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Posted July 10, 2014 - 01:48 PM

Greetings everyone, this is my 1st post here.

 

I own an A/C 917 Hydro that was given to me by my father. He's owned A/C garden tractors ever since I can remember, and has had several restoration projects go through the garage. This particular tractor was purchased to cannibalize parts from, but when my John Deere mower bit the dust, he gave it to me. There are a few cosmetic issues, and the mower deck needs some work...but it's mechanically sound and runs great. With one exception...

 

I'm having issues keeping the battery charged.

 

I recently replaced the battery and voltage regulator, but I'm still not seeing a positive reading on the ammeter to indicate that the battery is charging. I can jump start it just fine, though.

 

Any thoughts on where to look next?


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 02:16 PM

Werlcome to the Forum!

 

What kind of starter does this have? I assume the common delco remy starter/generator?

If so have you inspected that? The regulator only controls how much voltage goes back to the battery, the starter ultimately charges your battery.


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 02:31 PM

As far as I can tell, yes. It has a standard starter/generator...and no, I haven't inspected it. At least that gives me someplace to start.

 

Electrical systems are definitely not my forte.


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 09:08 PM

What engine do you have in that tractor? None of the Allis Chalmers large frame tractors produced after 1971 had Starter/Generators. The KT17 supplied with the tractor would have a geared starter and stator under the cowl.
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Posted July 11, 2014 - 09:31 AM

It's not the original engine, for sure. I remember my dad pulled it. I'll have to check.


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Posted July 11, 2014 - 09:57 AM

Welcome to GTtalk.  If you can provide the brand and model # of the engine that will help pin down where the problem is.


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Posted July 11, 2014 - 10:35 AM

Briggs & Stratton 326437-0649-01

 

16HP single stroke


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Posted July 11, 2014 - 11:11 AM

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Posted July 11, 2014 - 01:24 PM

You have an alternator,  Since this is not the OEM Engine then I would check the wiring and make sure it is correct.  Also you may need to put a different regulator on there since the OEM had a starter/generator.



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Posted July 11, 2014 - 01:39 PM

Also you may need to put a different regulator on there since the OEM had a starter/generator.


The original engine had the alternator type started on it not a S/G so it should be fine
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