I have my T fired up for the first time. There is new wiring and battery in the car. When the motor is up to speed the car is charging when the car is off there is an Amp draw. If I remove the wire at the cut out on the alternator the draw stops. Does that indicate a stuck cut out and I need a Fun Projects upgrade ?
Yes. Most likely the cutout points are stuck closed.
The Fun Projects regulator operates in a superior fashion compared to a simple cutout.
Talk to John Regan at Fun Projects before ordering so that he can help you get the proper regulator.
John has sold Fun Projects. Birdhaven is now producing those products. Give them a call.
Wow, didn't know that! Thanks for the info.
Is it an alternator or generator ??
There ain't no cut out on an alternator.
Then too, some early alternators had a separate brown wire that provided power to the internal regulator and a larger red wire that sent the power to the battery.
If there was not a separate switch to switch off the power to the regulator, your battery would be dead in about 8 hours.
Not a problem if you used a distributor or TrueFire system, as the magneto was not used at all.
Then you could just turn on the ignition switch and have the brown wire hooked to it.