I am just putting the finishing touches on a 1948 Mark IV 3.5 Saloon. Over the weekend I had an opportunity to run the car for a while. While doing so I noticed my amp gauge was pegged in the positive direction. I ran a volt meter across the battery terminal and I had 17+ volts showing. This leads me to believe I have an issue in the voltage regulator.
That being said when I purchased my car it came with a new wiring harness. When I was installing it I noticed it was for the late 1948 cars where the voltage regulator is mounted higher on the firewall than mine which is located just below the fuel pumps. The wire color was also different. I took the time to compare wiring diagrams for both and connected the wires based on the Terminal numbers/letters on the regulator.
Can anyone point me in a direction to correct this?
Thanks in advance,
Jim Bolinger (Canton, OH)