There is a very large class of people that own 65/66 Mustangs that, as far as I can tell, anyway, have been, for the most part, ignored entirely. They don't really want that 100 pt. show car that is so nice and was soooo expensive that they're afraid to drive it, they also don't want to make their car capable of achieving warp factor three. They just want this car that they dearly love to be able to cruise around smoothly and reliably, without having it dump them out on the side of the road or have it start making weird noises or belching out big clouds of funky-smelling smoke. And I think, truth be told, that this is by far the largest class of Mustang owners. They take their car to some technician when what they actually need is a mechanic, and this, frequently, does not work out very well at all for the owner. They don't want to re-engineer the entire car, they just want someone to fix what broke. These are the people that I am trying help out with this blog. Some problems require a little bit of back and forth, as in, "Try this." "I tried that and it didn't change anything."
" Oh. well, you probably need to try that." " I tried that and it helped, but it still isn't quite right." "Now you need to try this...." If you go to http://www.allfordmustangs.com/ and then go to the classics forums, you will be able to do that with a pretty hefty gathering of some very knowledgeable people that also happen to be very friendly. None of that ridiculous one-upmanship, no flaming or abuse, none of that stuff. Just good, solid advice from people that know what they are talking about.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Voltage regulator adjustment 1965 1966 Mustang

Something which seems to be a bit of a lost art is the procedure for adjusting the voltage regulator. For a more modern electronic voltage regulator there isn't any adjustment, and alternators have all been internally regulated for quite a while, so, they don't even have an external voltage regulator. But, the 65/66 Mustangs did come with a voltage regulator that needs to be adjusted once in a while. And, who better to ask about that than the people that built the cars? This first picture is source material for one of the many training courses that Ford put their factory trained service personnel through. The second picture is the appropriate page for the regulator adjustment. If you are intending to adjust your regulator, you can click on that picture, print it, and have it conveniently nearby when you make these adjustments.

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