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post #1 of 8 Old 06-23-2013, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Changing From generator to alternator

I have a 63 willys and I'm changing the generator out for an alternator got it all hooked up just getting confused on the wiring do I have to pull the voltage regulator all the way out or do I just have to unhook certain wires pls pls help

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-23-2013, 06:09 PM
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I had an OEM alternator on my heap that had the stand apart voltage reg. i replaced the alt with a CS130 that is internally regulated. I looked up all the info on the WWW There is a ton out there. Basically you need a charge wire to your battery, a voltage sensing wire from the battery and a field exciter wire to the alt. There are some one wire alts out there, but I prefer the 3 wire as I personally think it just works better. Google is your friend

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post #3 of 8 Old 06-24-2013, 08:32 AM
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An internally regulated alternator will not need a voltage regulator. An externally regulated alternator will need the voltage regulator that is specific to it's model.

Here are a couple of examples of simple alternator wiring.
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-24-2013, 12:40 PM
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i made it easy and installed a one wire alternator, best thing i ever did for my electrical.
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-24-2013, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks I appreciate the help
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-24-2013, 02:05 PM
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Make sure you've got a 12V system, and not a 6V. Both were common in the early 1960s.

If you have a 6V, you'll have to change more than just the generator - battery, ignition coil, and possibly a few other components as well. Still, it shouldn't be too bad.

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post #7 of 8 Old 07-06-2013, 03:01 PM
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Hi there, I am looking at doing the same thing on my 1964, can you tell me what alternator, pully and Bracket setup you used. Any pictures woudl be great too. Thanks
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-10-2013, 12:12 PM
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I used a CS 130, modified the existing bracket.

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