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I just bought a 1998 Bearcat 454. Previous owner said it sat for awhile, would start but died under throttle. I put in a new battery, cleaned the carb, and replaced the split open intake boot. Drained gas tank and put fresh gas in.
It started right up and drove great. After ~5 minutes it shut off and was smoking. I shut it off and disconnect the battery neg cable.
The smoke is coming from the regulator/rectifier, I think that's what is. The thing that looks like a heat sink. I confirmed by reconnecting the battery and turning the key on, and getting underneath to lay eyes on it. No power to anything, but the reg/rec was definitely smoking after a few minutes.
Should I go ahead and replace this part? Is there a main fuse somewhere that I can't find, that I should replace?
Last edited by oakback; 06-04-2019 at 02:34 PM.