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Need help with alternator......
« on: May 10, 2013, 12:39:29 AM »
Ok so I have replaced the alternator and regulator numerous times, but in the end I always have voltage issues. I wanna just do the 3 wire swap and was wondering what ford cars came with the 3 wire that will fit on my 2.3. Any body know?

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Re: Need help with alternator......
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2013, 10:44:22 AM »
Why not just swap in a 1-wire alternator & be done with it. I have one for all 3 of my Pintos. You get higher amperage, steady output & no regulator to fail.
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Re: Need help with alternator......
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 06:53:23 PM »
I just finished the 3 wire swap. It's internally regulated. Also my alternator light still works. It's also 130 amps. I had to notch my lower alternator bracket so it would fit but that was easy with my grinder.  The gm 1 wires are cool but there's pros and cons with them.

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Re: Need help with alternator......
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 04:18:22 PM »
I have 2 Ford 100 amp 1-wires. One is a black Summit version & the other is a polished Tuff Stuff.
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Re: Need help with alternator......
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2013, 10:20:44 PM »
Ford ran an external voltage reg up into the 80's and then a serp belt. On my 390 and the pinto motor I'm running a GM 10si, almost a bolt in.
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