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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Drivetrain & Performance
    While contemplating my engine build and anticipating small problems along the way, it hit me! I don't know which alternator to use, 1 or 3 wire? How to hook it up or where to hook it up to. And then they come in different AMP ratings. Can you enlighten me? No, I'm not an idiot, just learning...
  5. Electrical
    okay guys, time to put your electrical expertise to my own selfish use. i have a 1971 nova with a 350. when i got the car the batt read 12 volts at idle. i bought a new alt, still only getting 12 volts at idle. got an alt for a 84 camaro with a 305 and installed it. the old alt wiring harness...
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