I know the feeling Brian - I am sure it would have been cheaper building a 'Back to the Future' Delorean and traveling to 1955 to buy a new R25/3 than renovating one that came form a South African skip! But there is nothing I would rather be doing and I have enjoyed 99% of the process and have met some great people along the way
Thanks all for the advice. The white cable has a home now but sadly I can't get the yellow paint to stick to the insulation Celedrera
You are correct Mek that your repaired generator is only likely to see use this summer - there have been too many other 'have to do things' going on in my life which kept me from my garage. For a while it sat on the shelve encouraging me as the only functioning part of the machine. Hugely appreciate your help
Unfortunately the fuse blowing problem persists (15Amp on the + side) and I have checked all the connections with the many wiring diagrams I have. I have neutral and generator lights on with the key in place but as soon as I turn the key left or right the fuse blows. It must be a major short for this to happen but I don't know where to look next. I may have to take the terminal plate out the headlight but am reluctant to bend the taps too often if not necessary. Any suggestions would be more than welcome.
On Mek's repaired generator I had fitted a replacement contact plate which left terminal 31 isolated from the generator body. As a result I have earthed the brown wire that goes to the headlight terminal plate onto one of the three bolts which holds the stator to the crankcase - is this ok or do I need another earth? See photo.
I also fitted the blue wire from generator 61 directly onto the red charging light as I don't have a 61 connection on the headlight terminal plate.
Many thanks for your help and I hope you are all enjoying a good summer.