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try Ray Dugauy in New Brunswick <saddlebagrail@yahoo.ca>, He converts car alternators to work in ironheads. I got one from him last year. Has regulator built in. looks like:


Havn't run mine yet as still building engine. He stands behind them though, says he and all his buddies run them. and no problem in rain.
Sure is a interesting oil pump..where could one find out about that?
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Sure is a interesting oil pump..where could one find out about that?
Oil pump????
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so does a regulator for a genny work on an alternator?
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so does a regulator for a genny work on an alternator?
I believe the answer to this is "No".
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thanks. that's what i was thinking.
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My IH had an alternator conversion when I bought it, but it wouldn't charge the battery. Turns out, the cheap foreign made regulator was the problem. The alternator itself was still good. If you go with the alternator conversion, you may want to consider an American made regulator. They cost twice as much to start with, but only if the foreign made one does cr*p out on you.
I totally agree! What model(s) regulator do you recommend as a replacement? Do you know how many amps this V-Twin conversion kit puts out?
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I totally agree! What model(s) regulator do you recommend as a replacement? Do you know how many amps this V-Twin conversion kit puts out?
The alternator comes with a H1686 regulator rectifier rated for 22 amps. Acell puts out a USA made replacement, p/n 201118B.
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