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Weird Generator light issues on '68
Okay guys I'm slowly but surly working through my new '68's gremlins and now I'm down to the electrical system. I have a strange issue going on with my Generator light. With the car running normally the light is on very dim, it really cant be seen during the day, but at night it is visible on the dash. The light does not change in brightness when I turn on headlight or other electrical items. So here is where it gets strange - when I put on the emergency brake the Gen light comes on full bright and goes back to very dim when I release the brake. Here's the REALLY strange part - when I hammer down on the gas, the light goes full bright and then back to dim during normal driving. The car is 100% stock and no one has messed with the wiring to my knowledge.
I checked the alternator and its putting out high 13v to low 14v and compensates when I turn on or off electrical items. Even though it seemed the OLD voltage regulator was working I replaced it with the Ames solid-state regulator and nothing changed.
Id sure appreciate any help with this one fellas. Thanks!