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...the legs aren't marked. How do I know what leg does what?
Yes they are, look on the side of the case.
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Note the "AC" near the corner.
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Ahh ok I thought it was just stating information not designating that side of it as AC. Thank you.
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Each corner will probably be marked "AC", "+" or "-" respectively. Most of the time, the "AC" terminals are diagonally opposite.
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AC May also be marked as “~”. DC out will be the usual + and -

Sometimes one corner is beveled, in which case that corner is +. The opposite corner diagonally will be - and the remaining two corners are the AC terminals. On your specific rectifier, the + terminal will be the one that is rotated 90* with respect to the other three. The other three terminals are as a described for the beveled corner example.

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Tbird -

If you happen to confuse the field + and field - wires, when you start the gen, she'll generate output, but when your load increases, the voltage will drop.

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Lastly, (should have been first) are you still running the square finned Selenium rectifier in the control box? If so I would advise against running the set with load until it is replaced with a Silicon recrifier. If the rectifier fails, the compounding transformer will be ruined. It would have to be rewound as they are not an off the shelf component.
Vanman is right about the adjustments thats how you do it.

Replace the rectifier
Don't get clever and fuse it.
CTs much never be left open in a circuit under a load or major over voltages can happen that ruin them
If you must disconnect it because of rectifier failure short it.
YES short the CT out.
Never leave it open
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