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I removed my alternator to get at the radiator, and forgot to take pictures (stupid me). Anyway, does anyone know where the small brown wire attaches to on the back of the alt.? Also the small black boot connection? I already got the obvious big socket one in.


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Also the small black boot connection?

You probably figured it out by now, but that one must be the power connection since its the only thing left and usually has a black boot. It goes your only remaining connection, that (6mm?)stud sitcking out of the back.

Michael Deilke

Whidbey Island, Washington


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On the power connection, I think it goes BETWEEN the two nuts non the 6mm stud mentioned above. One nut stays against the case and the other captures the wire connection.


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That is the B+ connection (as Bill W. and Michael D. mention above).


1) Plug with 3 wires from voltage regulator. Make sure the wires are in the plug or else your battery will die (acting like a faulty alternator).

2) B+ from harness

3) Brown ground wire to one of the upper timing cover bolts (this has been discussed before)

Jim Gerock


Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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