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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 11, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Want to replace voltage regulator with modern charging system

My 68 Camaro has the original alternator / battery charging system that uses the voltage regulator.

For some reason the voltage regulator is sending to many charging amps to the battery and it causes the battery to fail every few months.

I replaced the voltage regulator with a new one and the issue still exists.

I think it is time I just remove that old school design and install a modern battery charging system and do away with the voltage regulator.

What do I need to purchase to do this? Any links for the best and easiest product to install would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 11, 08:53 AM
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Re: Want to replace voltage regulator with modern charging system

Go with a single wire internal regulated.

Easy swap and you ditch the VR completely
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Re: Want to replace voltage regulator with modern charging system

Do a search on 12SI or CS-130.
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Re: Want to replace voltage regulator with modern charging system

If you don't need a higher output alternator, a 3 wire 10SI 63A will be the easiest swap.

Figure out which "clock" position you need, and order the appropriate alt from this chart: http://www.madelectrical.com/electri...elcoremy.shtml (scroll to bottom, but good reading above!)

If you really want it to be easy, this little gizmo makes it virtually plug and play: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/64-64...item1c120ab29c

The 10SI (and 12SI) will bolt up to your stock brackets. The swap took me about 10 minutes.


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Re: Want to replace voltage regulator with modern charging system

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If you don't need a higher output alternator, a 3 wire 10SI 63A will be the easiest swap.

Figure out which "clock" position you need, and order the appropriate alt from this chart: http://www.madelectrical.com/electri...elcoremy.shtml (scroll to bottom, but good reading above!)

If you really want it to be easy, this little gizmo makes it virtually plug and play: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/64-64...item1c120ab29c

The 10SI (and 12SI) will bolt up to your stock brackets. The swap took me about 10 minutes.
The madelectrical site is great... except for the prices. I just ordered some stuff from him to help relocate my battery. He told me the prices on the internet were off. Look at 20-30 dollars more than the site. No biggie.
If you can get through to him, he is like Mark at Savitske Custom and will talk your ear off. He knows his stuff and is willing to go through what you're looking at and help you a great deal. I have no regrets going through him as many others throughout the automotive world have.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 11, 01:44 PM
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Re: Want to replace voltage regulator with modern charging system

Mad electrical harness is the way to go. If you already changed your volt reg and alt a few times and still have issues maybe headers and a few melted corroded wires you would be better off spending the money and get a harness. Also decide what distributor you are using or will use and he will setup the harness accordingly. Very easy to install and they will go through every wire with you on the phone to figure it out. You get what you pay for.
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