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I'm still working on my pulsating lights. Thought I would try a voltage regulator next. Went to Autozone. When the guy put the box on the counter I said there was no way the regulator would fit in that box. When I opened the box, there was a small version of what I would otherwise call a voltage regulator. The top or cap was only about 3/4" tall instead of the normal ~ 2". I'm presuming this is a solid state regulator. What are the thoughts on this unit? I could easliy drill out the rivets on the cover and install my existing cover to make it look original. How will this unit work compared to the coiled wire? Or do I need to go ahead and get somthing descent?

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1575962&a=11982331&p=43165927.jpg67 Sports Sprint, Convert. Original C code, now 293 ci with Holley 450 and 295,000 miles
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I think they actually function better than the original, if the look doesn't bother you. No points to wear out and instead of just being and open and shut device, it provides a more stable voltage to the battery.

Jack Collins
1966 Mustang Coupe
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Jack is right, the points in the old style wear out. I put the new style in mine about a month ago and it works great, no more flickering lights. I didn't get mine from Auto Zone, it's a Ford part.

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I did not actually buy the unit. I wanted feedback from the VMF. I'll buy it tonight and try it.

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1575962&a=11982331&p=43165927.jpg67 Sports Sprint, Convert. Original C code, now 293 ci with Holley 450 and 295,000 miles
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