Category Archives: Electrical

Disconnected the Generator

This morning I disconnected and finally removed the generator from the engine bay. I mechanically freed the generator last month, but it remained attached to the wiring harness until today. Here is a record of the three electrical connections to … Continue reading

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Generator Bracket Painting

This afternoon I primed and painted the mounting bracket for the generator (or dynamo, as it is called in my factor service manual). The bracket is L-shaped with four bold holes to mount to the engine on the front of … Continue reading

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Horn Removal

This afternoon I removed and cleaned up the horns from the engine bay.  The 320 has two horns, one is a high tone and the other is a low tone.  Only one of the two is typically connected at a … Continue reading

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E-1 Distributor Pics

Here are a few pictures of the original E-1 distributor mounted on the truck, located on the passenger side of the engine block just behind the oil filter mount. Here are two with the distributor cap on. And one showing … Continue reading

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Generator Removal

Today I removed the generator from the engine. Previously I started the process by detaching the adjuster arm that allows the generator pulley to act as a tensioner on the fan belt. What remain are the generator bracket that bolts … Continue reading

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Generator Adjustment Arm Removal

After removing the fan belt I removed the generator adjustment arm.  The generator hangs from a curved arm with a slot in it that allows for adjustment to tighten the fan belt.  The arm itself mounts to the the thermostat … Continue reading

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Fan belt removal

Next I pulled the fan belt.  The fan belt runs from the crank pulley up around the water pump pulley, and around the generator pulley.  It’s a simple set-up from before the age of power steering and air conditioning. In … Continue reading

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Battery Tray Clean-Up

Having removed the old battery and finding minimal damage underneath, today I cleaned up the sheet metal to neutralize any further corrosive material. I used a toothbrush, a spray bottle, and some baking soda, which I’ve used in the past … Continue reading

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Battery Removal

Today I pulled the old battery and did some work assessing they sheet metal under the battery tray.  This area is a notorious trouble-spot for older cars, as the corrosive acid from the battery can eat away the sheet metal … Continue reading

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