<VV> wiring question: inquiring minds want to know

BBRT chsadek at comcast.net
Sat Jun 20 21:19:55 EDT 2015

Did he put the alternator on it? If so did he use a correct voltage 
regulator and wire it correctly?  IF not and he has a generator, I had it 
happen to me in my 64 van, where the wire got so hot it satarted burning. I 
put it out, changed burnt wire and VR and it was fine.
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From: "Randy Hook via VirtualVairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
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Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:14 PM
Subject: <VV> wiring question: inquiring minds want to know

>I have a friend with a '64 Monza coupe with a 95/pg. He had been driving it 
>daily as his other ride was in an accident. He said it seemed as if the 
>more he drove it,
> the better it seemed to run. When he went out to his garage this morning, 
> he said it smelled like his neighbor had burned breakfast and he couldn't 
> figure out
> what they were burning it smelled so bad. Then he noticed the "gen" light 
> in the car was on, but the key was OFF. He was amazed, then started it. 
> The
> "gen" light went out. Quite a puzzle. He then figured the fan belt might 
> have come off. He shuts it off and the "gen" light comes back on. He then 
> hurries
> back and pops the hood. His mind was blown at what he saw. One of the 
> wires from the gen to the voltage regulator had gotten so hot that it 
> melted and the
> surrounding wiring harness as well. He immediately removed the + bat 
> cable. It was a little melted too. Now, the wiring question is this: what 
> happened and
> WHY, since the car ran and drove fine yesterday????? The only clue 
> provided is that he had asked me earlier if he put an alternator on it, 
> would the headlights
> and dash lights be any brighter?
> Any help or info would be greatly appreciated. Thanx
> Randy (Cap'n) Hook
> '60 700 4dr. '64' 110/4spd
> '63 '500' ragtop 110/pg
> '65 Monza 4dr 84 (soon-to-be '64' 110) /pg
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