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Technical Discussion / Re: 31PA generator/voltage regulator not working.
« Last post by chetbrz on Yesterday at 08:46:05 PM »

If your PA has a three brush generator see the link below.

http://www.1948plymouth.info/SupportPages/PNWR_Reprint.pdf

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Technical Discussion / Re: 1931 PA Distributer Shaft
« Last post by chetbrz on Yesterday at 08:35:51 PM »
I have a 29-U and there is a right angle distributor housing.  These have a tendency to go south.  I assume your engine is a stock 4 cyl. 196 which is the same block as my 175.

Chet...
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Technical Discussion / 1931 PA Distributer Shaft
« Last post by dlaine on July 16, 2018, 02:54:38 PM »
Just parked my 1931 PA after driving a short distance but when I went to move it and it would not start.  No spark.  Noted that the distributer rotor was not turning. Removed the distributer and the shaft turns freely.  However, the distributer gear in the engine is not rotating when the engine is cranked.  This was a very sudden event.  Any comments or suggestions?   
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Technical Discussion / Re: 31PA generator/voltage regulator not working.
« Last post by 32cabrio on July 15, 2018, 10:35:28 AM »
A couple of things...
It sounds like the charging system has worked for a while. Consider the fact that the generator and regulator regulator must have a good ground between them to operate properly.
If the regulator has rubber grommets at the attach points to the firewall (I assume that is where you mounted it), it should have a metal strap that goes from one regulator screw attach point to the firewall for a good ground. If not, the hold down screws must have a good contact between the regulator and the firewall to provide the ground. 
Also, the generator must have a good ground.
Clean the attach points where the generator is attached to the block down to bare
metal. Some cars wiring system provides a ground wire from the generator to the regulator.
Bottom line, corrosion may be hampering your grounds and causing your problem.

All voltage regulators that I am familiar with have three lugs on them.
A= Armature
B= Battery
F=field
Not familiar with "L". Has it ever had a wire attached? Could your regulator be solid state?
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Technical Discussion / Re: 31PA generator/voltage regulator not working.
« Last post by 28 Ply.cpe on July 14, 2018, 07:08:24 PM »
I have a 28 ply. I pull the battery out every winter. In the spring I charge it up, put it in and it starts right up and shows charge and drives all summer long. If you go to www.33ply.com/repair/reg It will show you how to check it all out. It is great article.
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Technical Discussion / Re: Rear axle drive bearing oil hole plug
« Last post by SpecialD on July 12, 2018, 10:31:25 PM »
Thank you!
The car is actually a 1941 P12.
Fat fingers.
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General Discussion / Re: Grill Removal
« Last post by twpoulter on July 12, 2018, 06:15:39 PM »
I try to pop in once a week but sometimes forget, always good to catch-up now and then , have a good show season.
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Technical Discussion / 31PA generator/voltage regulator not working.
« Last post by Lincoln52 on July 12, 2018, 04:25:10 PM »
I have a 6 volt positive ground system. I had the generator rebuilt 2 years ago and had a voltage regulator added to replace the cut out. I remember polarizing the generator/regulator then & it seemed to work ok. Now it doesn't work. I've checked it with a volt/ohm meter. I don't know if it's the generator, regulator or it needs to be polarized again. I removed the battery during the winter. Does it need to be polarized every time the battery is removed? How do you polarize a 6 volt positive ground system?
There are 3 connection tabs on the voltage regulator.
One says F
One says BAT
One says L.  The L has no wires connected to it.
Thanks
-John
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Technical Discussion / Re: Rear axle drive bearing oil hole plug
« Last post by POC-Admin on July 11, 2018, 06:31:37 PM »
From a lubrication chart I have, it just says "remove plug and add 1/2 oz of Wheel Bearing Grease, do not over lubricate."  A tube of grease might work the best or simply use a grease gun stuck in the hole.
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Technical Discussion / Rear axle drive bearing oil hole plug
« Last post by SpecialD on July 11, 2018, 03:51:11 PM »
Greetings,
I purchased a 1942 Special Deluxe, and I noticed the axle drive bearing oil hole plug.
Can someone tell me its purpose, and how I can lubricate the bearing?
Thank you.
As you can see, I am very much a beginner to restoration.
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