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65 Plymouth voltage regulator

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65 Plymouth Satellite. Is it possible to use a newer electronic voltage regulator with the original alternator? Mine has only field wire terminal.
 
You cannot use a factory electronic regulator as they are designed for the 'floating field' style alternator (two field plugs). If you do, it will cause a short due to the grounded field on the early alternators. Some of the aftermarket replacement regulators are electronic inside. Just look for ones without the resistor on the bottom.
 
65 Plymouth Satellite. Is it possible to use a newer electronic voltage regulator with the original alternator? Mine has only field wire terminal.
YES......PROVIDING it's the electronic voltage regulator replacement for the OEM mechanical voltage regulator. They are available on line from several sources for approximately $25-30 range. The electronic voltage regulator replacement resembles the origional and uses the same wire connections. Just remember to insure a good ground to the firewall mounting bolts. Disconnect the battery b4 doing any electrical work. The alternator will function fine.
BOB RENTON
 
You actually can use the alternator you have. IF you remove the ground brush and use a isolator and brush assembly that now will ground in the Factory style electronic regulator. You will have some wiring to do to connect.
A later model service manual, 1970 up diagram will be needed. Also found on line.
Now that being said it is easier just to buy a solid state regulator for the 60-69 Mopars found on e-bay for about $20.
 
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