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post #1 of 14 Old 05-19-2013, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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No Voltage Regulator, how to add one?

Ok, so i bought a 1977 Jeep CJ7, with a 1985 Ford 5.0 or 302 V8 installed. The thing i've noticed while during a total re-wire is there is no Voltage Regulator anywhere on the vehicle. replacing the alternator today and the alternator clearly states, external voltage regulator needed, My question is how can i install one correctly....thanks

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-19-2013, 11:17 AM
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My question is how can i install one correctly....thanks
Screw it to the fender.

I would rather have a tool I don't need, than need a tool I don't have.
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Would anybody know the wiring diagram needed to install? thanks
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In the process of doing the same thing this is the guide Diagram I used.

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post #6 of 14 Old 05-19-2013, 04:52 PM
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Are you sure the Alternator doesn't self regulate?

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new alternator had a sticker, external voltage regulator needed....
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post #8 of 14 Old 05-28-2013, 04:40 PM
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If it were me and once it was, I'd find a self regulating alternator and install that. Makes life a lot simpler

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post #9 of 14 Old 05-28-2013, 11:44 PM
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If it were me and once it was, I'd find a self regulating alternator and install that. Makes life a lot simpler
Same here... the 77 was originally set up with an internal regulated alternator, so I'd do that.

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post #10 of 14 Old 05-29-2013, 04:56 AM
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Too easy. I love it when others do all the work
You may need to get a loom
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If it were me and once it was, I'd find a self regulating alternator and install that. Makes life a lot simpler
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I'm just curious why everybody wants to spend the money, time, and energy swapping in a Delco SI when there is a stock alternator already mounted. All it needs is a voltage regulator and a couple of wires. Heck the loom and the regulator should be an easy find at any u pick for next to nothing.
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post #13 of 14 Old 05-30-2013, 02:57 AM
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By the way, what alternator is on it ?
got a picture?
I think AMC V8 engines used an alternator with an External regulator.
but need to know which alternator we are talking about.
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post #14 of 14 Old 05-30-2013, 08:38 AM
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What's probably happened is when the previous owner installed the new motor he most likely upgraded to a internally regulated alternator because they are Easier to wire. Then when the current owner order a new Alternator he probably just order a alternator for a 85 ford motor, Which I am sure is still a Externally regulated alternator. More info Required to help you get this problem solved.
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