I think I my have ruined by generator! Seabiscuit is being use in Ben Affleck's new movie "Live by Night" and last week the generator was not charging. So yesterday I brought down the generator (with cut out) from Sambuca my '17 and tried to swap them, but could not do that because the'26 has some high intake manifold and I could not get the old one out. So next I tried swapping just the cut outs. While I was doing that I noticed that the tread/bolt that holds the cut out on the generator was turning. My long winded question is will that ruin my generator and stop it from charging the battery.
i have always been told that the two small screws that hold the cutout have to be short so that they do not cut into the generator windings cloth covers and cause a short.
After reading your post again I believe you may be asking about the large copper generator post coming loose. I believe you can raise it and tighten it up. Hopefully no generator damage occurred and it charges again. My old TT truck vibrated mine loose but after tightening it worked again.
If you run the car without the generator charging, you might ruin the generator because it will have very strong internal current. Not knowing what bolt you referring to, I would say the best thing to do would be to remove the manifold and replace the generator with the one you know is good. Do this until you can get some expert help on fixing your generator.
If you don't have time or if you can't do this, the next best thing to do would be to remove the cover from the brushes and take a hook and lift the springs from the brushes and slide the brushes away from the commutator.
Then when you have time to remove the generator, do it and then fix it properly.
If you're talking about the generator post, it should not turn. The jumper from the post to the positive brush has a square hole for the pseudo-carriage bolt. If it's turning, you probably broke the connector or the wire lead.
Thank you Anthony, hopefully I did no damage to my generator. I was backing out the top nut when I noticed the tread was turning.
Ben Affleck bundles up as he takes a stroll with his mother Christine while on the set of his film Live By Night on Friday afternoon (November 13) in Lawrence, Mass.
Thanks to Jay and everyone for your help!!!! I think I found a photo on today's forum that shows me how to fix the problem.
What is that guy drilling in the hogshead?
I think I my have ruined by generator! Update, back on set yesterday morning (before 6am) and Seabiscuit fired right up with no problem and started charging!!!!
Hey Warren, I hope you're taking some full-sized pictures on the set.
Steve no picture taking is allowed on set. I am using the one from web site off local news stations. The main thing is they are treating us great, I will need to go on a diet when we finish and I am having more fun than I ever had before. Seabiscuit's getting most of the action. I did a bridge scene this afternoon.