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My plan is a ZZ4 crate eng. in my 70 El Camino. The new alternator will be with built in reg ulator. I plan new wiring harnesses everywhere. I don,t expect you gurus out there to run me a class on elect.which I need but iff someone would steer me to the info I would appreciate it.I want to eliminate the factoy regulator. Can do??? Thanks Bill Brown (Omiatee)

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Mayby I found my answer in Tech #14?? But what does CS and SI stand for? It sure is hell to be ignorant. Electrical things are spooky stuff to me. Bill Brown #669 (Omiatee)
 

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The SI came out around 1974 and was the first internal regulated alternator. The CS is the smaller (read more$$) ones being used on the late model cars and trucks. Either one is a good conversion and you have found the right info in the Tech Ref #14 to do it correctly. If you follow the colors of the wires back to the source thru the harness the unneeded ones can be removed.

Is it getting a little warm on your end of the state


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Thanks 64elcamino. I;ll go back to tech #14 and read it a little more thouroly. It never ceases to amaze me how helpful you guys are. It is getting warmer. 90 right now and maybe 100 by afternoon. Thanks again. Bill Brown
 

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You mentioned a new harness. If you haven't bought one yet, do yourself a favor. Some of the harness fabricators will custom build your harness for the internal regulated alternator (& HEI conversion too - if you want). It was mentioned that M&H Fabricators would do this.
Check out the suppliers section at http://chevelles.net .

BTW- the tech article is right on the money. Worked fine for me.



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Thanks for the tip Rick. If I buy new harness I might as well get the right one. Thanks again Texican. Bill Brown.
 

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Rick: I searched chevelle .net and could not find M&H Fabricators for the wiring harness. Can you give another clue how to contact them? Thanks Bill.

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Bill Brown. 70 El Camino.Member#669. Slowly getting back in the groove.
 

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Thanks Rick. I clicked it up and looks like the right place and not too far from me.Team Chevelle did it again. Bill.

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Well, I wrote that techref and I'm glad it's used.

The question about what CS and SI stands for made me laugh. Damn, I'd really like to know if the letters stand for something!!

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Thanks Inition Man.WesV; How about CS= Constant speed and SI= Stupid Ignition?


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Bill Brown. 70 El Camino.Member#669. Slowly getting back in the groove.
 

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Who's got a stupid ignition??? Watch it, buddy! (hahahahaha)

CS = Constant Sensing.

SI= Signal Induced.

Refers to the way voltage is used to initiate regulator and charge voltage turn-on between the two different designs.

Most people are not aware the CS series alternators can be set up to start a few different ways.

CS small series alternators have one very serious problem. The rear case has a weak rear bearing bore in most of the alts produced until 1997, and the ball rear mainshaft bearing will end up just fine, the the bore it rides in will flat go away, causing the internal moving parts to strike the non-moving parts, junking the alternator. Latrer alts have a beefed up end frame in the rear case to better support the rear bearing. Most problems come with the CS when the alt is used with some form of automatic tensioner tightened serpentine belt setup.

I don't use the CS stuff, too much trouble, the SI stuff is much easier to use and will survive any nuclear blast, bulletproof.

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Not the cheapest, but I got my 64 harness from Year One already modified for internally regulated alternator (be sure to specify when you order) - It went right in and works great.


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Thanks 383v8. How do I contact Year One. you see I have been away a long long long time and need all the help I can get. My car is not an SS but I l;ike the look. I want it to look like an SS. I hpe I dont **** off too may people but this is the last car I will be restoring and will keep it till the man calls me to that graet Chevy garage in the sky.


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I know for a fact that most of the Year One musclecar looms are made by M&H. I only live 3 miles from M&H, was down there one day, saw looms going into Year One logo packaging, and Painless, and others.

M&H makes stock and mild conversion looms for just about everybody in the restoration (read Musclecar and stock) business. The guys are LARGE.

Most all the vendors M&H make the musclecar and stock looms for, make their own street rod looms though.
 

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Thanks Ignition Man. I just received M&H catalog in the mail. Loks like top notch stuff to me. I,ll be coming to Calif. soon to visit a friend in Santa Fe Springs. I thiink I will drop in at M&H and take a look see. Take note all you guys out there. If you want the right skinny on this Chevy stuff join Team Chevelle.


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Stop by my nuclear test site of a shop and say hello, it ain't far from M&H. When are you here??? there are other places to visit here, let me know what you need automotive, and I can help with people and directions, if you wish.
 

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Thanks bud. I sent you an Email. and I definetly will stop by. I dont know when right now but I,ll call when I get there. Thanks for the invite. Bill.

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