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Possible regulator Issues

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:09 pm
by IanPatt
Hi
Would any one be able to advise on a minor electrical Issue? My 1937 Rover 10 (Jenny) appears I think, to be suffering from a regulator issue in so much as it now takes around 40seconds or so for the ignition light to go out. On starting from cold (normally a week or but starts on the button) the ignition light remains on regardless of revs, gets brighter and eventually goes out during which time the ammeter does not move. After this it is fine and shows no issues and charging appears to be occurring; battry is fine and belt is tight etc.
Would the coil be going week or is there a maintenance regime on the regulator that needs to be completed??
Any help would be appreciated
Thanks

Ian P

Re: Possible regulator Issues

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:41 am
by Phil - Nottingham
The regulator points may need cleaning - cardboard with a little alcohol on it is best. Are there signs of oxidation on the points? It's well worth cleaning all the connections

Re: Possible regulator Issues

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:02 am
by IanPatt
Hi

Thanks for your response.
All cleaned up and reset the contact gap. All working fine.
Do you think the issue would have damaged the coil at all??
Your help is appreciated.
Regards
Ian P

Re: Possible regulator Issues

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:45 pm
by Phil - Nottingham
Possible but unlikely as it seems OK leave it and wait see

Re: Possible regulator Issues

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:24 pm
by IanPatt
Hi
Apologies in the late response.
Thanks for your help on this one.
Jenny starts on the button and all is well.
Thanks again

Ian P