Yes, the inside of the carb had some but you could see it best in the bowl.
I did test voltage on the battery when running and it was no better then when not running. I will try and test the resistance of the stator.
"Do the stator wires matter which prong they go to on the rectifier? The wires are both red and are the same.
Bill, what do I test the voltge on? The battery, or the two stator wires?"
***Here's your info you're looking for with your questions..
Turn your Multi meter to AC volts and disconnect the stator wires and test the AC voltage coming out of the Stator windings. (Flywheel side plug with meter connected to both of those wires) It should be ~30V AC.. with the motor running @ speed. If not close to that (Above 27.5 V AC) your stator is bad or you may have a shorted wire somewhere. A resistance test tested through the same wires with the MOTOR OFF and testing the same wires will also tell you the state of those windings..
The Rectifier or diode Regulator has two functions- It drops one side of the AC voltage and regulates the amount of DC power transferred to the battery/tractor.
Hope this helps..
Edited by WNYTractorTinkerer, September 29, 2012 - 06:11 PM.