halogen headlights; 3rd brush generator...

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18 Feb 2007 12:54 #6404 by Lee
Lee created the topic: halogen headlights; 3rd brush generator...
At the west coast ACD meet, there was a guy who converted his 851 Auburn to burn Halogen headlights. When I asked about it, he was not very articulate about how he did it...I know they make a 6 volt bulb and that it takes less electricity than the old bulb////

I was wondering if anyone has done it? Can they explain how they did it?

Also if some one has any hits on adjusting the third brush on my generator...I'd like to hear it...like where is it located in comparison to the cut out? which way to move it to increase it (towards the top of the engine or ? Where it should be for a long drive...how many amps?

Thanks....

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24 Aug 2008 14:57 #11142 by Helmut Huber
Helmut Huber replied the topic: 6 v Halogen
http://www.classicandvintagebulbs.com/index.html

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25 Aug 2008 13:00 #11145 by ilikescars
ilikescars replied the topic: Adjusting generator brush
I was thinking: Why not drive the car with the headlights on? This would reduce the amount of overcharge on the battery. This is not based on any first-hand experience, just an idea....

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25 Aug 2008 14:21 #11147 by sds1861
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Hello Lee:
To increase generator output, the third brush is moved in the direction of generator rotation. The procedure is to revove the metal band around the rear of the generator which makes the brush visable through an opening in the generator body. Then loosen the small third brush lock screw on the back side of the generator. Move the brush with your fingers (it doesn't take much movement to make a noticable increase). Tighten down the small lock screw and replace the metal band. On a cold engine with lights off, you shouldn't exceed 21 amps on the guage at 1,500 RPMs. After warm up, you shouldn't exceed 12 amps at road speed of 1,800 - 2,000 RPMs. If you are getting more output than that, back off the thrid brush slightly. There is an internal thermostat inside the generator that cuts back the output when the generator warms up.
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Steve Stevens

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24 Nov 2008 07:25 #11949 by Lee
Lee replied the topic: thanks for the clear directions
Thanks for the clear directions on adjusting the third brush. I had the generator rebuilt this summer. Lee

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