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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:54 am 
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Location: Belleville, WI
Car Model*: 1984 Ram D150
Owning up to my mistake in hopes it might help someone else.

In doing the HEI ignition upgrade, wiring removal and general clean up of the harness and connections, etc., I became overly zealous and removed the voltage regulator from the system.
Why would I do such a thing?
Well, I thought it was the electronic ignition box, to be replaced by the newly installed HEI and I was too hasty with my wirecutters (and my brain).

Forgive me as I'm mostly new to MOPAR, except for that 73 Dodge Dart Sport with the 318ci that I drove cross country around 1990...until the plugged radiator blew off the top hose at 70mph and turned my entire windshield green, around Lincoln, NE, but that is another story for another day. 8)

Voltage Regulator
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:17 pm 
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Thanks to the 12 people who have looked at this thread and chosen not to call me a dumba$$...yet. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:33 pm 
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Location: Rome, GA
Car Model*: 1963 Dart 270, 1980 D150
I hate it for ya man, you are the first person to post here that has made a mistake working on his car.
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Uh oh, I almost forgot. I let me car slide off the jack the other day, partially crushing the nearly new gas tank and causing it to leak around the sending unit. So, that makes two of us.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:04 pm 
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Have a noise in my just repaired race engine (3 passes on it). Won't know for sure till I pull it apart, but I think I forgot to tighten the rod bolts on #5. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

I venture to say, everyone that posts here, has had more then one screw up.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:03 pm 
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Charrlie_S wrote:
Have a noise in my just repaired race engine (3 passes on it). Won't know for sure till I pull it apart, but I think I forgot to tighten the rod bolts on #5. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

I venture to say, everyone that posts here, has had more then one screw up.

Man, I hope the damage is minimal.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:54 pm 
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In the same boat and paddling, we are...

Have a new regulator on the way and reinstalled the old one using wire nuts for a quick swap out.

yep yep


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:29 am 
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I wish more people would do their homework before screwing something up! I don't know how many times I've shared this page? Good Luck
http://www.imperialclub.com/Repair/Elec ... arging.htm


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:17 pm 
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69a100 wrote:
I wish more people would do their homework before screwing something up! I don't know how many times I've shared this page? Good Luck
http://www.imperialclub.com/Repair/Elec ... arging.htm


Very nice, thank you, kindly.


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