It was a pretty nice day today so I decided to see what is up with my charging system. When a mechanical voltage regulator is charging high it is either the battery, the field wire, or the regulator. First I checked the battery. All three cells are showing marginal specific gravity. It might be failing. Next I checked the field wire from the regulator for continuity and shorts.
This wire was fine. So next I started the engine and checked out the voltage.
The voltage regulator is putting out good voltage. Finally I put my inductive ammeter on the negative battery cable. It is showing 15 amps of charge all the time. I think the battery is just not taking the charge. I will just keep an eye on it for now.