Voltage regulator?

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Paul Dwyer, Feb 8, 2001.

  1. Paul Dwyer
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    Paul Dwyer Guest

    Howdy

    We need to replace our old homebrew voltage regulator. This
    car has an alternator but is still positive ground. Need not be OEM
    type! Looking for dependable yet cheap solution. Could build my own
    from plans if anybody has a schematic. Thanks.

    Paul Dwyer
    ramblerdan@netheaven.com
    67 Amphi (in my care)
    68 Rambler American
    44 Messerschmitt ME-262 (1/48 scale)
     
  2. David Chapman
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    Positive Ground Alternators are very rare but Jaguar did fit them to some
    cars around 1968 - and they used a seperate regulator box - but you might
    struggle to find one now.

    David Chapman

    >We need to replace our old homebrew voltage regulator. This
    >car has an alternator but is still positive ground. Need not be OEM

    ps Does anyone know WHY most cars built before about 1965 were positive
    ground and most after were negative ? What caused everyone to change ?
     
  3. Ren? Pohl
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    Ren? Pohl Guest

    Why don?t you change chassis to negative ground? All you have to do is to
    swap the four wires inside the fuel gauge. A bit tricky but you won?t have
    any trouble to find a new voltage regulator or to put in you new radio...

    Ren?


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    > We need to replace our old homebrew voltage regulator. This
    > car has an alternator but is still positive ground. Need not be OEM
    > type! Looking for dependable yet cheap solution. Could build my own
    > >from plans if anybody has a schematic. Thanks.
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    > Paul Dwyer
    > ramblerdan@netheaven.com
    > 67 Amphi (in my care)
    > 68 Rambler American
    > 44 Messerschmitt ME-262 (1/48 scale)
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