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  1. A Spooky Ghost

    A Spooky Ghost Loyal Comrade

    Justin had my Alt rebuilt by a shop. It also makes a odd sound, mainly with the lights on.

    Not a issue at all though. Some alts are just noisy.

    On our 80 Ford Courier, it hums with the lights on. Also the idle goes up, and down with the flashing of the signal light.

    Even Herr Trabant doesn't do that!
  2. kev the builder

    kev the builder Loyal Comrade

    We don't have the same problem in the UK we have the made in china problem instead
    Andrewwoey likes this.
  3. turbofiat124

    turbofiat124 Premium Member Forum Donor

    That alternator and bracket came off my spare engine! I didn't know if it was any good or not but Justin said he needed it and the bracket and if it didn't work he would have it repaired.

    To add insult to injury the spare transmission I had thrown in with my car came from one that used CV joints so it's unusable "as is" unless I pull it apart to swap the pieces that the axles slide into.

    So far my LED headlight and auxiliary lights are working OK and not effecting the idle speed like before. I measured the current draw of all four and it's pulling around 4 amps as opposed to around 28 amps.

    Although I noticed this morning that one of the bulbs had blown on the auxiliary lights. From China or course! No problem, I have about 10 more in a box of electrical bits. That's what you get buying cheap LED bulbs from China!

    The reason I bumped the idle speed up to around 900 rpms was every now and then the engine would stall at idle (even when hot). So far it hasn't stalled lately.

    I'm wondering if it's time to adjust the idle mixture. Maybe that's the issue. As I mentioned in another post, ever since I blew the electronic ignition and had to swap back to points, the idle on this car hasn't been that great and it's smoking a bit in hot weather.

    I've pretty much got my "Hot Spark" electronic ignition system completed. I've just had more other things going on at the moment.

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