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B.Ikard

Voltage Reg & Starter Solenoid Locations-7012H

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B.Ikard
Hello All, Sometime in the past there has been a hacker that was loosed on my 7012's wiring harness....dont you just love that :) I would like to put it together as close as it was when it left the factory in 1978. Anyway I have a voltage regulator held by 1 bolt in the dash tower in an odd location... I have saved several pictures of Simplicity and AC tractors that show the VR in the cooling shroud, and some with the starter solenoid there. There are 2 tapped holes in that location but do not match the V/R footprint. I heard somewhere these regulators survive a lot longer with cooling air, but that would mean cutting a hole:( The starter solenoid is located directly under the ignition switch in the dash tower and looks factory. If somebody could take a look at their unaltered 7000 series with a single cylinder Kohler and give me some component locations I would really appreciate it!!

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SmilinSam
Sounds like the solenoid is where its supposed to be. The regulator should be on the shroud of the engine and there should be a hole in the shroud already for it. Regulator should be a plastic like encased type that has three prongs in one side and be about 3" x 1 3/4" and 3/4" thick or something thereabouts. On the earlier Kohler equppied ones like on my 712H Allis the regulator was an aluminum finned type that mounted on a angled plate off the side of the engine just above the starter.

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HubbardRA
The Homelite T13, that I used as part of the build-up of my AC713S, had the voltage regulator under the dash, behind the battery. This was a S-G unit. Nearly all of the bendix starter units with under flywheel alternators have the regulator on the shroud. I have both Kohler and B/S engines with that mounting. I will try to remember to take a picture of the 12 Kohler (from a Cub Cadet) to show the regulator mounting. This is the small plastic regulator, not the large aluminum one.

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B.Ikard
Thanks for the replies, I went ahead and fitted the regulator in the shroud. I guess mine was one of the earlier models. Hope it lasts longer with cooling air. Thanks, Ike

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