6 Volt REGULATOR to replace Cutout Relay

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6 Volt REGULATOR to replace Cutout Relay

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Post by partshunt » Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:07 pm

Hi Fellas: I would like to convert my 6 volt 3 brush to a 2 brush 6 volt regulated system on a Mod. 52 generator (54F)L. I need a 6 volt regulater that replaces and looks like the cutout relay. Preston cycle lists one under "regulators" Has anyone used them? Are they or some other still available? No desire for 12 volt system...Thanks in advance...



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Post by john HD » Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:30 pm

good question, i am looking for one as well.

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Post by panhead » Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:04 pm

Try Kurt at 45partsdepot.com

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Post by john HD » Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:56 pm

i took a look at kurt's stuff and saw some nifty solid state regulators.

however i cannot make out if they work with a 2 brush genny. i also want to make sure whatever i select will work with the dash light.

anyone try/have one?

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Post by Pantony » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:56 am

Use a cycle electric generator with a built in relay and put a 3-brush relay on the bracket as a dummy

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Post by john HD » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:17 am

yeah that's a good idea tony but i don't want that butt ugly thing sticking out of the end of the generator.

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6 Volt Regulator

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Post by partshunt » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:42 am

Yes, I'v thought of leaving the 3 brush cut out on as a dummy. That is if a similar looking regulater was not available. Using any other regulater one could hide it under the saddle or in the head lamp tins. A small one could be hidden in the headlamp? Maybe?...

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Post by Panacea » Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:31 am

Would there be any over-heating issues with the regulator inside the headlamp tins? Mike

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Post by partshunt » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:48 am

Yes, overheating is likely. I was just fishing out there on an option since no one makes a 6 volt regulator to look and replace the orig. cut out. Was hoping tho, that there may be a vintage auto but solid state type replacement and just find an apropriate place to hide it. If it were small enough on a heat sink, maybe it would fit in some good hiding place. The other option is installing the police set up with the regilator on the coil, make it all police original modification, After all, it would be a period modification with original parts. Its possible that some people in those days did go to that from time to time. I dont know tho how the AMC judges would argue the :period" issue...Joe

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Post by Cotten » Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:15 pm

Cycle Electric doesn't just make the double-ugly endmount regulators!

They started out making conventional little finned boxes just like latemodel OEM regulators. They are the only source I know of that makes them in a low-voltage version for batteries in oiltanks, in both 6 and 12v.
They are ugly too, but they can be easily mounted below the generator where it gets air without much attention.

AMCA judges will still point their stink-finger even if you used the Delco regulator that HD issued in 1947 (on Hummers; not on Pans until '58).

But it shouldn't be as much of a deduction.


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6 Volt Regulators

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Post by partshunt » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:53 pm

Sey Cotton: Have you or anyone checked put the Splitdorf Site. They make small regulators but also plan to come out with a 6 volt regulator copy of the Delco Cut Out. Hope its succesfull, cant wait...Joe

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Post by Panacea » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:23 am

I think cycle electric makes a generator with an internal regulator, I know, more money...but that with the decoy would solve the problem...Mike

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Post by Cotten » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:19 am

Joe!

Splitdorf site?
Common diodes will replace a relay, but to truly regulate is a little more involved.

Panacea!

CE's "internally regulated" gismo is the endmount ugliness we have been talkng about.
CE's standard generators are indistinguishable from OEM 2-brush units, and allow a choice of external regulators: mechanical, or solidstate boxes.


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Post by partshunt » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:56 am

cotton; No, this has nothing to do with simple diodes. We know diodes and thse ugly regulators mounted on generators, "chopper Area". I have a diode on my 1923 JD, they never even had a cutout relay in those day. Splitdorf makes VOLTage Regulators for the old DU generators and plan the make an actual regulator to fit into a Harley Cutout. Thats the encouraging part. See the attachements if successfull....Joe

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Post by partshunt » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:07 am

Hello cotton: Trying to post the Splitdorf Site.This site didnt like it..Try to acess it this way....Joe


http://www.splitdorfreg.com/harley.htm

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