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curt
04-27-2007, 09:15 PM
My car came with a Mopar mid 60's alternator. I would like to make sure it is wired correct! I have one wire going to the Ampmeter. A second wire goes to the voltage regulator, from the voltage regulator a line feeds to the coil where the ignition wire connects. Any answers, let them fly!

gordr
04-27-2007, 10:11 PM
Curt, it is hooked up exactly the same way as the stock Prestolite alternator, and uses the same regulator.

Sounds like yours is wired correctly. The regulator should have two terminals, marked "IGN" and "FLD" or simply "F". The "FLD" terminal goes to the small terminal on the alternator, and the "IGN" terminal should connect to some point in the ignition circuit that becomes live when the key is turned on. The "hot" side of the coil qualifies for that.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

curt
04-27-2007, 10:40 PM
Thanks for the help.

StudeRich
04-28-2007, 12:09 AM
OPPS! that won't do Gord, it could overload that wire to the Ign. switch, but definetely is wrong. You need to use the dedicated wire in the loom (or add one) to the switch, because that pink wire will give only 6-8 Volts!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

curt
04-28-2007, 11:13 AM
What side of the switch to run the line to the coil, is acc OK ?

curt
04-28-2007, 11:23 AM
My line from the 'ign' switch to the coil is not pink, this was a 6 volt system and it has been changed to 12 volt system by the previous owner. I suspect that is why I do not have a pink wire. I'm sure my wife would like a pink wire as opposed to the black/green wire that's in the harness. Thanks for the input.[8D]:D:)

gordr
04-28-2007, 02:03 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

OPPS! that won't do Gord, it could overload that wire to the Ign. switch, but definetely is wrong. You need to use the dedicated wire in the loom (or add one) to the switch, because that pink wire will give only 6-8 Volts!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA


You're right, Rich, I had forgotten about the pink resistor wire. From subsequent posts, it seems the car in question used to be six volt, so there would have been no resistor wire in this case. But the OP didn't specify car model, and I should have caught that.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

64V-K7
04-28-2007, 02:46 PM
Anyone have a few pics of this setup. I'd like to include it on the web page. thanks


Bob Johnstone
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JDP
04-28-2007, 03:18 PM
Just use a alternator from say, a 68 Dodge. A few flat washer spacers and it bolts on and wires like the factory. (The mopar regulator is the same.)

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