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Regulator Ground

I noticed my regulator is currently not grounded. Should it be? If so where should the ground wire connect on the regulator?

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Re: Regulator Ground

I read that thanks. My voltage regulator does not have a ground wire attached. Now what?

Your help is appreciated...

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Re: Regulator Ground

67 & 68's mount the reg with rubber wellnuts, and require a ground wire.

I've never had a 69, but have been told the 69 solid mounts the regulator, no rubber wellnuts, therefore no separate ground required.

A regulator that is not grounded is unable to regulate the system voltage, it is stuck in max charge all the time. I had the happen to mine after it's restoration, so much nice new paint that the entire rad support was ungrounded! The system was charging at 18 volts all the time. A few star washers under some of the mounting screws established a good ground and the voltage went back to normal.

If your system voltage is 13.5 - 14.5 volts, you can be confidant your regulator has a ground.





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I read that thanks. My voltage regulator does not have a ground wire attached. Now what?

Your help is appreciated...
The thread has the answer - star washer. Look for Camaro Dave's post and read again.

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I've never had a 69, but have been told the 69 solid mounts the regulator, no rubber wellnuts, therefore no separate ground required.
This is correct...

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