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
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.
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.