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Old 08-29-2006, 09:53 AM
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Please, can anyone assist me in my search? I am building a 1932 Ford Highboy with a 'modified' 1948 Flathead V8. I am going to go with a rebuilt generator converted from 6 to 12 volt. My question is: How do I select and find the correct voltage regulator? Are there other concerns and items that I should be aware of to complete a successful Charging System?

I have spent hours searching the Forum history and data bases with no luck.

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Built a 32 p/u with a 48 Flathead, used the innards from a later Ford 12 volt generator,(junkyard stuff) and a regulator from a late 50's Ford.Mounted it on the frame under the right floorboard, left the starter at 6 volts,never had a problem.
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You may want to also consider an Electronic Solid state Regulator in place of the mechanical (Later Model Ford) , You'd just need to graft a plug to the existing harness.

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Thanks for the most welcomed feedback, Guys. But, it doesn't quite answer my question. In my search for a regulator I discovered hundreds of different types, makes and sizes. How do I choose the correct one?

Don:
You used a late 50's Ford regulator. Do you know what Brand and Model #?

Doc:
You made it a little more confusing for me. I'm an old guy with old methods that thinks and moves slower than you younger builders. Can you suggest regulator brands & models that I can search for? I do not have my wiring harness as yet, that comes next in the build. What is the grafted plug all about?

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Doc here,

The Regulator I am talking about is solid state, was used on later model Ford Type Vehicles , and Looks like a "Thin Heatsink" that bolts on the Fenderwell..it has a Semi Round "D" Type weatherproof Connector, and I think (but Don't quote me on this..) It's "Generic Counterpart" is VR~75.

Since you will be using a new harness, no grafting is needed, you can just install a NEW plug and pins on the new harness to mate the regulator as per your Harness Schematic.

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