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Can anyone tell me where the green wire with looped end and female spade terminal end attaches? The loop terminal is on the drivers side and the spade terminal is up near the alternator or distributor. This is a Classic Industries under hood BB harness.
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The 1960-1969 cars used a single wire field alternator. The green wire with the eyelet tab connects to the screw terminal on the early style mechanical voltage regulator, and the push on spade connector on the other end of the green wire pushes onto the field terminal on the alternator. There will be a blue push on spade connector nearby the green eylet connector that plugs on to the other terminal of the mechanical regulator.
Starting with 1970 the alternator has two field terminals (green and blue) and utilizes the thin electronic voltage regulator with the two terminal rubber push on connector. I've attached an engine room schematic from the 69 service manual. Open it with a picture viewer that lets you zoom in. Microsoft paint works well. I've highlighted the wires discussed above.
 

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The 1960-1969 cars used a single wire field alternator. The green wire with the eyelet tab connects to the screw terminal on the early style mechanical voltage regulator, and the push on spade connector on the other end of the green wire pushes onto the field terminal on the alternator. There will be a blue push on spade connector nearby the green eylet connector that plugs on to the other terminal of the mechanical regulator.
Starting with 1970 the alternator has two field terminals (green and blue) and utilizes the thin electronic voltage regulator with the two terminal rubber push on connector. I've attached an engine room schematic from the 69 service manual. Open it with a picture viewer that lets you zoom in. Microsoft paint works well. I've highlighted the wires discussed above.
Thank you for the reply. I actually finally figured it out last week sometime. In 1992 we switched it over to Electronic ignition and also used the newer Voltage Regulator with the 2-pin plug. Forgot the original VR had a spade terminal and a screw. Funny how 21yrs later I couldn't remember that. LOL
 

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Sorry I was late to the party, I don't check in on BBD often enough, but when I get the email alerts I look them over. By then most of the troubleshooting posts are resolved, but in the case of yours you hadn't gotten even a head scratcher reply. Glad you got it figured out though.
 
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