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1959 Dodge Sierra Generator to Squareback Alternator
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Cataldo
Posted 2018-02-04 12:48 PM (#557494)
Subject: 1959 Dodge Sierra Generator to Squareback Alternator


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Hello everyone,

So I just successfully installed my late 70's 440 into my '59 Dodge. I have several hurdles to bound now, the first is alternator wiring.

I have all of the original wiring in place, with the original Voltage Regulator. I understand the need to ground this duel field squareback alternator with a ground wire from one of the field terminals.

1. Can I just hook the black wire from a ground on the voltage regulator to the field terminal?

2. Can I simply just hook the red and green factory wires to alternator?

3. Will the original Voltage Regulator that is currently on the car work with this Alternator?



Also I need to figure out a Radiator for this thing if anyone has a suggestion.
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57chizler
Posted 2018-02-04 3:01 PM (#557509 - in reply to #557494)
Subject: RE: 1959 Dodge Sierra Generator to Squareback Alternator



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The generator regulator won't work with an alternator. Grounding one field terminal is only necessary when using the pre-'70 electro-mechanical regulator with the dual field alternator, the dual field alternator has its own dedicated regulator, wire it as shown below.

Edited by 57chizler 2018-02-04 3:04 PM




(Alt wiring (Large).gif)



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Cataldo
Posted 2018-02-04 7:04 PM (#557521 - in reply to #557494)
Subject: Re: 1959 Dodge Sierra Generator to Squareback Alternator


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Ah thank you.

So i just need to pick up a later sttle voltage regulator.
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57chizler
Posted 2018-02-07 3:28 PM (#557652 - in reply to #557521)
Subject: Re: 1959 Dodge Sierra Generator to Squareback Alternator



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And the connector, available at your LAS.



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