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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:40 pm    Post subject: 1974 Ford 3000 gas Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I converted my tractor to an alternator. Wired up as shown in the instructions. Fired it up and it charges fine. Shut it off and the battery went dead in about 5 minutes. Jump started and charged the battery. Shut down and disconnected the hot terminal. Put on ammeter and it shows 4 amp draw. I know there's a short somewhere. HELP!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:24 am    Post subject: Re: 1974 Ford 3000 gas Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We'll need more info to help much.
Type/brand of alt you used,
internal/external regulator, etc.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:45 am    Post subject: Re: 1974 Ford 3000 gas Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Don't know the brand. Voltage regulator was removed as directed
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:49 am    Post subject: Re: 1974 Ford 3000 gas Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They don't charge by the word here...
Yes we know if you converted the tractor to
an alternator you would have removed the
original V reg.
But alternators have v regs too. Some, like
a GM/Delco 10-SI are internally regulated
and are very simple to wire - either 1 wire
setups or 3 wire setups. Some like
Motorolas, have an external regulator and
are harder to wire.
Is is this a kit you bought somewhere?
Where?
Got a link to it?
Photograph of it?
There are several guys here who are very
good with tractor electrics. Some are
electrical engineers. Some have 30, 40, even
50 years of experience working on tractors.
They can help you but not knowing what you
have.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:57 pm    Post subject: Re: 1974 Ford 3000 gas Reply to specific post Reply with quote

FYI: Nowhere in the instructions for the alternator conversion does it tell which way the female red/black plug goes on the alternator. Flipped it over and problem solved! Very Happy
 
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