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Falcon 87 1966 Electrics

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Falcon 87 1966 Electrics

Post  peter@dunfordconstruction on Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:53 pm

Please could anyone tell me or better still send a photo of the position of the Ign Coil & rectifier . I am using a standard Coil & a new small square rectifier with 4 contacts. Also do you have to earth thro' the centre bolt hole of the rectifier to the frame of the bike?

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Post  Bigjim on Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:12 pm

look at you rectifier, the 4 tags should be labelled.
+ve -neg and two with this symbol ~(AC) Is your bike POS or NEG earthed?
If POS then put the POS tag to earth. If NEG earthed then put NEG tag to earth.
All of this assumes you have an alternator, which the Wipac manual says you do.
The old style rectifier has 3 connectors, the fourth being the CENTRAL bolt to earth. My diagram shows light green & white as the AC into the rectifier and BROWN as DC out. It also says it is a POS earth, so the brown wire goes to the NEG on the rectifier and POS tag goes to earth
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Post  peter@dunfordconstruction on Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:16 pm

Thanks Bigjim . Have Identified the Rectifier terminals OK . .The bike does have an alternator and it is pos earth

so should be ok,. But still need positioning of both Ign coil & Rectifier on bike if there is another kind sole.

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Post  FB vincent on Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:37 am

Many more posts on this subject on the Forum - use the SEARCH function

This post may help with the position of a replacement rectifier:http://fboc.niceboards.org/t3012-rectifier-position?highlight=rectifier

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Post  peter@dunfordconstruction on Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:33 am

Thanks Sandy

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