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  1. After a moderate time in storage, the 1970 Cadillac started well on her own battery. She was driven home, about ten miles - then it would not start as a result of a discharged battery. After a jump-start, a quick check showed that the wire between the alternator and the battery was right at 12-volts, rather than the expected 14 +/- volts which would have been typical. After checking wires and contacts, I removed the alternator and took it to the brand new Autozone store where they checked it and said that it was putting out over 14 volts. Since I plan to tour cross-country with this old girl (the car), I bought a new Voltage Regulator, and a new Alternator (which they also checked and was showing over 14 volts). Back home, I re-installed the old but good alternator and the new regulator. The same condition - only 12 volts, so then I swapped out for the new alternator - same lack of results !! What am I missing? In the old days we had to polarize by jumping across terminals on the regulator, but I didn't think this was a factor with an alternator. I'm at a loss, and don't have much more hair to pull out. What am I doing wrong? What do I need to do to get the system charging? I appreciate any help and advice for you all - notably the best bunch on the planet. Thanks in advance for your thoughts, Marty
  2. Hello Everyone, Wanted to let everyone know that I can restore , rebuild or repair any and all Generator, Starter or Distributor. Superior quality and attention to detail. Look for my ads in "Antique Automobile", CCCA Bulletin, Packards International Magazine. Check out my website www.aerrebuild.com or for a quick glimpse see my profile gallery right here. There is no item that is too odd or rare. Feel free to call with any questions or advice. Hope to hear from everyone. Thanks for looking! Jason Smith Advanced Electrical Rebuilders 1-866-228-0218