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Conversion to 6v alternator. Overdrive wire ?


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I am converting a 51 pacemaker over to a 6v alternator, thus eliminating the external inner fender mounted voltage regulator.
Can someone tell me where now to hook up the OD relay wire that went from od relay #3 post to the generator regulator ARM post on the regulator?
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I cannot tell you where the wire goes, but I read more postings on the various forums I am active on from people having issues with Generator to Alternator conversions then from people just correctly maintaining their original generators and regulators properly.

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2 hours ago, kdancy said:
1 hour ago, Vila said:

I cannot tell you where the wire goes, but I read more postings on the various forums I am active on from people having issues with Generator to Alternator conversions then from people just correctly maintaining their original generators and regulators properly.

 

 

 Well duh!  Those of us who have NO problem see no need to post. Just because we don't does not mean we are in the minority.

 

  Ben

 

 

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I don't claim to be a Hudson expert, but the "A" (Armature) terminal on the regulator is used to provide +6V to the GEN idiot light and ground when the generator is not working (or when the engine is not running). This is common to how alternators operate also (unless the OP is using one of the goofy "one wire" alternators). As an alternative, any +6V source that is only hot when the engine is running will serve the same purpose.

 

 

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41 minutes ago, Tinindian said:

Doesn't a 1 wire alternator only indicate that it is internally regulated?

 

All one wire alternators are internally regulated, but not all internally regulated alternators are one wire. More to the point, we have no idea what type of alternator the OP has. It could be an externally regulated unit.

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