Author Topic: Where is the voltage regulator mounted - 1969 D22  (Read 2550 times)

Offline rustyescott1

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Where is the voltage regulator mounted - 1969 D22
« on: December 29, 2010, 04:23 PM »
Can anyone tell me where voltage regulator is mounted?  I,have looked everwhere and can't find it.  Check my photo album for picture of the alternator thats on my bago.
Rusty Escott

Offline LJ-TJ

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Re: Where is the voltage regulator mounted - 1969 D22
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 06:33 PM »
Rusty - if you lift the dog house cover off and look straight down behind the distributor that's were it should be located. Here's what it should look like.



Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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Re: Where is the voltage regulator mounted - 1969 D22
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 06:51 PM »
Rusty,
Dodge manual says pre Sep 01 1971 used an alternator with a mechanical regulator that looked like this:


The picture you posted appears to be of a post Sep 01 1971 alternator that used a alternator with a electronic regulator that looks like this:


Someone may have upgraded your rig to a later style charging system.  That is not an uncommon practice.  Post Sep 01 1971 systems had the regulator mounted on a plate located at the rear of the intake manifold (over the bell housing) and looked like this:


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Re: Where is the voltage regulator mounted - 1969 D22
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010, 08:01 PM »
rumer has that it is located up under the dash. this is going to be fun getting myself under there
Rusty Escott

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Re: Where is the voltage regulator mounted - 1969 D22
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010, 08:50 PM »
The pre-electronic ignition dodge had them mounted on a much smaller plate located to the left of the distributor.   On my 72 (w/ 71 chassis) its mounted on the bottom/right side of the plate. 

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Offline rustyescott1

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Re: Where is the voltage regulator mounted - 1969 D22
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010, 11:47 AM »
ok i found it . it is mounted up under the dash above the steering column
Rusty Escott

Offline KiwisintheUS

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Re: Where is the voltage regulator mounted - 1969 D22
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2019, 03:44 PM »
Does anyone know what type of regulator should be on a 1969 winnebago? We have just installed a standard vr106. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be regulating the power to the battery. We are getting upwards from 17 volts. 

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Re: Where is the voltage regulator mounted - 1969 D22
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2019, 12:30 AM »
Unfortunately VR’s could be isolated or grounded and alternators need to match.  If you have not already purchased the 69 - 73 Dodge Service Manual offered via this site really recommend you do.  Per the manual, overcharging could be VR set too high, regulator contacts stuck, regulator voltage winding open, regulator base improperly grounded. Also, after many many hours of research I went with VR integrated “single wire” alternator to minimize wires and get rid of problematic ballast resister issues. 

 

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