Re: Regulator question

Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:38 am

Brutalfly wrote:What do you guys think?
Internal and external corrosion, replace the regulator.

Re: Regulator question

Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:37 pm

I have been doing some internet searching for regulators.
Here some some that I have found.
What do you guys think would be the best one.

Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/12-Volt-Regulator ... tor+ABC185

Tractor Supply
http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/v ... r-121577c1

Steiner New Parts for Old Tractors
http://www.steinertractor.com/ABC185-12volt-regulator

Antique Tractors R Us
http://www.antiquetractorsrus.com/inter ... arts1.html

SSB Tractor
http://www.ssbtractor.com/cgi-bin/tract ... actor+Part

Re: Regulator question

Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:57 pm

Check the continuity on the braided wire ground on the side of regulator. It will be on (tractor) front side below regulator cover. Don't ask, BTDT.

Re: Regulator question

Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:09 pm

Brutalfly wrote:I have been doing some internet searching for regulators.
Here some some that I have found.
What do you guys think would be the best one.


There is what I think and what I know. What I think is there are only two manufacturers of this type of regulator that currently sell to the US market. One manufacturer is in the US and the other is in India. What I know is I have not had good luck with the 6 volt ones made in India. The regulator pictured on Amazon, Tractor Supply, and Steiner are made in India (and are priced accordingly). The Indian made regulators have a flat topped case and the tabs stick out straight. Antique Tractors R Us shows pictures of India made ones and USA made ones. Notice Antique Tractors R Us lists two prices for a number of their regulators (standard and premium). The India made regulators sell for $25-$35. The USA made ones sell for $60 or more. For my money, I would buy the USA made one. Rockauto sells the Standard Products VR-216 (made in USA) for $62.79. My local NAPA wants $92.99 for the very same part, just a different part number. If you go to the Standard Products eCatalog webpage and look up VR-216, the picture of the bottom of the unit shows the NAPA part number (go figure).

Re: Regulator question

Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:32 pm

Just MHO, if you already have a 12v system, I would buy an alternator and volt meter to install and sell the generator to get some of the expense back.

Re: Regulator question

Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:16 pm

LeeC wrote:The USA made ones sell for $60 or more. For my money, I would buy the USA made one. Rockauto sells the Standard Products VR-216 (made in USA) for $62.79. My local NAPA wants $92.99 for the very same part.
danovercash wrote:Just MHO, if you already have a 12v system, I would buy an alternator and volt meter to install and sell the generator to get some of the expense back.
Conversion to a single wire Delco alternator will be just about the same price as the NAPA regulator, perhaps a bit less. You will need the Delco single wire alternator, lower mounting bracket and tensioning arm.

Re: Regulator question

Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:14 pm

Brutalfly:

This is my suggestion .. follow the links.

Rudi wrote:Howard:

My local AC Delco Service Centre has them and they are US/Canadian made which works for me. Very high quality and pretty good price. It is an RCP 13227 REGULATOR, PRESTO 6V and you can see that in the Generator and Cut-Out thread which might be of use.