Team Chevelle banner

Generator to 1 wire alternator ?

640 Views 5 Replies 2 Participants Last post by  John_Muha
Hey Guys,

I've got a 56 that I've been asked to do a little
up-dating on !!

The car still has the original "generator / external voltage regualtor" on it, and the owner wants to know about converting to a (1) wire alternator.

Anybody help me out ???

1 - 3 of 6 Posts
A true one-wire only has one wire coming out of it. Some pictures in the link showing this.
Both units charge a DC battery. The battery needs DC to in the end both units put out DC.
Mounting the alternator in is the only hard part but these conversions have been done for years. Unless you need a lot of current, why not set it up with a internally regulated SI alternator? Found a fresh rebuilt 63 amp in a 77 pick-up about 2 weeks ago for $17.00.
That is a 12 volt circuit, right? Can't remember off-hand and can't check it out until later.
Sort of straight forward. Disconnect the battery before installing.
1 - 3 of 6 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.