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Techical Discussions => Tech- - ELECTRICAL => Topic started by: Brian on December 09, 2007, 08:43:41 PM

Title: Voltage regulators....
Post by: Brian on December 09, 2007, 08:43:41 PM
Just wondering if there is any advantage to going with the newer 70-up votage regulators instead of the 69 and older style? 
Would you have to run a dual field alt. if using the newer VR?


Title: Voltage regulators....
Post by: Matt Aker on December 16, 2007, 01:54:04 PM
On my '66 and '68 I switched to a solid-state breakerless voltage regulator.  They were made by Wells and at that time available from most auto partz stores.  They eliminated the usual headlight dimming upon stopping and the headlight flickering at acceleration (not to mention all of the breaker-point regulator's other issues). 
 
The only drawback was this unit's physical appearance, but it was easy to graft a stock black cover to it making the replacement almost unnoticeable on a driver car as it was the same size.
 
The last I knew these regulators were still available.  I'll check at werk tomorrow.  Non-stock or otherwise, they were reliable as heck! 
Title: Voltage regulators....
Post by: Brian on December 16, 2007, 02:47:22 PM
Thanks Matt...I'm not worried about looking original, I'm going more for reliable function than anything else on the wagon.
 
Let me know.
 
 
Title: Voltage regulators....
Post by: Herman on December 17, 2007, 12:17:23 AM
Yes, poweroutput is way better and more steady with the newer style alt's and VR's.



Title: Voltage regulators....
Post by: Matt Aker on December 17, 2007, 03:25:46 PM
Here's what I scored, and it isn't much (as usual...)
 
The Standard Ignition part number is a VR32.  This is a STOCK regulator.  The breakerless replacement is made by Wells.  Advance Auto used to offer it for less than $20.  I wish I had it's part number because it would help you when you go to one of those places. 
 
I might just visit the Advance in E-burg and seek a white-shirt because I'd like to see one of thier paper catologs again.  I know it's still available...  My old D200 needs one for sure!
 
Still werkin' on it!
Title: Voltage regulators....
Post by: Steve on December 17, 2007, 04:10:30 PM
Good Job Matt (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
Title: Voltage regulators....
Post by: Robert F. Brogle on March 30, 2008, 04:20:08 AM
See ebay user furygt for great deals on transistorized '69 and down voltage regulators. They work great and negate the need for additional wiring. 
 
Oh yeah, and '69 Imperials were the first to have what is commonly referred to as the '70 UP regulator.