Voltage Regulator

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  1. mopar_nocar

    mopar_nocar Well-Known Member

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    I believe that is nothing more or less than blue lipstick on a "nice pig." In other words the heavy duty regulator (I think it's discontinued) which was sold by both NAPA/ Echlin and Standard Blue Streak.

    "Slant Six Dan" went on some rampage about it some time ago. Evidently his complaint is that the blue paint prevents it from grounding.

    So in other words, make certain you grind off the paint around the mounting bolts

    Frankly, the 70/ later factory electronic regulator has always worked fine. You do need an isolated field alternator, IE 1970 or later, with two field connectors

    The Standard version (Blue Streak) was VR128, NAPA/ Echlin was VR1001

    The NAPA one is/ was sold under several part numbers with different vehicle pigtails/ connectors

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    Yeah, I don't have a "dual field" alternator...trying a work around.

    Thanks for the part numbers, I was not aware of that deal. Great info.

    sb
     
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    Ouch! Cheapest I could find those part numbers was $49. The mopar part might be a better deal...for once.

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    AJ/FormS 367 FormS clone 3.09-1.92-1.40-1.09-.78od 3.55s

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    My Hi-Po DC regulator locked up one afternoon and started cooking the battery to the tune of over 17 volts at idle. I disconnected it and drove home. I grabbed a used, oem,spare; out of a box of them I had kicking around, and was back in action. That regulator is probably from 1973, and still works today,lol.
     
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      That might be as good 'a gamble as any in this Chineseoationized world. "Used to be" that brands like NAPA/ Echlin, and Standard Blue Streak were "top of the line" in automotive replacement. No more!!
       
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        Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

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        Most recent Standard VR-128 I bought was still made in USA.
        Whether that was just lucky or still what is being made I can't say.
        My experience wit h the P-part VRs in the mid 80s was they would fail under continuous use. MP eventually listed them in the catalogues as 'recommended for racing' rather than general use.

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        been running the p3690731 , 1970+ for 20 years on the street
         
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        Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

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        Discussion and my comment was in reference to P3690732
         
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        I got an electronic Vreg for my 1960's A's for ~$11 on rockauto. Thin chrome box, but same connectors as the factory mechanical Vreg (bigger black box). Last time I checked they were ~$20.
         
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        You have a part number? I only find mechanical type.