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Offline s2ms

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Voltage Regulator Cover
« on: September 15, 2009, 01:02:47 PM »
When was the change to using rivets to secure the VR cover made? I always assumed OE 65-67 regulators used a small slot head screw to attach the cover. Also, was there another type of fastener used besides screws or rivets? Particularly interested in a 66 SJ car.

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Re: Voltage Regulator Cover
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2009, 10:42:33 PM »
Only seen rivets of screws on original cars. Change (from my understanding) to rivets started with the C8 versions


Here is a shot of an original (late 66 San Jose) regulator


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Re: Voltage Regulator Cover
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 11:19:50 PM »
Thanks Jeff, exactly the info I was looking for.

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Re: Voltage Regulator Cover
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2009, 03:11:53 AM »
Thanks Jeff, exactly the info I was looking for.

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Re: Voltage Regulator Cover
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2009, 06:38:55 AM »
So screws were used until '68ish then? my car is July 1965 Dearborn built, I am trying to make an electronic regulator look as original as possible with the addition of a reproduction original cover.... are these sheet metal screws or a small bolt and nut deal?
I went and bought the Standard motor parts VR166X top of the line regulator for mine and the plastic flap that sticks out is blue, I guess I'll need to somehow paint IT Black with paint that is suitable for plastic to try & make it look right?

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Re: Voltage Regulator Cover
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2009, 08:54:23 AM »
The attaching screws are just sheet-metal style screws.
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Re: Voltage Regulator Cover
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2009, 06:05:28 PM »
Great! Thanks Charles!

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Re: Voltage Regulator Cover
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2009, 06:59:49 PM »
So screws were used until '68ish then? my car is July 1965 Dearborn built, I am trying to make an electronic regulator look as original as possible with the addition of a reproduction original cover.... are these sheet metal screws or a small bolt and nut deal?
I went and bought the Standard motor parts VR166X top of the line regulator for mine and the plastic flap that sticks out is blue, I guess I'll need to somehow paint IT Black with paint that is suitable for plastic to try & make it look right?
Most people will take a old original regulator ,detail the base and put the guts from the electronic in it . Or one of the repros and do the same thing. I would advise against doing what you are attempting because it still will not have identifying bar across the plug opening. If you insist on proceeding with your plan you need to remove the plastic terminal ID shield completely and not paint it  ::). Your plug only goes in one way anyway unless you force it in. I think you will be the most satisfied doing it the other way I suggested after it is all said and done but that is just my opinion. I wish you only the best of luck what ever way you decide. Bob
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