Generator/Alternator conversion on 64
So I took the brackets of a 68 merc montego. I installed them on my 289 64 fairlane. I hooked up wiring. Stater, field, Bat terminals all hooked up. I was not getting a charge. I took an old volt regulator apart and engaged the stater relay. The electromagnet holds. BUT it will not engage the contact points without a little help from my finger. New solid state volt regulators do nothing. Once i enbgage the stater rlay the thing gharges like a champ(though I have concernes whether it will shut down @ a full charge)
What is wrong? I have been looking on line for a solution, and have not seen this problem come up. I do not want to go with another type of alternator. I have 2 different 60 a. alternators. They charge real nice. Just cant get the stator to engage the field. Is the electromagnet not getting enough milliamps do to something on the loom on the 64?