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ekbeanctr
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From: Middlebury, IN USA
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posted 02-04-2002 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr   Click Here to Email ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought a nice chrome alternator at the Kalamazoo swap meet. It's a 100 Amp One wire model. It appears that I only need to run 1 wire to the battery and I do not have to use the voltage regulator anymore. If I leave the voltage regulator off the car, do I have to do anything with the old wires that used to hook to it??

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-04-2002 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
GM alternator?

Here you go:
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/003876.html

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460-67Stang
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posted 02-07-2002 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 460-67Stang   Click Here to Email 460-67Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ekbeanctr,
Yes, take a look at the topic listed by Steve. I asked the same question and got lots of good advice. It worked out great. I ended up with a chrome alt, fewer wires, and no voltage regulator to worry about going bad on me.

By the way, I bought my Ford chrome 80 amp alt from www.motorchrome.com via an ebay auction. Nice people there. Great price too.

Brian

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Fastymz
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posted 02-08-2002 12:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brian,I cant find any of the 80 amp alternator.

Thanks SCOOP

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-08-2002 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 460-67Stang:
I ended up with a chrome alt, fewer wires, and no voltage regulator to worry about going bad on me.

You still have a voltage regulator to go bad. It's just harder to get to, now.

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460-67Stang
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posted 02-11-2002 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 460-67Stang   Click Here to Email 460-67Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have a good point there Steve, but my experience with internal regulators has been better than the external Ford units found on older cars. The esternal units just seem to go bad every couple years. I just decided to clean up the extra wiring and get rid of the box while alos improving reliability. Of course it's not stock, but neither is my '67 coupe.

SCOOP - email or call Michelle at Motorchrome. She can help you. Tell her a satisfied customer sent you.

Brian

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Kyle
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From: Sumner, WA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 02-11-2002 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Crites sells a piece that bolts onto a ford alternator and converts it to a one wire set up. It's the size of a matchbox. It has power, ground, field, stator, and warning light wires. Install it and run one wire to your starter soleniod (battery side, of course). Really cool, and only cost $30 to my door.

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