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by bcroe
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Alternator identification
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Alternator identification

My first cars had generators which supplied enough power, being driven 40,000 miles a year at speed and largely at night. The first problem was failure without warning every 12 months. Soon a failed gen was found to have worn out brushes, and after repair was kept on the shelf for a quick swap. Lat...
by bcroe
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Lane Wander / Steering
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Lane Wander / Steering

I have first gone after a mushy RAG JOINT connecting the column to the steering box.
After that is stiff, a little more toe in might help a lot. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Alternator identification
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Alternator identification

My first cars had generators which supplied enough power, being driven 40,000 miles a year at speed and largely at night. The first problem was failure without warning every 12 months. Soon a failed gen was found to have worn out brushes, and after repair was kept on the shelf for a quick swap. Late...
by bcroe
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Alternator identification
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Alternator identification

Generally all alternators of same year will interchange, you might need to clock around the back to get terminals in the right place. A larger alternator might involve a different regulator or a resistor added to help light off the field. If the pulley is too small, a larger alternator may increase ...
by bcroe
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Eldorado brake calipers
Replies: 11
Views: 1786

Eldorado brake calipers

While I have tried to keep a lot of earlier E car drive trains redirected from
scrap to users doing upgrades, and upgraded my GEN III 79 to a GEN II
drive train, I don't have any hands on knowledge of GEN I or II brake and
suspension issues, sorry. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Signs of an engine overhaul?
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Signs of an engine overhaul?

There were 330 and 425 engines, switch pitch transmissions in lots of Olds through 1967. 1968 went to 350 and 455, no switch pitch. Externally all these parts interchange, not so much internally. That car sounds like a complete refresh of the drive train, possibly only a few new (plastic and rubber)...
by bcroe
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Signs of an engine overhaul?
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Signs of an engine overhaul?

The 425 engine was never used in the GM motorhome, they used 455 or 403. However
they will physically interchange. I use the 403 emissions engine, which will run, and run,
and run with minimum maintenance on crap unleaded. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Help what is this??
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Help what is this??

From that description, I think it just controls some accessory during cranking, not controlling cranking. Since it clicks, I bet the ign switch is OK, but the start solenoid current must also flow through the shift position switch to the solenoid. My guess is, that switch is out of adjustment, try m...
by bcroe
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Help what is this??
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Help what is this??

I do not see that device in the 66 factory service manual wiring. But is seems to be a relay, perhaps part of an anti theft option. Likely one wire comes from the ign switch and goes to 12V when turned to START. It would drive the coil hen starting. The other coil connection would be to ground thru ...
by bcroe
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Hello from Germany!
Replies: 156
Views: 28579

Hello from Germany!

I hope the battery is connected to a maintainer. Bruce Roe

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