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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 00, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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I bought the expanding rubber barrell nuts to mount my regulator(previous owner had done away with it and had gone to a single wire alt.) The holes that are in the radiator support are too small for these rubber nuts. There is no way they will go through the small holes. Did 69 use these rubber barrel nuts or was the regulator hard mounted to the radiator support. AIM shows only attachment with 3 screws and does not refer to the rubber nuts at all. Are the parts people just selling these when they aren't needed on a 69? Any ideas or insight appreciated.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 00, 03:15 AM
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I just replaced the voltage regulator on my 69' Camaro and it does not use any rubber barrel nuts. It mounts to the radiator support with three screws.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 00, 04:21 AM
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The Voltage regulator grounds to the chassis through the body of the regulator. If you mount it on rubber inserts the voltage regulator won't work and you will have a dead battery in about an hour. If you do decide to use the rubber inserts make sure you stick a ring tongue terminal under one of the screws and run a ground strap off it to the core support.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 00, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I guess the parts people are selling things that aren't needed.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 00, 04:58 PM
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Well...I believe '67's and '68's used the barrel nuts....

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 00, 07:04 PM
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I've got a 67 and the regulator is hard mounted to the radiator support. BUT, this isn't to say that it shouldn't be mounted with rubber nuts. However, I don't see the point in using them to mount a regulator.

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