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1969 Camaro Voltage Regulator - Anyone know how hot is the norm on the back? I checked mine and it was about 300 degrees; is something wrong or is this normal? Thank You!!!
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Sounds like a problem thats pretty hot.

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1969 Camaro Voltage Regulator - Anyone know how hot is the norm on the back? I checked mine and it was about 300 degrees; is something wrong or is this normal? Thank You!!!
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Sounds like a problem thats pretty hot.
I agree with Skip....300 degrees does'nt seem to be normal.

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Re: Voltage Reg - How Hot?

130°F to 140°F would be normal when read on the cover.
Chassis would be hotter, but I don't think 300°F.
Temp gun? Shoot thermostat housing with same temp gun for a quick temp check.

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Hey Ernie, hi buddy !
would it be possible for you to use an internal regulator alternator ?

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I used a temp gun to check temp on the regulatory. Front side was warm to touch but back side was burning hot (about 300). Jerry, I'm trying to keep it original looking so I don't want to go with the internal reg. alt.
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You can change over to an electronic regulator and swap cover(s).
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I used a temp gun to check temp on the regulatory. Front side was warm to touch but back side was burning hot (about 300). Jerry, I'm trying to keep it original looking so I don't want to go with the internal reg. alt.
Ernie, the alternator looks like the original and wont hurt the replica look and you can leave your old regulator right in its place kind of dummy wire it up. No one will know.

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...Anyone know how hot is the norm on the back?
Are you measuring the component side of the regulator? If so, there are power resistors on the board that may get as hot as 100-150*C (200 - 300*F). If your case cover is 300*F that seems pretty darn hot, but I can't say that I've measured one before. Sometimes new tools (like an IR thermometer) will lead to all sorts of discoveries that will blow your mind.

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Call John Pirkle and ask him. Then have him repair it if need be.

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