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Newbie needing help

Postby Verna » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:58 am

Hello
First time poster, long time lurker. I really need some advice. The dynamo on my darling Frobisher has given up the ghost. So I thought I would try one of those new fangled dynomaters. Advertised as a simple swop. Well, I'm not good with electrics and electrical diagrams send my brain into a spin.
Has anyone fitted one of these dynomaters? Was it easy? Any tips, hints or warnings before I jump in feet first?
Thank you for any advice.
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Re: Newbie needing help

Postby woodywoodchipper » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:26 pm

Welcome,

sorry can't help you, did it not come with any instructions ??

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Re: Newbie needing help

Postby Plin » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:40 am

:? Sorry I haven't got a clue what your 'dynomater' is - but :D welcome to the forum Verna and Frobisher! Hopefully someone will be able to help soon but in the meantime do you have a photo of the dynomater you are referring to?
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Re: Newbie needing help

Postby minormadman » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:21 am

Big welcome from me Verna.
Cannot be of specific help with your ? I'm just in the process of moving from an old time standard Dynamo to an Alternator.
I have no experience with a Dynamater sorry.
I am interested to see how you solve your problem though-please keep us posted
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Re: Newbie needing help

Postby The vast minority » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:19 am

Welcome
I once heard of these, are they not just an alternator that are made to look like a dynamo? If this be the case then standard procedure to fit an alternator can be followed as far as the electrical modifications go.

This will be a fairly simple search on here.

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Re: Newbie needing help

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Re: Newbie needing help

Postby plastic orange » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:27 pm

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Re: Newbie needing help

Postby Plin » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:55 pm

TDV102 wrote:https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/dynator-charging-systems

What a good idea!


Oh thank you TDV and Al - learn something new every day!
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Re: Newbie needing help

Postby Verna » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:02 am

Thanks everyone. Going to attempt it today. If you see a huge mushroom cloud take a drink in Frobishers memory :lol:
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Re: Newbie needing help

Postby Custard » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:42 am

Good luck with it.

We did have a lot of useful pictures under the electrical section;

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=746

But unfortunately picture hosting issues seem to have lost them.

If the Dynator has the same pulley size as the dynamo it will also get round issues of sorting out a different sized belt and the adjustment system.

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Re: Newbie needing help

Postby Verna » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:58 pm

I chickened out of fitting the dynamator. It needed me to cut into the wires and he only had a new loom fitted a couple of years ago. So ordered a new dynamo.
Will be fitting that this weekend. Recharged the battery and gave him a couple of runs and had no problems. (other than running out of petrol - dodgy fuel gauge!) even tested to see if the dynamo was working and the headlights brightened. But today it all went wrong. Started fine first thing, but refused to start after the short run to drop off my daughter. Jump started (Lidl jump start power pack is amazing!) and he trundled off to work fine. Getting home was a whole other story. Took 2 jolts to get him going, stalled in slow traffic, sat in a car park for 20 minutes with the engine running to wait for the traffic to clear, as I slowed down for a red light he stalled again and again when I pulled up to my garage. If it wasn't for the jump start pack I'd still be pushing him home!
Anyway, parked up in the garage, engine idling and thought I'd do the headlight test. Turned on the lights and the car stopped!
Hopefully it is just the dynamo.
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