I am not trying to argue or disagree with you, i am just trying to clarify. What does your voltage regulator look like? could you decribe it? this thing is about 1.5" x 3/4" x 3/4", brown in color, has three blades on it, with a plug that has 3 receptors for the blades(maybe vice-versa), and is bolted to the fender via one of the solenoid mounting bolts.
The 5 alternators i have bought for it in the past, including the one i have now, have all been for an '83 258, which has the internal voltage regulator. what would happen if an internally regulated alternator had an external voltage regulator on top of it? BTW, the Motor is supposed to be an '83, that is what it said on the reciept (the previous owner saved all his reciepts, which i now have), and the head has an "83" stamped on it.
....Although the intake and exhaust system it came with are all stamped 1978.....hmmmm
hopefully just for the simplicity of the older intake.
'83 CJ-7, 258, TR ignition, headers, T5/D300, 3" suspension, 1" body, Moser 1 pce axles, Model 20, 3.54:1