We’ll start our tour of the alternator where it all starts in the alternator itself – at the alternator rotor. The rotor consists of a coil of wire wrapped around an iron core. Current through the wire coil – called “field” current – produces a magnetic field around the core. The strength of the field current determines the strength of the magnetic field. The field current is D/C, or direct current. In other words, the current flows in one direction only, and is supplied to the wire coil by a set of brushes and slip rings. The magnetic field produced has, as any magnet, a north and a south pole. The rotor is driven by the alternator pulley, rotating as the engine runs, hence the name “rotor.” Read more
My little site just had it’s 10,000th unique page view tonight, now 100,000. Thanks to those who keep checking in!
Just uploaded some Holley and Rochester carb schematics, specifications and parts listings.
Got some sample pieces back from Night Owl Powder Coating
. These were testing a black wrinkle finish with green flakes. I opted for the black wrinkle finish only, but these looked excellent, very high quality work. I have no doubt the rest of their work will be just as impressive. The clear powder coating isn’t going to provide the appearance I would like, so looks like a metal sealer it is. Thanks Chris and Matt!
I just ordered the OTC Nemisys OBD2 scan tool system. Should be here tomorrow, here is a run down of some of the features. Read more