In Reply to: Re: Motor testing 2n generator posted by 36 coupe on October 24, 2017 at 15:19:18:
> Assuming again.Half the 6 volt cars in the 50s were positive ground.
> You have a meter but dont know how to use it.
Yes, I think you're assuming too much. I've owned several '40s and '50s vehicles, all 6v positive ground. But you missed the part about my multi-tester being from the late 1970s and designed for 12v negative ground systems. So the ammeter scale wasn't designed for this application. But it was enough deflection to show me current output, which seems inconsistent with my motoring test results. Talked to the local old Ford tractor mechanic about it today, and he agrees it's an anomaly and probably indicates a failed generator, but a bench test is planned.
> Find an old Motors Manual and study it.The cutout is a simple relay.
> The book will show you how it works.
Thanks, but I know how the cutout works. And in any case the cutout was out of the circuit for both tests. I'm only asking this friendly group for tips with the strange results I'm getting.