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#5 of 6 Re: Dodge Dart charging problem...complete mystery in my 66 [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 03, 2008 (2:42 pm)
There used to be a place in the LA area where they "rebuilt" generators, alternators and starters. The place was amazing.
Today it's probably a toxic waste site. I'm serious.
About 40 guys sat at long filthy tables overhauling these units. They replaced only what was needed to make them work and nothing else.
After the units had been "rebuilt" they were polished up and painted to look good...and they did!
At the time, I think they sold the generators and alternators for something like 12.00 and the starters were 15.00.
They also sold "rebuilt" car batteries for 10.00.
To rebuild one they turned them upside down on a heavy screen that was on top of a 55 gal drum. After draining the acid, they would beat on the bottom of the batteries with a mallet to dislodge anything causing the plates to short out.
New acid, an hours charge, a polish job and a new decal and you were good to go!
I think they offered something like a 30 day warranty on the stuff they sold. Hey, we were young and broke and sometimes the stuff actually would work for awhile.
This place also sold "reclaimed" motor oil. If you brought your own bulk container I believe it was 15 cents a quart!
After about the third time immigration agents raided the place, it shut down.
The place was a far cry from a NAPA store!
#6 of 6 voltage regulator
Jan 14, 2008 (7:34 am)
these early chrysler charging systems were notorious for bad voltage regulators