Re: early/late alternators, voltage regulators etc.
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Re: early/late alternators, voltage regulators etc.



Hello,

The electronic voltage regulator is available for the single field alternators at most if not all auto supply stores.  Just ask for a voltage regulator for example for my 63 SF and it should be in stock.  Take the new regulator out of the box, turn it over and if it does not have resistors on the bottom it will be electronic.

On my 63 SF I am running a two field terminal high amperage alternator with the original style electronic voltage regulator without any problems.  All that needs to be done is to ground one of the field terminals.

I stayed with the original style voltage regulator just for looks.  The newer 3-terminal voltage regulator is electronic and works  very well with the newer alternators

I can look later today and post the part number and picture of the old style electronic voltage regulator I'm using.

Dennis C.

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 2:33:14 PM UTC-7, Dave Casey wrote:
My advice was given under the assumption that electronic regulators were not readily available for the early "single field" alternators. If they are, then great; do it that way. I converted my '65 to use the later style regulator years ago and haven't looked back, but to each their own.

Dave Casey

On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 3:57 AM, Herb McCurdy <zephy...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Why?  If it's not broke why fix it?? 
 
 
 
 
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Date: 8/1/2017 11:41:13 PM
Subject: Re: early/late alternators, voltage regulators etc.
 
Which he can easily convert back to a dual field alternator by simply changing one terminal, as I mentioned in my first e-mail on the subject.

Dave Casey

On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:19 PM, Herb McCurdy <zephy...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dave, Neal has a single field altenator. 
 
 
 
 
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Date: 8/1/2017 10:09:32 PM
Subject: Re: early/late alternators, voltage regulators etc.
 
The auto parts store. Just order a voltage regulator for any 1970-up Mopar. It's a rectangular box about 4x3x1/2 and it uses a two wire triangular plug.

Dave Casey

On Aug 1, 2017 8:58 PM, "neal zimmerman" <neal.zi...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
where do i  get  the electronic voltage regulator ?

On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 6:41 PM, Dave Casey <pola...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
None of them are internally regulated. For electronic ignition, you are supposed to run the electronic regulator. The Chrysler electronic regulator uses both field terminals. One field terminal gets switched 12V (blue wire) along with the regulator. The other field terminal goes straight to the regulator (green wire).

The old style regulator only uses the one field terminal (green wire) with the other field terminal connected to ground. It sounds like your alternator was set up to use the old style regulator as the second field terminal has been grounded to the case. You should be able to replace that grounding terminal with one like the other field terminal has and use the electronic regulator.

Also, there were at one time "conversion" regulators available that did electronic voltage regulation using the old style one field wiring. These were sold on the aftermarket; I have no idea how good they were.

Dave Casey

On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 8:26 PM, neal zimmerman <neal.zi...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi all. I need some help. Cuda is approaching fire up time, but I am trying to figure out the alternator. The one the car came with has a 4 by 1 1/2 inch ( or so) rectangular grate on the back with six squares. It has a large stud for the battery  wire and a male field prong. It has another field prong spot but it seems to be blocked off with some sort of little plate screwed to it to , I  assume, make it unusable. I suspect that this is the late ( post 1970 if I remember correctly) alternator. If so is it internally regulated and doesn't need a voltage regulator elsewhere.? There was a mechanical regulator on the fire wall but I think it was not hooked up. The previous owner had crossed the 340 over to electronic ignition.I am going to use electronic ignition as well, except I bought an all new kit from Rick Ehrenberg for it.
   Thanks 
   Neal

 

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