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How buttercup got her groove back

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7 minutes ago, NC-car-guy said:

 

190 at water neck

 


 

 

With what thermostat? 

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12 minutes ago, MrEarl said:


 

 

With what thermostat? 

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Appears you have it solved.  If I'm getting down the highway my needle will be just above the N.  At a stop light for a good amount of time she will climb to the top of the white line that indicates normal range.  Never out of the normal line area. No puking up coolant. Running a 180 t-stat. Your numbers with the heat gun are similar to my numbers. I happened to check this weekend after a very hot 44 mile highway run with a good 20 minutes of stop and go traffic. 

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57 minutes ago, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

If I am reading this correctly, the vacuum advance cured the overheating?

 

  Ben

Yes

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11 minutes ago, NC-car-guy said:

Yes

 

 I would say without a doubt the removal of the scale and using the filter to catch it made a difference as well!  I'm glad it is sorted.  Maybe Buttercup will find good graces and stay in your barn. :)  

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18 hours ago, avgwarhawk said:

 

 I would say without a doubt the removal of the scale and using the filter to catch it made a difference as well!  I'm glad it is sorted.  Maybe Buttercup will find good graces and stay in your barn. :)  

I dunno.   Drove it to work today, cool morning so I figured I was safe.  15 miles at 55 mph on back roads.  Temp gauge stayed well below N.

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View from my cubicle:

 

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On 6/21/2020 at 4:15 PM, NC-car-guy said:

Needle moves up towards H as she heat-soaks after shut down.

 

That's normal.  Those temp readings sound good to me!  ;)

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1 hour ago, NC-car-guy said:

I dunno.   Drove it to work today, cool morning so I figured I was safe.  15 miles at 55 mph on back roads.  Temp gauge stayed well below N.

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View from my cubicle:

 

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Look at that!  You can gaze upon her cool beauty from your cubicle sweet cubicle.   Funny part is, her interior is larger than your cubicle!!      You know she is saying, "Let's motorvate!"   

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2 hours ago, NC-car-guy said:

I dunno.   Drove it to work today, cool morning so I figured I was safe.  15 miles at 55 mph on back roads.  Temp gauge stayed well below N.

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View from my cubicle:

 

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Coolest car in the lot by far! 👍

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She looks good in those blackwalls!  ;)

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41 minutes ago, EmTee said:

She looks good in those blackwalls!  ;)

Agree! They work well with the wheel covers. Nice to see Buttercup on the road.

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I think the voltage regulator is going.  Friday the charge gauge was reading high to the charge side while driving and sitting alone the middle at idle.  Now it's at the discharge side at idle and revving it hard barely gets it back to the middle. 😞

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I’ve had the worst luck with modern replacement voltage regulators and they were all made in the usa just junk some dead out of box and yes i polarized them..finally got fed up and went with the powermaster power gen

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5 minutes ago, 1956322 said:

I’ve had the worst luck with modern replacement voltage regulators and they were all made in the usa just junk some dead out of box and yes i polarized them..finally got fed up and went with the powermaster power gen

Thanks for the heads up.   Somewhere I have an NOS one in the box....cant find it when I need it.

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Regulators of that period are almost infinitely adjustable and rebuildable. There is really no way at that mileage it could be worn out. With the engine off and battery disconnected, you could try dragging strips of printer paper soaked in brake kleen through the points.

 

I have not heard a single good report on modern replacements.

 

It's far more likely that the brushes in the generator are gummed up and not sliding freely in their holders and/or the commutator is dirty.

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You are lucky to have a charging problem at home or close by.  All of mine happened in hot weather far away.  It was never the voltage regulator although that is the first thing I changed because it was easy.  Check the voltage at the battery with the engine off and then running 2000 rpm and report back.

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Asure your battery is good. A weak or failing battery does not allow for a good check on the charging system.  Not sure what battery you're running but the NAPA 3ET is a very good battery. 

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On 6/28/2020 at 2:14 PM, old-tank said:

You are lucky to have a charging problem at home or close by.  All of mine happened in hot weather far away.  It was never the voltage regulator although that is the first thing I changed because it was easy.  Check the voltage at the battery with the engine off and then running 2000 rpm and report back.

12.23 and 12.2.   Looks like no charging is happening.  Now I gotta get it figured out and fixed before it ships.  😣

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1 hour ago, NC-car-guy said:

12.23 and 12.2.   Looks like no charging is happening.  Now I gotta get it figured out and fixed before it ships.  😣

I just opened the regulator and un stuck one of the points.  Now its charging again

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