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voltage regulator ?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by triple trouble, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. triple trouble

    triple trouble Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    i recently put a new alternator and dual batteries in my 79 ford. Do i need to replace the existing voltage regulator to get the most out of the alternator?
     
  2. woodchuck2

    woodchuck2 Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    After running Fords for many years i learned not to mess with Ford alternators as they are junk IMO. Put a 105 amp GM alternator on it and never look back, you will even see the amp gauge work when you do this.
     
  3. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Get the heavy duty one. If you upgraded the out put don't forget to use a bigger gage wire to feed the batteries. Make sure all the grounds are clean and protect with dielectric grease.
     
  4. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    and make sure you got good crimps on the wire
     
  5. geer hed

    geer hed Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    You may also want to get a battery isolater so that way if one battery goes bad it won't drain the second one.