TIL: you can totally use a Ford regulator on a Toyota alternator, it bolts right on!
Author: Jake von Slatt | Posted in Projects, Video 2 Comments
I replaced the Lucas generator on my welder with an old alternator from a Toyota Yaris. It worked for a little bit but the Toyota internal regulator failed.
This alternator charges the battery and is different from the 250 amp alternator that provides the welding current. Since I had the brand new regulator from the Ford alternator I decided to see if I could make it work with the Toyota unit.
It did! The finished unit is pictured above and here’s a little video on how I figured it out.
And there is a quote from Armageddon that seems to work here…
(Though my dad’s ’79 land cruiser had a chevy engine in it for the same reason… It fit)