Current Classifieds

1971 ford pinto items for sale

Date: 08/03/2017 07:40 pm
Pinto Vinyl Top

Date: 10/09/2020 10:29 pm
1971 yellow Pinto hatchback with limited edition chrome strips on rear door, 1600 cc engine

Date: 02/26/2017 03:22 pm
Front Body parts needed
Date: 02/09/2018 06:09 pm
Center armrest for 1979 pinto . Possible anyone who makes them of has one for sale
Date: 08/13/2017 02:01 pm
1979 Pinto 3-door Runabout

Date: 07/25/2021 01:22 pm
77 Cruising wagon Rear cargo light
Date: 10/02/2017 02:16 pm
Pinto porthole exterior trim wanted
Date: 03/30/2021 12:29 pm
1980 Pinto taillights
Date: 12/26/2017 03:48 pm
Wanted Postal Pinto
Date: 09/26/2019 05:31 pm
Looking for a 1980 windshield
Date: 07/30/2020 04:51 pm
1978 pinto grill
Date: 07/24/2018 02:18 pm

Author Topic: 6G Alternator Question?  (Read 1396 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline dholvrsn

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1414
  • FeedBack: +4/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 6
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Tenth year Anniversary Poll Voter 1000 Posts Fifth year Anniversary
6G Alternator Question?
« on: June 27, 2012, 08:54:56 AM »
I've upgraded Wee Beastie to a 130 Amp Sixth Generation Alternator. The thing works great!


The alternator light comes on sometimes despite that the thing is charging. I'm always check my add-on volt meter to make sure. 

I have a 6 gauge wire running from the alternator output to the solenoid. The yellow wire on the alternator connector is spliced the yellow and white wire also going to the solenoid. The green wire from the alternator connector is spliced to the green wire going to the idiot light. The old external alternator regulator has been eliminated.

I have but one WAG, which very well could be wrong, is that the internal electronics of the 6G are set up so that they are supposed to interface with an LED or electronics module, something with much higher input resistance than just a plain old filament bulb.
'80 MPG Pony, '80-'92
'79 porthole wagon, '06-on
'80 trunk model. '17-on
'98 Dodge Ram 1500
'95 Buick Riviera
'63 Studebaker Champ
'57 Studebaker Silver Hawk
'51 Studebaker Commander Starlight
'47 Studebaker Champion
'41 Studebaker Commander Land Cruiser

Offline oldkayaker

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 748
  • FeedBack: +113/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Windows User Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
Re: 6G Alternator Question?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 03:53:02 PM »
Attached are a couple links to 6G alternator vendors.  The first one has wiring diagrams showing two different available regulators.  If you have the one with the gray & black regulator, it should work as you wired it.  If yours has the white regulator, it may be designed for ECM control.
If you have the gray & black regulator, maybe the resistor that parallels the idiot light filament has a problem.  Good luck with the solution search.
Jerry J - Jupiter, Florida