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    I am hoping that installing a new regulator on a 6volt positive ground system is just a simple straight across job..... is it ?

  • #2
    It's easy, just mount it, hook the wires back uo correctly and polorize the generator.

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    • #3
      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.


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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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.
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          • #6
            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

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            • #7
              Commander six or Champion six? Three-speed or three w/OD?
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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  As long as your overdrive is working, higher speeds shouldn't be a problem.

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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      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 ?

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                      • #12
                        Watch the oil pressure and keep the oil clean,
                        The 48 Land Cruiser is a highway machine.
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