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#216 of 255 Re: voltage regulator [roozster] by zaken1 [roozster]
Dec 11, 2007 (12:39 pm)
The 1965 Dodge Dart slant 6 did not have the voltage regulator mounted on the coil, or anywhere near it. It was located on the firewall. So I'm concerned that you are either mistaking another part for a voltage regulator, or are using information which does not apply to your car model, or your car's electrical system has been modified.
This all needs to be cleared up before I can give you any further advice. I would suggest you go to an auto parts store and look at a new voltage regulator made for a 1965 Dart slant 6. After you see what the part looks like, look under the hood of your car at the ignition coil, which is located on the passenger side of the engine, near the front, behind the alternator. (There is a heavy wire leading from the top of the coil to the center of the distributor cap, surrounded by all the spark plug wires.) And see whether there really is a voltage regulator like the one you saw at the store, which is mounted on the coil.
If you have a digital camera, you can also take a picture of the coil and regulator, and include it in your next post.
#217 of 255 Re: voltage regulator [roozster] by zaken1 [roozster] [zaken1]
Dec 14, 2007 (8:18 am)
ur right, i was looking at the wrong part on the schematic.. and there was some tampering on the electrical system which has been taken care of.. thanks for the reply
#218 of 255 changed the alternator.
Dec 16, 2007 (9:51 pm)
i changed the alternator and the problem still exists . i have the battery on the charger so hopefully thats my problem.. i will be going to the local napa and buying another regulator just in case, that will take away any doubt.i have been working on this thing and i love this thing more and more.
#219 of 255 1963 plymouth valiant signet 200
Feb 13, 2008 (12:28 pm)
for sale 1963 plymouth valiant 200 complete it runs fair i have this car stripped for painting i have all the chrome hub caps an pictures
#220 of 255 Re: 1963 plymouth valiant signet 200 [cgreen2]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 13, 2008 (1:29 pm)
hi cgreen, and welcome to the forums. Remember though that we don't allow classifieds in the forums. Try www.collectorcartrader.com or www.hemmings.com. But please join us for conversation about Valiants or any other cars you enjoy talking about.
#221 of 255 65 Dodge starter issue
Apr 04, 2008 (7:07 am)
I have just bought my first Dodge car a 1965 Dodge Dart 225 however it requires a little help. I cannot seem to get the car to start. It turns over great and seems to ignite then dies. I have owned several Ford products over the years and when the ignition switch is in the "RUN" position you can externally start the car at the starter solenoid. On this car if I do that all it will do is turn over and never catch.
#222 of 255 Re: 65 Dodge starter issue [poncho65]
Apr 04, 2008 (7:33 am)
Well, it's either spark or fuel - do you get gas squirting when you pump the accelerator? Does it have good plugs and points, correctly adjusted (timing too)? If you have a timing light, does it show a spark going to each of the plugs when you turn it over?
#223 of 255 Re: 65 Dodge starter issue [poncho65]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 04, 2008 (8:34 am)
Oh I know THAT one. It's the ballast resistor on the firewall. Change it and you're good to go. Free root beer float if I'm wrong. (just kidding, I'm not allowed to give consolation prizes).
#224 of 255 Re: 65 Dodge starter issue [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 05, 2008 (11:02 am)
You know. I'll bet you're right!
I had forgot about those ballast resistors. They don't fail often but when they do, that's how they act.
Now, where to find one?
#225 of 255 Re: 65 Dodge starter issue [isellhondas]
Apr 05, 2008 (11:42 am)
Oh, it's like a $1.99 part, and you can get them at just about any auto parts store. Or, at least you used to be able to. Now, the last time the one in my '68 Dart failed, that car would still run, but it just ran really badly. The way the mechanic explained it to me, when the ballast resistor failed it allowed the full current to go to the distributor, and that fried the points.
I dunno how interchangeable the parts are, but by '79, Chrysler was still using ballast resistors in their cars. At least, both my NYer and 5th Ave have this thing mounted on the firewall that's a dead ringer for one! Only difference is, it's on the passenger side, versus the driver's side on the Dart.