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Tinkerr

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1968 SS396 Radio Capacitor placement
« on: October 03, 2020, 06:21:15 PM »
I'm installing the V regulator with the radio capacitor, but it doesn't fit. The Capacitor won't fit between the radiator tank and the regulator the way pictured. I turned the mounting bracket around so the Capacitor sits up on the ledge of the regulator, but it's still wedged between radiator tank and the regulator. Ignore the L-6 reference in the picture it is for the illustration above the one pictured. Anybody have a picture of a original BB with radio capacitor on the regulator? Thanks

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Re: 1968 SS396 Radio Capacitor placement
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2020, 09:28:54 PM »
Are there different instructions for V8 OR 396?
Here is a never restored 396 it is attached using the mounting screw. 
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Re: 1968 SS396 Radio Capacitor placement
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2020, 10:32:42 PM »
James, that is a good work-around, the capacitor fits between the radiator tank and the core support. I attached a pic of the assembly manual page dedicated to the capacitors. I'm not as well versed in the totality of the manual as some, maybe there is another page I'm not aware of. As a aside I wonder where that ground wire is attached on the original car?

Thanks for the response.

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Re: 1968 SS396 Radio Capacitor placement
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2020, 12:11:56 AM »
1968 LOS 396/325
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Re: 1968 SS396 Radio Capacitor placement
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2020, 03:37:42 AM »
I'm curios why it will install per the assembly manual on one car and not on another. My car has a GM service replacement core support and a aftermarket voltage regulator, maybe there is some variation there. I'll compare the base on a original regulator vs my replacement tomorrow.

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Re: 1968 SS396 Radio Capacitor placement
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2020, 06:11:55 PM »
Attached are pictures of my 67 04B LOS L35 with original VR. The cap sits close to the radiator as you can see. You asked about the ground wire so I included that too with yellow showing the wire path.

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