Is there anyway to tell the difference between a Cutout and the Fun Project Regulator? My car has a New Cutout or regulator on it and looking at the new fun project regulator I just bought from a local vendor (has the fun projects instruction in the package) they look identical. If it already has one on it I would rather spend the cash on other items.
I guess I have a Fun Project regulator on there already or at least they look Identical. I read in a thread
By John F. Regan on Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 12:02 am:
The thing you are calling a "V" stamp is not really a stamp. That is a V shaped slit in the steel and on the VR a punch hits that from the bottom and forms it up vertical inside to then be the point where the internal parts are grounded. The laser can cut that thin of a slit in the steel to make it look like a stamped letter "V". Many people have made that same identification. I guess I should have shaped the ground lug a bit different I suppose.
By John F. Regan on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 04:14 pm:
All of our voltage regulators are easily discernible as to 6,8, or 12V as follows:
On the underside of the base the 8V units are stamped with a letter "A" while 12V units are stamped with a letter "B". No stamp at all and it is then a 6V unit. Positive ground Voltage Regulators have a steel washer in place of one of the center insulating washers. As pointed out - a rivet in one of the center locations designates that it is a cutout. Hope this helps.
A cutout as sold would not come with an instruction "sheeet". It would have a label on the side of it showing is part number and whether it was for a T or an A.
Both of these are cutout?
Sorry reread that. These are both VR is that correct?
Yes but both are questionable in my mind as to functionality. They are/were model T 6V negative Ground Regulators.