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  1. Internal And External Voltage Regulator

    Electrical & Wiring
    I have a 67 Camaro with a 10SI three wire alternator. A few months after I bought the car, the battery died and the TSP 10SI alternator was faulty. I replaced the battery and replaced the alternator with a new TSP 10SI alternator and have realized the external voltage regulator was still...
  2. Bigger Alternator?

    Electrical & Wiring
    Hey guys, I have a '67 with a 383 and ls1 fans. Standard alternator. These fans pull a significant amount of current and when coupled with the headlights being on at night, the alternator performs less than great. As a result, the fans don't cool as well because they're not receiving the power...
  3. Alternator Bracket

    Engine
    Im swapping out my OEM alternator brackets on a 1968 Camaro 327. Anyone have any thoughts on a higher performance bracket? I see quite a few out there but they are not always rated well. Its the driver side, high mounting. Thanks.
  4. 1969 Z Not Charging

    Electrical & Wiring
    Hi All, I am troubleshooting a charging issue with my 69Z.I have to admit this is intimidating for me, I hate dealing with wiring issues... Anyway, I am getting 0V out of the alternator, I have replace the VR and even tried Jumping the Red and Brown wire at the VR and still nothing. I had the...
  5. Amp gauge reads high after alternator swap

    Electrical & Wiring
    I'm installing factory air in my 69 so I installed a 55 amp alternator to replace the 37 amp. Just went for a ride and it runs great but the ammeter was almost pegged at the top of the scale. With my 37 amp alternator, it used to read between half and three quarters. Nothing else has changed...
  6. 1994 3.4l Camaro - Voltage stuck at 9-11v, does not increase with RPM

    Troubleshooting
    So. My "Check Gages" light is on, and my voltage level on the dash is showing very low (seems to be down to 9v if I turn on the lights and roll down the windows, otherwise 10 or 11 volts). Took it to WalMart and had them run the battery tester on it (was in a hurry), said the battery seemed to...
  7. Alternator on driver’s or passenger side?

    Electrical & Wiring
    Why did GM move the alternator from driver’s side to passenger side in ’68? My ’67 has the alternator on the passenger side and I know that’s not correct. I have a 350, ’72 block with ’67 heads and am considering moving it back to the driver’s side. What was the reason for the move? Should I...
  8. HEI Distributor and Alternator light

    Electrical & Wiring
    Question # 1: I am going through my GM HEI distributor. Under the weights there are nylon pads that the weight slides on, does anyone know where I can get them, I have been unable to find. Question # 2: I installed the one wire alternator, no problem other than the alternator light now stays...
  9. Alternator not charging

    Troubleshooting
    I have a mid seventies alternator on my 67camaro 350. It is new. My battery keeps dying. The old one was wired as a one wire alt I suppose but thought it would be better to have it wired as the 3 wire. So I ran new wires. It seems now that it is not charging. I have also had a problem...
  10. Battery in trunk is draining??

    Performance
    Hello. I'm new to this forum. I have been having an issue with my battery draining when my 67 Camaro sits for just a few days. The battery is located in the trunk it is a new red top there is also a new internal regulated alternator installed. I recently tracked the ground wire to the battery...
  11. Please help with alternator bracket! (photos)

    Engine
    Hello, first of all thanks for reading my post. I have a 1969 Camaro with a 350 engine from 1971. The bottom alternator bracket has cleanly snapped in half somehow and now I need to replace it. What do you guys recommend? I have seen some for standard manifolds but the headers don't look like...
  12. Alertnator Trouble or cold weather

    Engine
    i see to be able to start my camaro during the day but this afternoon i tried to start her but it died. i dont know if the battery is bad or the alternator isnt supplying enough juice to the battery, the battery was put in 2008.
  13. Help with low voltage...

    Performance
    I have underdrive pulleys on my camaro and the msd coils. i want to add the msd ignition box dis-4 p/n 62152 and adapters plus a few other things and am scared that my current oem alternator wont do the job. will moving up to 140 amp alternator be a good move and give me back a decent idle voltage?
  14. altenator/battery gauge jumping??

    Electrical & Wiring
    Finally got the 87 running good. Replaced the ECM. Now it's back to an original problem. There is an electrical problem somewhere.. When i use my turn signal, the gauge jumps with the beat of the signal. also, at night when i use the headlights, the gauge runs lower than usual, and the...
  15. Wiring Diagram: What does this mean? [see pic]

    Electrical & Wiring
    Hi - I am rewiring my alternator with an external regulator. I am using the 1969 wiring diagram to hook everything up. Can you tell me what the black dot means (circled in red)? [Click here for diagram] If I had to guess, I'd say those wires are connected at that point. But I want to be sure...
  16. What type of alternator with HEI ignition?

    Electrical & Wiring
    Hi all, my alternator went out so I am researching what to replace it with. Here is what I am currently running: 396ci with HEI ignition no radio autometer oil and temp gauges 3 wire alternator (not OE) Voltage regulator is not hooked up I am considering going back to the factory wiring with...
  17. ONE WIRE ALTERNATOR -- What do I do with the other wires?

    Electrical & Wiring
    I swapped my 2 wire alternator with a 1 wire alternator so that I can forego the use of the voltage regulator. I now use the red wire for the new alternator and the other 2 wires have a plug. What do I do with the these wires? Are they for the idiot light? Thx!!!
  18. Car suddenly will not start. look inside for issues

    Electrical & Wiring
    Well folks, I have developed yet another problem. Battery went dead (dome light left on, I think). Chrged her back up, turned it over, started right up. Shut it off, tried to re-start 5 seconds later....nothing at all. Gen light comes on, dome light dims and all other guage lights go off when I...
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