As part of the upgrade of your regulator we do a cosmetic clean up of the case before we install our solid-state digital upgrade. While all regulators may not turn out looking "factory new" most can be cleaned up to look period correct.

Check out the photos below to see how a recent regulator upgrade turned out.

5post Lucas regulator before upgrade

 This is a regulator sent in by a customer. It shows the typical wear and use of years in service.
 Lucas regulator interior before upgrade  The inside of the same regulator before the upgrade
5post Lucas regulator refurbished  After the upgrade and refurbishment. The cover and terminals are now clean and ready to put back into the vehicle.
Upgraded regulator vintagemecha-tronics  As you can see, the upgrade to our solid-state digital version is completely transparent when the cover is installed. No one will know that you have an upgraded regulator installed.
 OriginalReg MGA1  Our biggest challenge to date. An MGA regulator in its raw state
OriginalReg MGA2 Another view
AfterMGA1 The MGA regulator after the clean up
AfterMGA2 With our upgrade installed.
  •   "I purchased one of your solid state digital regulators for my 1961 MGA.  I had an old Lucas one.  The regulator seems to work but the gauge (an after market one) would fluctuate up and down.  Also my batteries would not stay charged unless I was traveling. I thought they were going bad.  I decided to try your regulator and what a difference!  My gauge stays perfectly steady, my battery maintain a full charge and as a bonus I now can maintain a positive charge when I run my Halogen headlights and the heater.  You have such a wonderful product I will be purchasing another one for my 1960 MGA. Thank you Vintage Mecha-Tronics. D.P., North Carolina "

  •   "Thank you for your quick turnaround.  Unlike most people I use my TR3 as a daily driver.  I average about 10,000 to 12,000 miles a year so I need a reliable charging system.  I went though two third world replicas before I found you.  I have already put several thousand miles on the car and your regulator is fantastic.  My battery stays perfect and my lights are always bright now I can run the car with confidence. Thanks again. H.B., North Carolina "
  •   A shop in Florida purchased one of our regulator upgrades for one of their customers. Here's what that customer had to say
    Thank you Dean.  My regulator arrived in less than a week.  It was a snap to install and it works wonderfully.  Finally I have a reliable and accurate charging system.  The needle on the amp gauge is rock solid and it stabilizes very quickly.  I measured my charge rates and the system is comfortably staying at 14.4 volts without overcharging my battery.  You have a great product.  Thank you for taking the time to answer all my questions. I will definitely recommend this regulator to all my British car club owners.  BC, South Carolina"

    I have installed the new control box per your directions.  It is working perfectly.  I am very pleased with the product and will recommend it to members of the Tucson British Car Register any chance I get."

    JM, AZ