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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 00, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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I am doing a ground up resto on my 69 Z/28, and trying to get everything back to original, and factory-looking. In several major resto parts suppliers catalogs, they list a voltage regulator mounting kit. It has three little thin bolts, and three rubber mounts. Problem is the voltage reg. on my car was not rubber mounted, and I can't find in the assembly manual that shows it to be rubber mounted. It looks like the holes in radiator support are only for three
small bolts, and these rubber mounts won't fit. Has anyone else run into this before? Was the orig. voltage regulator "really" rubber mounted? I know the drivers side radiator mounts are rubber, and this seems to work, but I can't figure out the voltage reg. deal. Anybody know?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 00, 03:03 PM
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They're not rubber mounted, my three Chevelles and a '69 Camaro are all directly mounted. The regulator uses the case as a ground so make the core support connection a clean one.
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The kit you mention sounds like a kit to mount the wiper motor..

The voltage reg is mounted on the drivers side of the radiator support, towards the top.
It has 3 holes. On the left side there are 2 holes. The bottom hole should have a loop strap that holds a capacitor. The screws are hex head screw (I believe 5/16 wrench fits)and they are maybe 1/2 inch long, like sheet metal screws. There are no rubber mounts what-so-ever. I measured the top hole on the left side and it was 5 1/2 inches in from the edge of the support (where the 2 fender bolts are). and about 3/4 of an inch down from the top. The support should have these holes or dimples in it. If you need more help email me.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 6th, 00, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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No, it's not the wiper motor mounts. I probably should have explaned this a little better. I have owned about 30 or so 69-70 Camaros and Chevelles over the years, and have never seen a rubber mounted voltage regulator. The mounting kit some of the resto parts houses sell list it for 67-69 Camaros. The mounts look almost like driver side radiator mounts, only smaller. Like Kevin said, I also think the reg. would need to be grounded, along with the capacitor. I just can't figure out why they even list these things in the resto catalogs. Seems kinda useless to me. Some vendors call them "rubber nuts". Maybe they have their years mixed up, I don't know. Mabe the people selling them are "rubber nuts".
Just wanted to see if you guys knew anything about this. Peace69Z/28
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 7th, 00, 04:21 PM
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I have seen what you are talking about, Peace. I thought they were called "shouldered expansion nuts"? Anyhow, I checked my car tonight (pretty original) and it does not have these rubber nuts. Just screwed into the support....

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They are called "well nuts". I frequently see them at hardware stores (e.g., ACE). They have an integral nut in the rubber mount.

They are shown on my assembly manual for '68
(UPC 6 B6). They also came on my car originally. Could be different for different years though.

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Ahhhhh. I looked in my 69 assembly manual, (UPC 6 B7), and it does not show the "well nuts"! Looks like they must be for 67-68 mabe, and not 69. They must have just had them mis-listed in the resto parts catalogs. I will sleep better tonite. Thanks!
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