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Unread 05-19-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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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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Unread 05-19-2013, 12:17 PM   #2
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I would just use the same stuff found on a Ford 5.0. Find out the year and model it came out of.
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Unread 05-19-2013, 12:27 PM   #3
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My question is how can i install one correctly....thanks
Screw it to the fender.
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Unread 05-19-2013, 01:26 PM   #4
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Would anybody know the wiring diagram needed to install? thanks
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Unread 05-19-2013, 05:51 PM   #5
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In the process of doing the same thing this is the guide Diagram I used.

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Unread 05-19-2013, 05:52 PM   #6
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Are you sure the Alternator doesn't self regulate?
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Unread 05-19-2013, 09:46 PM   #7
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new alternator had a sticker, external voltage regulator needed....
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Unread 05-28-2013, 05:40 PM   #8
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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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Unread 05-29-2013, 12:44 AM   #9
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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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Unread 05-29-2013, 05:56 AM   #10
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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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Unread 05-29-2013, 05:58 AM   #11
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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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Unread 05-29-2013, 08:40 PM   #12
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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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Unread 05-30-2013, 03:57 AM   #13
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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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Unread 05-30-2013, 09:38 AM   #14
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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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