Quote Originally Posted by Rowdy View Post
I have a 44 Chief, when I switch the head light on the amp meter shows about a 7 amp discharge, with the engine running at low revs. When the head light is off and I rev the engine it shows a 7 amp charge. would this be a regulator problem? At highway speeds with the lights on, the amp meter is central. The battery is fully charged. I have changed to 12 volts and have a VW generator installed. Thanks in advanced.
Fully charged batteries shouldn't pull 7 amps, check with voltmeter when reving at overcharge and verify there is no more than 14.5 volts. Suspect regulator as generator is obviously making current but if all else fails run with headlight on for safety.