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  • #16
    Don't discount a bad alternator. There can be a short in the alternator that seems to be easy to overlook. It has happened to me so many times that I just start by replacing the alternator with one known to be good. It may charge fine, but be the source of a current draw with the ignition off.

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    • #17
      hello all, i have solved the overcharging problem at last , i was nearly ready to give up, anyway with forum help i traced the field wire back from the alternator and found it was connected to the battery side of the starter solenoid so it was getting power all the time and overcharging ,plus it has cooked the battery. the wire on the field side of the regulator was not connected to anything on the engine , anyway i have sorted it out and now the car is able to be driven , thanks again for all your help , cheers from roger
      R.A.Jennings

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