The Wolseley's charging system failed, the ignition lamp started glowing even when the engine was being revved up. Could it be dynamo or control box?
I, in my technical kind of a way, switched on the headlamps, removed the regulator cover and placed a screwdriver tip into the regulator contact, upon revving the engine the headlamp brightness increased.
So the dynamo is working. As I say I had removed the cover and then I noticed that some of the screws were a bit chewed up on the the regulator contact strip, the two screws at the top of the above picture.
I undid these screws which are normally sealed with paint to find that somebody in the past has cleaned the points surface at some time with a file.
Everything was now working correctly. This is yet another little teething job on a vehicle that has not been used previously for many months.
Other jobs to do on the Wolseley is to find all the grease nipples, to remove the metal dash panel and repair the wiper switch, also at the same time replace a couple of blown dash panel bulbs. The fog light switch is also an item that needs looking at.
Still life would be boring if it all went smooth.