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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 06, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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On a 1968 Camaro (6cyl 250) Does the voltage regulator need to be grounded? There is a wire coming off the fire wall and setting loosely next to the voltage regulator. Does this ground wire need to be attached to the body of the regulator or on the bolt ??? Battery is charging at 16 amps which seemd to high. so I thought maybe the regulator is not working because it is not grounded.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 06, 11:56 AM
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No, the voltage regulator mounts flush against the core support. So you should be ok there. There is a ground wire bolted to the core support in that area.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 06, 11:56 AM
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I assume you mean 16 volts?

Yes, that does indicate the reg is not grounded. If you check the "what it is, where it is" sticky at the top of the electrical forum, you will find picks of the regulator hookup on a 68.

This ground is real important because the 68 mounts the reg with 3 wellnuts, and it is quite insulated from ground without the wire.





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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 06, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm a little confused. One says no the other says yes. The regulator does not mount flush to the body. It is mounted with rubber gromets. So I take it I have to put that ground wire on the bolt that mounts the regulator. I tried to find the picture you were talking about but ddidn't have any luck.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 06, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thank You Guys. I found the picture. What is strange is I think someone put the wrong regulator on in the first place. The one I took off looks like the one that goes to a 1969 camaro. But I definetly have a 1968 and the one I replaced it with looks like the one for a 1968. So maybe this was a problem from the get go
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 06, 01:21 PM
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They are all the same external regulators......You need to ground the regulator via the black wire to the radiator support. If you don't, the regulator will not work because it has no ground source because the body is insulated by the rubber well nuts.

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