Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: newly relocated to Huntsville, AL
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my issue is with my 77' j-10 w/258,(stock, except for jacobs ignition, weber carb). the lights seemed dim and the voltmeter would stay down in the red and would only get to 12 volts if you pushed in the clutch and reved the engine. took it to advanced auto, they hooked it to the machine and said the alt was bad. so i replaced it. when i started it, the volts were about 12. but when i started to drive it, the volts went to about 14, and lights were BRIGHT. then engine cut out for just for a second, but when it came back, volts stayed at 12 and started to smell (elec) hot. pulled over found nothing. continued to drive it, voltage now goes to 14, lights are BRIGHT and the elec fuel pump sounds like it is screaming. so only thing i can think of is that it is the voltage regulator. alt was a straight swap, 1 wire bolted, 2 spade connectors.
anyone have any thoughts?