Cruddy Electricals

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erco
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Cruddy Electricals

Post by erco »

I think I got my money's worth out of the original horn relay. Wore a hole right through the upper contact! Zero connection, must have been a buzzer at some point in its life.

And from the looks of the voltage regulator's internals, it's also time to replace. :)
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66vairguy
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Re: Cruddy Electricals

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What year is your car? Supposedly the the "key" buzzer horn relay was also a buzzer. I think was implemented in 1968, maybe 67.

Not sure were you are located, but out West I've never seen corrosion that bad.

The new replacement electromechanical voltage regulators have a poor reputation. Cheaply built. If built as well as the old DELCO voltage regulators the cost would be a couple hundred dollars at least. So the repros are cheap in price and function. I'd recommend a good solid state replacement regulator. Beware the cheapy units as some have reported they don't operate the GEN/FAN warning lamp - not good!

erco
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Re: Cruddy Electricals

Post by erco »

'67 Monza coupe. Never seen nor heard a key buzzer, but it's shown in the wiring diagram. If anyone knows where it is and what it looks like, please advise. Would love to get everything working again.

I got a $17 SS voltage regulator and the last $52 alternator from Amazon. Ruined it for everyone else. Hope they work, I won't fire up the motor for another month or two.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DTM338N

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001DUK72M

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