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Old December 9th, 2011, 11:33 AM
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FYI Jonathan, saw this in the 90 shop manual:

Battery not being charged
CAUTION: The vehicle
Battery must never be
Disconnected while the
Engine is running
Thanks Dave, my hand has been slapped enough.
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Old December 9th, 2011, 05:53 PM
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That was my question too.

So in theory, why not just run the IND to a switched power source?
Because there is no limit on the current.... When you turn on the switch, with the alternator off, it will dead short through the IND terminal. The bulb or resistor provide a small load.
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Old December 10th, 2011, 07:18 AM
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Interesting find on RN: http://www.roversnorth.com/store/t-t...on-wiring.aspx

In their conversion they show keeping the VR and simply reconnecting the Field wire to the IND terminal.
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Old December 10th, 2011, 10:13 AM
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Interesting find on RN: http://www.roversnorth.com/store/t-t...on-wiring.aspx

In their conversion they show keeping the VR and simply reconnecting the Field wire to the IND terminal.
You need to read again... They are bypoassing the regulator. The dotted lines are jumpers you are supposed to add after disconnecting the regulator....

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Remove F wire from voltage regulator and small charge light wire from D terminal and connect together for IND light circuit.

Remove the large D wire from the regulator and connect it to A and A1 wires from the regulator
I would run more than one 10 gauge wire for 65 Amps. Two 10 gauge or one 8 gauge would be barely OK.
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Old December 10th, 2011, 10:28 AM
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Okay, I misunderstood. On my truck, I have one wire coming off the VR Field terminal and disappearing into the harness heading in to the firewall, then at some point another wire comes out and goes to the field terminal on the old alternator.
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Old December 10th, 2011, 02:24 PM
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Thanks everyone for your help. Everything is wired up and appears to be charging correctly.
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