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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 03, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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After 2-1/2 years of having my 69 in pieces I finally got it all back together and took it out for its maiden voyage. Everythng was OK until I got about 3 miles from home and everything went dead. (I had to have it towed back home)

The battery is totally dead and I can smell a burnt smell from the regulator. A couple of questions...

1. I suspect the regulator needs to be replaced. What is that little box located untder the regulator on a 69 Camaro?

2. I am not sure if this is the original regulator but should I suspect or check anythng else?

3. How can I be sure if the regulator is bad and not something else?


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 03, 10:55 AM
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1. Little box is a HORN RELAY, cheap and available your local auto part store, although its probably fine.

2 and 3, I would guess first get a new battery, then measure voltage while engine is running, should be 14-14.1 volts, if its running higher say when you bring the rpms on the engine up to 2500 then your regulator is not keeping the voltage at the same 14.1 volts your battery wants.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 03, 03:57 PM
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check the fuseable links attached to the horn relay, those are major power wires. The link can look pretty good from the outside but be bad inside.

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