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need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: my62corvair ()
Date: August 11, 2019 07:20AM

ok so a bought a gen. to alt conversion kit, the guy i got this kit is a corvair vender. he has a very good write up on how to do it, but someone changed a bunch of wires on this car. my gen.volt reg. wired different from all the write ups i have seen.let me tell you i suck when it comes to elec on cars, i am very good on mechanical stuf. i have changed the alt mount from a later model corvair, have the alt installed, i just dont want to mess this up. looking for some local mechanics to come to my house and help me. i am in cent new jersey, and am willing to pay. anyone willing to help pm me, and i will send you my number, thanks.



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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: my62corvair ()
Date: August 12, 2019 03:03AM

there has to be someone, i will pay cash.

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 12, 2019 03:40AM

Maybe if you past some clear photos of the wiring to the voltage regulator, we can help from afar. Key is tying together wires in proper pairs going to regulator. I did a wiring kit for a forum member for a 64 Monza and he had no issue getting it in. Just using existing wiring and the factory color coded wires to determine what to do. Hopefully, if the factory wiring is still on your car, even is it is butchered by a previous owner, it still should be usable.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: grubin ()
Date: August 12, 2019 04:05AM

You should join the NJ club NJACE What a great club Many activities tech sessions great february auction

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Date: August 12, 2019 06:24AM

Where in Central NJ?

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: my62corvair ()
Date: August 12, 2019 03:46PM

ok, i took some pics, going to upload them also i joined the njace at that auction and have been trying to get my car road ready so i can get to some of those meetings. i work so many hrs i can`t seem to get the time i need to finish this car. i we all know , fix one thing only to find something else. i am at the end of it now, this is the last thing to do. for unautherorizedservicetech i saw your car at the auction, we were talking to each other outside during lunch. i live in east brunswick, i just want to get this on the road, i`v had it since oct.

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: my62corvair ()
Date: August 12, 2019 04:09PM

i am trying to see if this pic is the correct size, i am a jackass on a computer

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: August 12, 2019 04:12PM

Great picture size

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: my62corvair ()
Date: August 12, 2019 04:17PM

let me get the pics up then i will explain each pic

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: August 12, 2019 04:18PM

Good picture. Crummy looking wiring job. The top pole on the generator looks like it will become your positive junction. I would NOT use that multi pin connector for the positive wire going up to the front of the car. These connectors (we have found) will overheat and cause issues. Your "brown" wire (shown) goes to the gen fan light on the cluster. Can you show which alternator you will be using please. I hope it is the 3 wire internally regulated (for ease of wiring and reliability).
I am thinking you will be losing some of this hodge podge wiring and it will clean up nicely.

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: August 12, 2019 04:19PM

It might be the blue wire going up to the light. What the hell is that generator sitting on top of the air cleaner?

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: my62corvair ()
Date: August 12, 2019 04:33PM

the top term reg has 2 wires on it, one go`s to the batt one to that plug, the other side of that plug the wire looks to be brown.the middle term has only one wire that go`s to the right side of the gen along with the thin blue wire coming off the plug (if you are looking at the back of the gen). the bottom term(looks to be 10 gage wire that is red) go`s to the left side of the gen. i hope i gave enough info, thanks for any help.

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: my62corvair ()
Date: August 12, 2019 04:44PM

here are some pics of the gen, it`s a 100 amp 3 wire set up

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: my62corvair ()
Date: August 12, 2019 04:46PM

here are the pics

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: my62corvair ()
Date: August 12, 2019 04:52PM

gen just siting there for the pics only, i already have the alt installed

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 12, 2019 05:09PM

Buy one of these and then we'll walk you thru the wiring...

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: August 12, 2019 07:27PM

As mentioned, the top terminal of the old regulator can become your positive junction point. Your FLAP store may have that plug Matt shows (it didn't come with your "kit"?). I have picked up a number of those plugs Matt shows off junkyard cars also getting with them some long wires (to avoid having to splice wires which adds more places to have problems).

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: my62corvair ()
Date: August 13, 2019 01:45AM

i have one of those plugs, came with the kit.

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: Nick_Soapdish ()
Date: August 13, 2019 09:25AM

With internally regulated alternator, you can replace that external regulator with a smaller/simpler junction block, unless you are looking to maintain originality/aesthetic, of course.

I can take some pics of how I wired my alternator if it will help.

Dylan
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Seattle, WA

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Re: need some help with my gen to alt conversion in central New Jersy!
Posted by: my62corvair ()
Date: August 13, 2019 03:12PM

hay nick, if you can post of your set up that would be great, thanks

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