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Old 11-16-2009, 10:13 AM
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Alternator Help!!!

I have a 1966 Ford Econoline Van, the voltage regulator went bad. I don't really have to money in the budget to go out and get a regulator. A friend told me, that i could ground out the Alternators " Field Wire ". And, that should supply me with a type of charging system. Instead of putting all my faith into 2 Energizer batteries. A battery to work, and battery to go home. Would this method of grounding out the field wire, work with out a voltage regulator? I know where the field wire is, just dont know if its going to reuin my electronics, or make my battery explode.

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Old 11-16-2009, 04:48 PM
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I have a 1966 Ford Econoline Van, the voltage regulator went bad. I don't really have to money in the budget to go out and get a regulator. A friend told me, that i could ground out the Alternators " Field Wire ". And, that should supply me with a type of charging system. Instead of putting all my faith into 2 Energizer batteries. A battery to work, and battery to go home. Would this method of grounding out the field wire, work with out a voltage regulator? I know where the field wire is, just dont know if its going to reuin my electronics, or make my battery explode.
If you full field the alternator you will be in need of more parts in short order. You should replace the regualtor if you are sure that is the issue.
If you full field the alternator you will burn out lights, possibly ruin the radio and certainly eat the points and maybe the coil. It will also destroy the battery.
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That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Tell your friend he needs to educate himself about alternators. You will cause untold damage if you do this.

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Old 11-20-2009, 08:40 PM
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Yeesh, well, i'll just see if i can pick up a regulator
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