<VV> lights brighten sporadically

Michael Kovacs kovacsmj at sbcglobal.net
Sun Dec 30 20:34:02 EST 2007

Standard Corvair has alt and volt reg separate. First check the tightness of the belt. Under a heavy electrical load, and a loose belt, the belt may slip around the alternator, too tight a belt will burn bearings out. The alt is easy to replace, but the three isolating screws are a royal pain in the @#%@#$. You really gotta get the maint book, its all in there.
Ray Rodriguez <reray at echoes.net> wrote:   The lights (headlights, dash lights etc.) on my 65 Monza sporadically get drastically brighter, then go back to normal or slightly below normal brightness. This seems most common when the car is cold and the brightness sometimes is affected by RPM and sometimes is not. I suspect the voltage regulator is the culprit (I dont think a bad ground would give me extra bright lights, only dim lights). What are your opinions, and how do I fix it? Is the voltage regulator in the alternator or separate?

Thanks in advance!

Ray Rodriguez III
CORSA member
65' Corsa 140/4 coupe undergoing restification
65' Monza 110/PG coupe daily driver


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