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.
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.
1969 Indy Pace Car
350/300HP RPO Z11
Well...I believe '67's and '68's used the barrel nuts....
Steve McCorry - Central Ohio Camaro Club
'69 Camaro RS/SS-350 - Daytona Yellow
'95 Camaro Z-28 - Sebring Silver
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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.