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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 00, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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CONSIDERING A 1 WIRE ALTERNATOR FOR MY 67.
ANYBODY DONE IT PROBLEMS ? ANY GOOD BRANDS ?
ANY PITFALLS ?

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I'am useing a 100 amp chorme alternator that Summit sells. Works fine, since my battery is in the trunk, I just ran the one wire to the battery post on the starter. Cranks out over 14 volts going down the highway.
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Our local rebuilder sells a little electronic regulator that attaches to the alternator case half bolt. It's about 1 1/2"X2"x3/8". It makes your existing external alternator a one wire type.
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I am currently running the one wire kit that Summit sells to convert your existing alternator. I have had it now for going on two years and have never had a problem. Works like a champ.
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I have a 100 amp one wire from PAW works great.

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if you run one of these 1 wire jobs, dont you still need your regulater anyway? when i turn my key onto the on position, my regulater "clicks" and it also "clicks" when the car is turned off....



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Is there still power going to your regulator? If so then maybe other devices are running off of it.
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yes there is, I understand that part, as I use that setup now,. I was interested in the "1 wire setups" but didnt know if they had like internal regulaters, or they still required the old one, since they Are internally regulated, I guess I could just disconnect the whole dang thing and see what dont work, then fix it...


heheh , I dont want to start a "stupid post"

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That's funny about not wanting to start a stupid post. I hope some people really don't feal that way. Let me know if disconecting it worked out ok.

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Two things come to mind.
One, I think all the one wire alternators are the internal regulator type. These have a larger case rear half that will probably hit the valve cover on a 67 or 68 Camaro.

Two, you will have to re wire at least part of the car.

Three, you will no longer have an idiot light to let you know if the alt is not charging.

I just spotted another electronic regulator that replaces the mechanical factory unit. It's supposed to plug in where the factory regulator was with no re-wiring. How about that?
JC Whitney sells it and it's pretty inexpensive.
I might try it, maybe my lights will quit flickering at night!
If you have a 67-68 check the clearance.
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1 wire alt. are internally regulated. Just unplug the external regulator, throw it away, remove all unused wires from car and go. Didn't check idiot light but everything else works. Install a volt guage.

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