Current Classifieds

71-73 Hood
Date: 12/07/2018 06:22 pm
front end parts
Date: 03/30/2018 12:48 pm
Pinto Fiber Glass Body Parts
Date: 01/06/2019 06:53 pm
78-80 Windshield
Date: 10/29/2021 03:11 pm
2 Station Wagons for sale
Date: 04/20/2018 11:10 am
Racing seats
Date: 10/24/2019 09:41 pm
Pinto drive train

Date: 06/29/2018 08:32 am
Wanted - Offenhauser intake for 2.8l (6097DP)
Date: 01/28/2019 05:15 pm
1974 Pinto Passenger side door glass and door parts

Date: 02/18/2017 05:55 pm
1974 Ford Pinto

Date: 10/16/2017 10:45 am
Runabout rear window '73 to 80.
Date: 01/12/2019 10:19 am
New front rotors and everything for '74-'80
Date: 08/02/2019 04:18 pm

Author Topic: 1977 voltage regulator  (Read 283 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline vinnytruck

  • Pinto Member
  • **
  • Posts: 39
  • FeedBack: +0/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • many cars...to little time.

  • Total Badges: 1
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter
1977 voltage regulator
« on: November 25, 2018, 11:44:04 AM »
Hi Guys, need some help. I know there are 2 voltage regulators. (electronic and machanical) but how can I check to see if its is working right? Question #2: is it the altenator or regulator? thanks in advance, VT

Offline pinto_one

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1007
  • FeedBack: +70/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Pinto-One

  • Total Badges: 10
    Badges: (View All)
    1000 Posts Photographer Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Mobile User Apple User Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: 1977 voltage regulator
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2018, 12:24:34 PM »
Quick way to test the alternator is to unplug the regulated , find the field wire on back of it, Orange cap , itís close to center of the end bearing , get a wire that will reach the battery and that temeral , start car and touch it , your volt should rise quickly , donít leave it on to long because it will fry other things with high voltage , turn on head lights if you donít have a volt meter , the lights will go bright when to jump the battery streght to the field , but if nothing happens itís the alternator
76 Pinto sedan V6 , 79 pinto cruiser wagon V6 soon to be diesel or 4.0