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69mach351w

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Bench test an Electronic Voltage Regulator
« on: June 16, 2020, 12:14:53 PM »
I'm swapping over my old electrical system on my 67 coupe 289 to electronic ignition. And I bought an original 1984 Ford voltage regulator unused on eBay. I'm not an electronics whiz by no means, But How can I bench test it to see if its good?
Thanks for any info.

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Re: Bench test an Electronic Voltage Regulator
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 12:31:01 PM »
Not aware of any “bench test” procedures,but do NOT plug it in until it is properly mounted and grounded. Easy enough to install,just be sure it is mounted correctly

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Re: Bench test an Electronic Voltage Regulator
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2020, 12:45:11 PM »
I am fortunate enough to have a alternator rebuild shop within a mile of me . I take components like regulator and alternators to them to have checked out . Many auto parts stores have the capability to check alternators but I am not sure about regulators. Typically checking is done at no charge.
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Re: Bench test an Electronic Voltage Regulator
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2020, 05:14:53 PM »
Thanks for the info guys. I took my "working voltage regulator" off my 69 and mounted the motorcraft electronic VR in it's place and used my multimeter and it worked great.

Now, I will mount the motorcraft in my 67  ;D