Looking for help with an electrical issue.
The car has been completely stripped and rebuilt, no expense spared, albeit the wiring harnesses are the original.
Battery light will not go out after starting and revving and alternator will not charge. Both battery and alternator have been renewed. I have traced all the blue wire connections in the fuse box and dash checking for continuity. All fine <<1 Ohm resistance. I have checked the diodes on the dash cluster one read 500 Ohm, the other about 560 ish?. Resistors all fine (some 60 Ohm, some over 500ohm from memory?).
I can hotwire the alternator to charge by running a wire with a diode from the coil + terminal. Doing this gives a charging voltage of about 16.5 V! So don't really want to keep having to do this! Any more ideas? Could it be a short in the fuse box? The voltage regulator is brand spanking new! I have heard that the stator should excite normally with revving, I have not yet tried this test.
The car has always had problems with a lumpy idle but then again the 2e2 carb is notorious. Suspect this is something else like poor quality HT leads. Then again, the Newman 276 cam doesn't help either! Accelerating is fine. Timing is spot on (factory marks). think all the symptoms are linked.
Finally, with the ignition off indicating left or right illuminates the front right or left dipped beam, weird! Turning on ignition sends everything back to normal (indicators work normally). Help?