Originally Posted by Joe Johnston
...I tried to keep the original gen bracket for some reason, but at the same time wanted to make the original voltage regulator and all the jumble of wires on the inner fender disappear. Other guys want to keep everything except the generator and that works well too...
Very nice job, Joe. Why does everyone forget that Channellocks will turn a socket head bolt? The bolt heads are grooved for the jaws. I've often used an Allen wrench AND Channellocks to loosen bolts.
Stainless cap screws do far better than carbon steel bolts in exhaust applications because they don't rust or change head sizes. Yours look great after all that time (and heat cycles).
Everyone has a different restoration approach and I like that, too.
Some guys use the Voltage Regulator housing to put relays inside for running serious headlights. The power wire is already there from the Batt. It looks stock until those headlights come on. Relays lighten the load on the headlight switch, too.