I have a 64 Chevy impala SS. Check my sig for pics of the engine/alt. anyhow, the car hasn't been charging! I think the guy I bought it from has an original alternator so about 2 years ago I went to the Pomona show out here in SoCal and bought a big 1 wire, internally regulated alt. in short, it still didn't charge. ..
...last week I wanted to get the car going (sits in my garage) so I slow charged up to 13.0 and bought this (here).
. I just connected it, car started.... And it's going down from 12.75v...(74, 73, etc.). I desperately need help, I'm 25 and trying to learn but have no one to assist. I know the to alternators I bought are one wire, internally regulated 100amp plus alts.
Alternator is bolted to the proper place. Only wire bolted to it is a thick wire that goes direct to the positive terminal on the battery and a smaller wire which I think is the starter? Assuming its naturally grounded based on where it's bolted?
Please forgive spelling and grammar, on iPad :-)
At help would be greatly appreciated.