Photobucket
Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: '63 Parisienne charging system


Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 9
Date:
'63 Parisienne charging system


Hello,

I'm having trouble getting my charging system to work properly. My alternator has been checked a couple of times and is good. It is an externally regulated unit. The Pontiac wiring diagram has a 2 wire hook up to the regulator, but the '63 Impala diagram shows a 4 wire hook up with an "idiot" light in the system.

Does anyone know if I can use the regulator from the Chevy diagram and hook it up with the Pontiac 2 wire system? The Chevy part is much easier to get.

I would appreciate any help available.

Thank you

John



__________________
John


Uber Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 3153
Date:

The Pontiac is different because of the ammeter... you need the Pontiac regulator... OR, if originality isn't an issue, install the internal regulator alternator, jump the brown and blue at the regulator, and use the blue at the alternator as terminal 1... you will need a jumper wire from terminal 2 to the post on the back of the alternator....



__________________

Vincent Jr.



Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 9
Date:

Don't I also need to put a light at in the wire between the #1 (field terminal) and the ignition?



__________________
John


Uber Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 3153
Date:

Nope... I have done it with most of mine... this is my '66 Chief... I remove the existing brown out of the connector and pop in the blue from the original harness..

 

12SI.JPG

 

12SI-1.JPG

 

 



Attachments
__________________

Vincent Jr.



Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 9
Date:

So just so I understand:
You take the blue wire that would originally go to the "F" on the regulator and attach it to the brown that would originally go to the #3 on the regulator so that when the ignition is turned on, you get 12 volts through the brown into the blue and into the #1 terminal on the internally regulated alternator.
You also put a 10 gauge red with constant battery voltage to the #2 terminal on the alternator.
Is that correct?
John


__________________
John


Uber Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 3153
Date:

hanadam wrote:

So just so I understand:
You take the blue wire that would originally go to the "F" on the regulator and attach it to the brown that would originally go to the #3 on the regulator so that when the ignition is turned on, you get 12 volts through the brown into the blue and into the #1 terminal on the internally regulated alternator.
You also put a 10 gauge red with constant battery voltage to the #2 terminal on the alternator.
Is that correct?
John


... it is! Ammeter works the same... 



__________________

Vincent Jr.



Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 9
Date:

Thank you for your help Vincent.

__________________
John


Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 9
Date:

I apologize to the moderator. After looking at the site more thoroughly, I saw that I should've posted this in the "General Electrical Forum". Please excuse my newbie - ness.

John

__________________
John


A Poncho Legend!

Status: Offline
Posts: 36004
Date:

Moved there, and a great question/answer that will help others in the future.

__________________
1966 Strato Chief 2 door sedan 283 "survivor"


Uber Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 3153
Date:

Progress?



__________________

Vincent Jr.

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us
.
.
.
.