Alternators aren’t always the answer
Fitting an alternator is not always as straightforward as Fuzz implies in his winter preparation article ( CCW, 24 October).
My Jaguar Mk2 is positive earth, distributor converter to transistor (no points and condenser) and original radio. All of this will have to be converted to negative earth before fitting an alternator. If you have a good quality battery, dynamo in good condition – at the correct tension – regulator correctly set, the dynamo will cope quite well.
Don White, Thundersley, Essex
We always recommend getting in touch with owners’ clubs and marque specialists for specific advice – and if you’ve got an existing system that works perfectly well, it doesn’t always make sense to change it – Ed.