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04-30-2006, 07:02 PM
I am hoping that installing a new regulator on a 6volt positive ground system is just a simple straight across job..... is it ?

04-30-2006, 07:39 PM
It's easy, just mount it, hook the wires back uo correctly and polorize the generator.

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04-30-2006, 08:03 PM
How bout a refresher course on the polarizing? Is it field to ground? Do you need to polarize if the battery has been unhooked for a few days?
I'm asking about a 12 volt neg ground system,though.


04-30-2006, 08:36 PM
Make a short jumper wire to short between the battery (B or bat) and generator (G or gen) lugs on the voltage regulator. Only a split-second or a spark is required, so just tap your jumper wire onto the lugs and pull them right back off.

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04-30-2006, 08:50 PM
Polarization is only required if you have a generator, not an alternator. If you have a generator, you should polarize anytime and everytime you disconnect power. Otherwise you stand a 50/50 chance of getting it right.

05-01-2006, 10:26 PM
A second thought, not related to regu;ators and the like. My 48 went on the freeway for the first time yesterday and I wasn't sure how hard to push the car. Meaning that at about 60 mph the revs sounded pretty high. So I drove about 5 miles right around 60 w/o out attepming 65 . Is 65 advisable or is 60 to 55 mph the proper speed ? By the way the regulator works great ! 48 Land Cruiser six with 3 speed & OD

05-01-2006, 10:44 PM
Commander six or Champion six? Three-speed or three w/OD?

05-02-2006, 06:38 AM
Shoot on occasion I used to run the 54 up to 90 with that flathead and OD engaged and it had 4.88 differential gears.

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05-02-2006, 10:43 AM
As long as your overdrive is working, higher speeds shouldn't be a problem.;)

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05-02-2006, 02:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10

Commander six or Champion six? Three-speed or three w/OD?

He stated that it is a "Land Cruiser", so that would be the larger ("Commander") six. He also stated that it has "od." Sorry, I see that he may have edited answers to your questions into his original question.

If you are in overdrive and the rear axle ratio is the original one, I see no problem with 70 to 80 mph, if you feel comfortable with the car's handling and braking systems. What's your hurry <G>?

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05-02-2006, 05:17 PM
My Land Cruiser has the standard "Big 6" for that model. Don't mean to be a nervous nellie, just don't want to do something stupid and expensive. BTW how about a quick break down on gear ratios . I am guessing the higher the ratio the easier the transfer of power through the 3rd memeber ?

05-02-2006, 11:11 PM
Watch the oil pressure and keep the oil clean,
The 48 Land Cruiser is a highway machine.