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#51 mikaleda

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

I'm going to pull the front end apart and find out what is going on with the front end and throw a voltage regulator in it, and use it. The rust in the front is most all of it there is a little in the back but not enough to total it

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:40 AM

Okay I ordered a voltage regulator and I pulled apart the front grill and took the cyclops light out. I cleaned the corrosion out and unfoze the arm that opens the lid (it was rusted together) now I need to solder the connections to the limiter switch.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

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If anyone knows what wires go to what on the last pic I would appreciate any help the wire colors are red/black, green/white, and green.
I am going to be doing more body work today like straitening the front and back bumpers out better and doing touch up on rust

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

I pulled th whole front of my car off and am fixing dents and other small things. I resoldered the connections on my motor (thanks to turbo Subaru brat for giving me the info on where the wires go)
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

Well napa messed up again voltage regulator won't be in till tomorrow. So tired of napa it's not even funny, I live twenty miles from napa it is a pita when they do this to me especially when neither of my cars are running.
Also I plugged in my newly re wired center light and the light came on but the door didn't move. I think the relay is the culprit I think when the motor seized it probably damaged the relay.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:10 PM

Well new voltage regulator in and it didn't fix the problem, so time to rebuild the alternator. I have started wireing a new wiring harnes that will go to a dpdt switch I will post pics later I need to get more wire to finish.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:21 PM

Fixed my center light I had make a whole new wiring harness here's some pics
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

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Finished progect on the front end and it looks a little better

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:41 PM

Well I'm SOL I checked the passenger side brakes expecting to see a mess I was surprised to see they were worn out but still had pads and were actually in good shape but then I start messing with the cv, and the rear bearings are toast 1/4 inch of slop in all directions
:horse::banghead: not only that It took me an hour to get the car jacked up because both my floor jacks quit working and my bottle jack quit too!!! I finally used a handy man jack :banghead:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:11 PM

Ok this is all the things I can think off that needs to be fixed
brakes all the way around they are all worn out
Rear bearings
Something in the front end hopefully only a bushing
Steering rack
Alternator
I need to change the gear oil in the trans, final drive, and I might as well do the rear end to
This is redicules I can't afford this I need a effing car not a pos that needs hundreds of dollars just to get back on the road this is turning from fix this car into a nice car to total restoration!!!!!!!! I have close to 1,000 bucks in this car already and I still can't drive it.
Not even to mention all the rust I can't even get the drivers side rear axle nut off because its rusted up so bad!!!

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

Ok decided to fix my legacy and just slowly rebuild this car as I can

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

Well I have been messing around with this car again. I just modified a Chevy alternator (singal wire) I think it's a 65 amp I look it up later and put some pics. I put my double pully on it off of my old alternator and regressed the bearings now I just need to make some brackets to hold it on my engine. I am going to hook it to the auto choke wire (wich is only hot when engine is running) that is the only wiring that I should have to do. Hopefully everything will work out and I will not have to spend a penny on my new alternator :grin:

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

Wow this is a better alternator than I thought I think it is a delco remy cs 130 100 amps! But it might be the cs 121 only 80 amps! Lol and it's the same size as my old alternator here's some pics
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

Nice car. Huge changes in body style and lights, dash, just about everything from my 79. It took me about 5 to 6 years to get mine into the shape it's in now. A lot of long days in the garage during the summer.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

Nice car. Huge changes in body style and lights, dash, just about everything from my 79. It took me about 5 to 6 years to get mine into the shape it's in now. A lot of long days in the garage during the summer.


Thanks :D yep I have been working on this thing for six months now. It's a major pain in my :horse: lol dang thing is more stubborn than a mule
I just finished putting my new alternator In and same thing is happening :banghead:
Ac ripple and not charging wich I'm sure is not the alts fault I ha it tested and I know it is charging thankfully I didn't spend any money on this swap.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

I got the alternator in it was a tight squeeze but it is working kinda
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I'm still having charging problems I even added a new heavier copper wire to the battery but that didn't help either and of course my dash lights are still on :banghead: at least my brackets worked out good

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:30 PM

Well this alternator needs to be rebuilt I changed out my battery to block connection with a better wire and then it started over charging.
Damn napa can't get anything right :mad:

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

Well this alternator needs to be rebuilt I changed out my battery to block connection with a better wire and then it started over charging.
Damn napa can't get anything right :mad:


Rock Auto online. The alternator is a Hitachi and it's about $50. A rewind will cost you a minimum of $80 if not more. I am looking at new brushes [$5] and a new voltage regulator [$26] to see if my old alternator will be reborn. The windings look good. We'll see what that gets me as a spare.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:29 PM

Rock Auto online. The alternator is a Hitachi and it's about $50. A rewind will cost you a minimum of $80 if not more. I am looking at new brushes [$5] and a new voltage regulator [$26] to see if my old alternator will be reborn. The windings look good. We'll see what that gets me as a spare.


Ya but I want to get away from the externally regulated and get into self contained. I can get an upgraded rebuild kit for this alt for sixty bucks. Also depending on how much trouble this hitachi carb becomes I might just throw a weber on there too. Other than that though I am going to keep it stock suspension and body wise (other than maybe a set of Peugeots) I have a neighbor with like six sets of alloy Peugeot rims on the cars :grin: I have been trying to get him to sell me a set (especially since none of the cars run lol)


Good luck with your car and if all else fails remember to check for corrosion that is becoming a problem with these older cars nowadays :headbang:

Also always check your part numbers on rock auto I have gotten several wrong parts from them

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

Ya but I want to get away from the externally regulated and get into self contained. I can get an upgraded rebuild kit for this alt for sixty bucks. Also depending on how much trouble this hitachi carb becomes I might just throw a weber on there too. Other than that though I am going to keep it stock suspension and body wise (other than maybe a set of Peugeots) I have a neighbor with like six sets of alloy Peugeot rims on the cars :grin: I have been trying to get him to sell me a set (especially since none of the cars run lol)


Good luck with your car and if all else fails remember to check for corrosion that is becoming a problem with these older cars nowadays :headbang:

Also always check your part numbers on rock auto I have gotten several wrong parts from them


The alternator was spot on. Perfect match.

I have some corrosion on the front fender wells where the 2 parts meet. It's not too bad, but I will need to have it ripped up by a body shop and fixed. It's on the top just forward of the center of the well. We don't use salt here in Arizona so that's a plus. Salt just eats away the metal.

I try to keep my car as close to the original factory specs as I can. I like to keep the Hitachi parts going so I am looking at replacing the brushes and the electronics in the alternator. The $26 for the diodes and the $5 for the brushes should repair it. I'll have to take it in and have them spin it to see after that to check voltages. I guess I am a purest when it comes to my car.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

Ya you have a very nice car I would definitely keep that stock. My car is in very bad shape body wise it is going to take a lot to fix it and I'm sure it won't be at all what it was originally. That is why I want to try and make it better


Anyhow on another note my alternator might be fine I am going to work on it right now and see if I can make it work.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:29 PM

Well I started a thread in the retrofitting forum and got some good help and did a little research and found some info on how to hook up my alternator :grin: now I just need to get a two wire plug and get the alt fixed and I will be good to go :banana::banana::banana::banana:
I accidentally fried it the first time I tried to wire it:dead:

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

Pics from when I pulled the front end apart
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

Well I am going to start working on my fusible links they are pretty bad:dead:
I'm going to put an actual fusible link box




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