I am doing well. I still have most of my health, so I can't really complain about much.
Good to hear. Was into Houston on August 1, 2013 to see the Liver MDeities, and from the results of the latest Blood Test and an MRI, we are being cautiously optimistic because all the indications are that this damned liver problem is going away. We can only hope!
I would get the voltage regulator checked as well as the alternator.
Alright. There is another Voltage Regulator here. Identical to the one that is presently in Lorrie.
I would also check the insulation on the wire between the blowing fuse and the voltage regulator.
The voltage regulator should never see 30+ amps, nor should any other component that is powered through your start switch.
The only thing that is actuated by the Start Switch is the Starter.
Since the 30 amp fuse is blowing, I think there is an intermittent short somewhere in that circuit. It could be that the ignition switch has failed or the wiring has been rubbing against a panel and has rubbed the insulation off, or the insulation on the wire has dried out and cracked.
Will check all that carefully.
Reed, the first time that this happened, the only strangeness was the two second on/two second off harmonic vibration, and it lasted for only about two or three minutes as Lorrie was going along at about 40 MPH. Then it suddenly just quit and everything was fine except the Ammeter was no longer showing a charge. Surmised later that the Engine was turning the starter. But have since found that THAT would have been REALLY noticeable. But as mentioned previously, the only thing unusual was that strange, and small harmonic vibration, and the non-charge showing on the Ammeter.
The second and last time that this happened, everything was fine. Parked Lorrie and went into the pharmacy. Came back out, started Lorrie up, and on the way home noticed that the Ammeter was not charging. Got home and checked the Fuse. It was blown. Replaced the Fuse, but still no charge showed on the Ammeter, making me think that the Alternator is non-functional.
Hope to get this problem sorted out soon.
Lorrie has been known to do this kind of thing just to get attention. I know many here consider these old vehicles as just pieces of machinery, but my experience with Lorrie Van Haul and Ms. American is that they are "alive" by dint of having been "imbued".
Anyway, I'll hang in here if YOU'LL hang in there.