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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 1st, 09, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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voltage regulator

On a 1970 there is a seperate voltage regulator that mounts on the firewall. With the rebuild I want to get rid of this one and put an alternator with a regulator in it. Is there a wire harness that can be purchsed for omit the regulator or do you have to rewire yourself. If I purchase a later model wire harness will it fit into the connector on the fire wall?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 09, 05:55 PM
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Re: voltage regulator

There are 4 female spade connectors in the plug on the harness as I recall. I think you can jumper the two inner VR connector connections together and the two outer ones together to run a later alternator, but do some more checking, or rather don't trust me.

wiringharness.com should have a replacement harness that doesn't need any mods as well. There are other companies as well.
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Re: voltage regulator

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I think you can jumper the two inner VR connector connections together and the two outer ones together to run a later alternator.
That is correct.

Also the 2 wire connector to the alternator is dofferent. with an external reg the alt connector looks like this || and with an internal it's --

I've seen kits that include an adapter for the alternator and a jumper plug for the reg. Not the cleanest setup wut better than home made.





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Re: voltage regulator

Check out Madelectrical.com. It will show you how to properly wire an internally regulated alternator and how to generally improve the underhood wiring system.

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Re: voltage regulator

american autowire has a harness to do just that.


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Re: voltage regulator

thanks for the info, this will help alot.
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