[Healeys] Lucas electronic voltage regulator
healeybruce at roadrunner.com
Sat Nov 3 09:57:13 MDT 2018
Thanks, Chris. I appreciate all the input. I received the diagnosis on my generator Friday, and I’m going to proceed with having it rebuilt. I’m also going to contact Dean Sprague of Vintage Mecha-Tronics (www.vintagemechatronics.com <http://www.vintagemechatronics.com> ) this week regarding their electronic regulator. The quality of the Lucas electronic unit is suspect based on the comments received, which are echoed in the information on Mecha-Tronics website.
From: Chris Masucci [mailto:cmmasucci at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 4:19 AM
To: healey.nut at gmail.com
Cc: healeybruce at roadrunner.com; Healey List <Healeys at autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Lucas electronic voltage regulator
In my opinion, whether you need more current supply or not isn't the primary reason to go with an alternator or an electronic voltage regulator. Either will provide a more stable voltage to the system, which is good for anything electrical including points and coils, overdrive solenoids, fuel pumps and especially electronic ignitions like pertronix etc.. If you have an electronic tach like on the later cars, it will be more stable too and happier with a cleaner power source. I would use the electronic regulator if you decide to rebuild the generator.
On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 6:08 AM Alan Seigrist <healey.nut at gmail.com <mailto:healey.nut at gmail.com> > wrote:
I would just rebuild the genny. are you planning on running a 300 amp stereo system in your car or something?
On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 9:13 AM Bruce Steele <healeybruce at roadrunner.com <mailto:healeybruce at roadrunner.com> > wrote:
Somewhat related to my prior post. Should I decide to rebuild the generator, anyone have experience with the electronic voltage regulator?
From: Michael MacLean [mailto: <mailto:rrengineer.mike at att.net> rrengineer.mike at att.net]
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:05 AM
To: Bruce Steele < <mailto:healeybruce at roadrunner.com> healeybruce at roadrunner.com>; <mailto:Healeys at autox.team.net> Healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Accuspark Dynamator
Cheaper to get your generator rebuilt. Re-install, then drive it. Not a big deal.
On Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:36 AM, Bruce Steele < <mailto:healeybruce at roadrunner.com> healeybruce at roadrunner.com> wrote:
Hi, all. My generator failed and I'm considering my options. Anyone have any input on the AccuSpark Dynamator (which is an alternator in a dynamo case)? Peter Roses installed one recently, and suggested I consider it. The north American distributor is Brit Bits in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I'd prefer retaining the traditional look of the generator over an alternator. Of course, rebuilding the generator is an option, but my car is not concours so that is not really a consideration. Certainly the higher output of the alternator (the Dynamator is 45 amps) is a significant improvement to drive all those electrical components on our Healeys.
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