1961 All Other Makes Recreational Vehicles 57 Willis Kieser CJ 5. Voltage? Jeepenstein !

Tiny
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Someone (regrettably )switched the jeep I just bought from a 6 volt to 12,
I just had the generator rebuilt but now it puts out to much juice, If I switch the wires on the (right side facing top of regulater) it won't put out enough,
Is there a way to adjust the regulater? I will be redoing the wiring harness
In this jeepenstein soon!
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Saturday, September 21st, 2013 AT 5:10 PM

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Tiny
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Manually setting these old voltage regulators is something that should be left to an auto electrician, you can do it your self but you will need a manual that shows you the steps and the correct air gaps for the contactors, there are very few old mechanics about these days that will know what I am talking about, this is just one of the old skills long lost in the trade now.
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Saturday, September 21st, 2013 AT 5:13 PM
Tiny
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That's a shame! I would like to find a manual to attempt this. Where would you go for a complete manual? And thanks!
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Saturday, September 21st, 2013 AT 5:24 PM
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Check online, I buy many old and hard to find manuals on line.
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Saturday, September 21st, 2013 AT 5:35 PM
Tiny
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I am now. But nothing just yet. If its not worth fighting for it must not be worth it, right?
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Saturday, September 21st, 2013 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
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Seek and ye will find. Or something a bit more contemporary. Google and get one they will be out there, I restore vintage and veteran cars full time as a professional mechanic, and you would be suppressed what is out there if you keep looking.
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Saturday, September 21st, 2013 AT 5:56 PM
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By the way, if I had one I would gladly help you out, I live in Australia and work on mainly European and British Pre 1960's sports cars. If you can't find any thing, I can look into sending you something generic that should assist, as most manual set voltage regulators work on a similar principal just settings are achieved differently depending on the type of reg used.
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Saturday, September 21st, 2013 AT 6:03 PM
Tiny
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Yeah. I guess it would be much easier to just get a new one set to what I need
I'm not sure if I should restore it back to 6volts or leave it at 12. And don't even know how many amps. I'm not a mechanic, I'm a carpenter/ artist
But I've got the patience and skill to learn how to fix this thing, it works now
But someone made a mess, I will send you pix when the sun comes up!
It is a hoot!
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Saturday, September 21st, 2013 AT 6:13 PM
Tiny
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Ok, thanks.
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Saturday, September 21st, 2013 AT 6:50 PM

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