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  1. Electrical
    Hi everyone So I’ve had a parasitic draw for awhile, a month ago I found that when I unplug the internal voltage regulator in the alternator the draw goes away so first I bought a new voltage regulator and it didn’t fix the issue I then exchanged it for another regulator just to make sure it...
  2. Electrical
    hi everyone so I have a parasitic draw and today I was trying to find the source, I first did the whole pulling each fuse to see if the amp draw goes away and didnt they were all fine. but I found that the amp draw goes away when I unplug the smaller set of wires from the alternator so I took...
  3. Electrical
    All, Are there any benefits in upgrading to a CS130 alternator from a 12si? What are the differences between the two?
  4. Electrical
    All, I know this has probably been covered in an older post but I cant seem to find a final answer. I have a 67 with a sbc 327, short water pump, power steering pump (driver side low mount), without accessory holes in heads, v-belt system. Is there a way to mid mount an alternator on the...
  5. Drivetrain & Performance
    Hello, I am looking for an L33 to put in my 1978 Nova. Is there any hope of that tall alternator mount fitting under the hood of my car? It would make my shopping for an engine easier if I give up the idea of striving to get one with the accessories still attached. But I know how the little...
  6. Electrical
    I have a 73 and the battery isn't charging. I've had electrical issues for a while and last weekend I replaced all the wiring. Vehicle info - -fully charged new battery in the trunk -new 0/2 gauge going from the truck to the engine compartment grounded to the engine block and rear frame rail...
  7. Originality
    Hi, My 69 Nova SS L78 396 was built Nov 1968. As I am completing my restoration, I noticed that my alternator pulleys and brackets have been altered or changed. Since this was torn apart 30 years ago, I am not sure what I have or need. The engine had the short water pump on it (it had been...
  8. Electrical
    - 1973 2-door Nova - battery in the trunk with new 0/2 gauge wires - ford starter solenoid - 110a or 120a 3-wire alternator With the engine running my battery is getting 10-11volts. The alternator is producing 14v. The wiring is old so I’m thinking that's the problem. Is there any problem with...
  9. Electrical
    Hi all, I have a '70 with an '85 350ci. The alternator is brand new and was working well until I wrapped my wiring harness in split loom tubing. I noticed that I was running 12v on my voltage gauge. I kept an eye on it but it finally gave up on me. I did some continuity testing and found that...
  10. Electrical
    Tesla! Forget that my 1963 is the original electric plug in vehicle. My 30yr old AC Dleco alt died (confirmed via bench testing). I swapped it out for a OEM rebuild which shows 12v at the terminal when running. I swapped out the external voltage regulator at the same time. Problem is the battery...
  11. Electrical
    A quick question of concern for you electrical geniuses out there: At low idle, occasionally my Gen light comes on and I hear a light "moaning" sound from the engine compartment. If I give it a little throttle, the sound and light go away. This doesn't happen all the time, only occasionally...
  12. 4th Generation Nova's
    Hello. I just got my first Nova and fixer-upper yesterday. I have SOME mechanical knowledge from high school, but am having an issue. So last night I drove the car home and it stalled once when pulling away from a stop sign. Then I go to drive it today and it starts just find, but if I don't...
  13. Electrical
    Good day electrical smart guys About a week after picking up my nova I noticed that the battery was dead, charged it up, worked for a couple of days and dead again. Did the following tests to determine what was going on.(not sure if these are best methods to verify what works) Checked for a...
  14. Electrical
    i got my nova out of the shop a few days ago and they told me i had been driving without an alternator belt. weird right? well i got the belt but i dont really know how to put it on. i have a big book that tells me how to fix my car but its not year spacific. i have a Straight 6 engine in a...
  15. 4th Generation Nova's
    Open for suggestions for chrome alternator to dress up the engine bay of my 75 Nova. The stock alt appears to be a two wire version, I'm thinking 63 volt but an upgrade wouldn't hurt! Pictures would be great! Thanks.
  16. Electrical
    Just want to share a bit of knowledge that may assist another nova or Chevy owner. I've been chasing an overcharging problem, 16- 17 volts at anything over idle. I ruled out the usual suspects, old school alt tested -ok, external regulator replaced- same problem, checked all wiring for...
  17. Electrical
    I am wondering what alternator to use when I drop my engine in. I know that I do not want a 1 wire. I am leaning towards the 3 wire and using the mad electrical "New System" wiring kit. I just dont know what alternator to get, part number etc. I will be running a few accessories ie: derale 17...
  18. Electrical
    I am considering changing out my externally regulated alternator and getting a internally regulated 110 amp chrome alternator. Reason being is to buy a chrome alternator that is externally regulated is pretty expensive and the alternator I have now is not chrome plus the amps are to low at idle...
  19. Electrical
    Ok, so I haven't been able to find any solid answers regarding this and wanted to try and help out anyone else looking to replace their dash with an aftermarket unit such as a covans dash. On the original dash, there was a light labeled GEN that came on when the key was turned to the "ON"...
  20. Electrical
    I've done some research and it seems that the best fit for my 1963 Chevy II is a SPAL 11" dual fan set up. It will pull up to 39 amps, and that seems like a heavy load. My question is : 1) How strong of an alternator do I need? 2) I'm not running any other high amp stuff. what will the effect...
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