Eckler’s Early Chevy brings you this quality replacement voltage regulator to replace the old, worn out or malfunctioning one under the hood of your 1949, 1950, 1951 or 1952 Chevy. The voltage regulator controls the flow of power from the alternator to the battery. When the flow of juice reaches 14.5 volts and above, the voltage regulator shuts off the flow to keep your battery from cooking. Replace yours today with this quality replacement from Eckler’s and help keep your Chevy’s charging system in top shape.
While you may or may not actually need to change your vintage car’s earlier 6-volt battery system, the 12-volt charging systems established themselves well in later years, becoming the industry standard in 1955. While the increase in horsepower is great, the 12-volt system can be especially beneficial if you’re having trouble starting your vehicle. The 12-volt system has superior compression ratios over the 6-volt, helping start your car when the engine is hot due to increased cranking power. 12-volt systems are also a necessity for many later accessories such as certain radios, air conditioning or halogen headlights, which cannot be run on 6-volt battery systems simply because they don’t have the power to run such accessories.