Do the lights in your car flicker when using an electro-mechanical voltage regulator? Are you having problems with regulators that over-charge your battery? Are you looking for a reliable solid state voltage regulator with classic looks for your classic Ford? Look no further! You can use a modern electronic regulator and a reproduction Autolite cover made by AMK Products to get vintage looks with modern reliability.
Virginia Classic Mustang is supposed to have electronic regulators with reproduction covers in stock. Contact them at (540) 896-2695 for information about pricing and availability.
This product is a service I provide to install a reproduction Autolite cover on a modern voltage regulator. You acquire the parts, ship them to me, and I will install the cover using the correct, semi-tubular rivets used by the original manufacturers. If you order this item you will need to ship your parts to me to provide the service. I will send you my shipping information after you place your order.
I recommend using the Motorcraft GR540B voltage regulator, an OEM Ford part that you can find at your local Ford dealer or several online sources. It includes an epoxy coating to protect and insulate the internal circuitry. This regulator will work with OEM Ford alternators and the higher output alternators that are currently sold as replacements for the original alternators.
The following Autolite covers are available through AMK and its distributors:
- C5AF-10316-A: 1965 - 1967 38 and 42 amp alternators, silver ink stamping. This cover is not riveted. You can use the hardware provided by AMK to do the swap.
- C5TF-10316-A: 1965 - 1967 45 and 55 amp alternators with air conditioning, yellow ink stamping. This cover is not riveted. You can use the hardware provided by AMK to do the swap
- C8AF-10316-A: 1968 - April 1970 42 and 55 amp alternators without air conditioning, silver ink stamping. This cover should be riveted.
- C8TF-10316-A: 1968 - April 1970 42 and 55 amp alternators with air conditioning, yellow ink stamping. This cover should be riveted.
- D0AF-10316-A: May 1970 - 1971 with or without air conditioning, silver ink stamping. This cover should be riveted.
For cars assembled in August 1969 or later date coding your cover to match your car's assembly date is available, too! AMK typically stamps a date code that precedes your car's assembly date by about one month. More information describing the covers and date coding is available on the AMK web site.
Note that AMK has a minimum order requirement. If you can't meet their minimum you can buy an undated cover from a number of vendors. If you need a date-coded cover I can recommend East Coast Bolts of Winchester, Virginia. They can provide you with a cover from AMK with an appropriate date code.