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64V-K7
12-19-2006, 07:27 AM
My Hawk is getting ready for prime time. Still has a long way to go. After languishing 6 years, while getting everything replaced from the lower door hinges down, I'm going through the wiring.
Initially, when I turned the key on to start work on the circuits, a wisp of smoke started coming from the voltage regulator after a minute or so. Now it just gets warm.
Anything detrimental about this?
Eventually, I plan on installing a GM single wire, but this is later on. So far everything in the lighting and blower circuits has come to life with a little work. I'll be firing it up after New Years.

DEEPNHOCK
12-19-2006, 07:49 AM
Fantastic!
I love to hear it when progress reaches a point that a goal is nearing fruition.
Great news!
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by 55Prez


My Hawk is getting ready for prime time. Still has a long way to go. After languishing 6 years, while getting everything replaced from the lower door hinges down, I'm going through the wiring.
Initially, when I turned the key on to start work on the circuits, a wisp of smoke started coming from the voltage regulator after a minute or so. Now it just gets warm.
Anything detrimental about this?
Eventually, I plan on installing a GM single wire, but this is later on. So far everything in the lighting and blower circuits has come to life with a little work. I'll be firing it up after New Years.

JDP
12-19-2006, 09:22 AM
May be just years of oil residue that burned off the regulator. I've seen it many times on start-up after I've degreased a engine.

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John Kirchhoff
12-19-2006, 09:27 AM
There's several litle resistance wires on the bottom side of the regulator. Often times a new regulator will smoke just a bit, I guess there must be a bit of oil on the wires. If something were wrong, the generator would be getting hot, as in very. If you wish to set your mind at ease, take the fan belt loose from the generator and turn the ignition on. If the generator runs like a motor, the cutout points are sticking. If it just sets there like a lump of iron, you're fine.

64V-K7
12-19-2006, 03:37 PM
Thanks to all, I'll take the high road and look at it as ok for now. Happy holidays.....