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Mopar mid 60's alternator

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  • Mopar mid 60's alternator

    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!

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    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
    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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    • #3
      Thanks for the help.

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      • #4
        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
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          What side of the switch to run the line to the coil, is acc OK ?

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          • #6
            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]

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            • #7
              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
              Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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              • #8
                Anyone have a few pics of this setup. I'd like to include it on the web page. thanks


                Bob Johnstone
                64 GT Hawk (K7)
                1970 Avanti (R3)

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                • #9
                  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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