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57RID500
Posted 2020-06-12 12:40 PM (#599572)
Subject: 57 Dodge Royal Generator


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I tested the charging system on my, 1957 Dodge Royal D 500.
I used a Foxwell battery and charging system tester. The results were hgh output of 15.36 volts with no load.
15.17 volts with loaded ( blower motor on high, and high beams on )
Are these normal readings?

thank you Bob
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-06-12 12:50 PM (#599574 - in reply to #599572)
Subject: RE: 57 Dodge Royal Generator



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Those are battery boiling voltages. Suggest that the regulator might need attention.

The 57 Dodge Factory Service Manual (FSM) has a section on the Generator and Regulator starting on page 59 in the hardcopy or 60 of 530 in the 57 Dodge FSM pdf document available at MyMopar.com.

http://www.mymopar.com/index.php?pid=109

Download. Open. Save in a folder you can find again. Open. Use.

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57chizler
Posted 2020-06-12 12:56 PM (#599575 - in reply to #599572)
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I would consider anything over 14.5V to be too high.
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57RID500
Posted 2020-06-12 7:49 PM (#599588 - in reply to #599574)
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would it explain why the volt meter, jumps around, from far left to far right like crazy around at 45 or 50 mph?

Should I just change the regulator?
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-06-12 11:12 PM (#599598 - in reply to #599588)
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57RID500 - 2020-06-12 4:49 PM
would it explain why the volt meter, jumps around, from far left to far right like crazy around at 45 or 50 mph?
Should I just change the regulator?


Sorry but what you see jumping is probably the OE Ammeter. There was no stock Voltmeter. (Personally, I added one)

But yes, in my opinion you want to fix or change your regulator.

There are several on eBay (just make sure that they are 12V negative ground):

https://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=195...

and Rock Auto has them as well:

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/dodge,1957,custom,5.3l+325cid+v8...



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57RID500
Posted 2020-06-13 1:51 PM (#599626 - in reply to #599572)
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Yes, Its an amp meter, not a volt meter.
Thank you as always, for great help and quick response.


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57RID500
Posted 2020-06-13 2:55 PM (#599627 - in reply to #599572)
Subject: Re: 57 Dodge Royal Generator


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when shopping for a regulator, 2 series generators come up. GGA or generator series GHM & GHC.

How do I determine which is correct for my car?
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57RID500
Posted 2020-06-13 6:26 PM (#599631 - in reply to #599626)
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I determined from the Shop Manual, I should have a GJC7012a Model Generator, I confirmed that is the generator I have in the car, which is for a non ac car.
The after market regulators are the same unit for both the AC and non AC cars.
Would an adjustment have to be made or is the output the same?

thanks Bob

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57RID500
Posted 2020-06-20 7:52 AM (#599892 - in reply to #599572)
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Had the voltage regulator reset to proper voltage and rebuilt original generator. Still had the autolite parts inside of it, was never opened. Thank you all for your advice and help.

Bob
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-06-20 10:44 AM (#599897 - in reply to #599892)
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Hopefully that didn't hurt your pocket book too badly.

I ended up having my 56 Dodge generator (that drives my PS pump) rebuilt. It was a bit of a nightmare (the armature had to be rewound). But hey, it works now. (With a new old stock regulator)

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57RID500
Posted 2020-06-20 4:29 PM (#599911 - in reply to #599572)
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the cost was $170. for everything
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-06-20 5:41 PM (#599914 - in reply to #599911)
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57RID500 - 2020-06-20 1:29 PM
the cost was $170. for everything


Sounds reasonable to me. Mine was more like $300.

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57RID500
Posted 2020-06-20 8:40 PM (#599922 - in reply to #599572)
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wow, great place in RI. 3 generations ownership. knew the car, the model etc. Good to still have a few shops like this left!
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