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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-03-2009, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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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?
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Re: Generator/Alternator conversion on 64

Do you have an IGN circuit from the IGN SW (or fuse panel) to the REG?
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Re: Generator/Alternator conversion on 64

Mine would usually start charging if I revved it. That became iffy. If you look on a diagram many show 500 ohms in one circuit. I have two charge indicator lights in parallel and now it always charges. The light that comes on with the key, I have a second light socket behind the dash wired next to the existing one. The two bulbs were close to 500 ohm as I recall.
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Re: Generator/Alternator conversion on 64

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Do you have an IGN circuit from the IGN SW (or fuse panel) to the REG?
I think this may be the problem. There is a field relay on the 68 merc I took the charging system from. I am going to grab the 302 out of the car tomorrow(as the yard is having its half off day and I can get it for a couple of hundred). I will get up in the electrical and look for a field relay.
I would like to have the 60 a. alternator working. The 68 charging system is a novel idea, but really adds nothing to the project. Just satisfation of completing it and figuring it out.
If this doesn't work, I will probably go with an internal reg/ one wire.
Thank you for the input/ info.
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