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deadhead
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posted 09-24-2002 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for deadhead   Click Here to Email deadhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know I didn't pay much for my stock replacement alternator. Is there a later model stock alternator that will fit my '65 289 out of the box and put out a few more amps?

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ice'68
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posted 09-24-2002 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ice'68   Click Here to Email ice'68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I dunno if this will help or not...but my local NAPA store told me to bring mine in and they'd "up" the amperage on it. Hehe, that was a year ago

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66bluefb
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posted 09-24-2002 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66bluefb   Click Here to Email 66bluefb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you have a O`Reillys where you live they sale a bigger amp alternator for 65-66 mustangs. I don`t remember what amp it is seems like 75 or so

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Katherine
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posted 09-25-2002 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Katherine   Click Here to Email Katherine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Deadhead
What is the purpose of having more AMPS?
Just curious, and willing to learn.
Thanks

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deadhead
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posted 09-26-2002 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for deadhead   Click Here to Email deadhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Katherine,

My headlights dim at idle now. It's almost amusing when it's nighttime AND raining. The wipers move so slow when I'm sitting at a light it's like the rain is made of molasses.

Sooooooo, I don't think my current alternator can also handle the added load of an electric radiator fan, which is really why I brought up the question. I'd like to replace the heavy, rigid stock fan with something less power robbing, and electric is really the best way to go. I'm just not sure I can afford it right now.

I found this url. I think it's the answer to more electrical power, and there's no question about it fitting, since you upgrade your current alternator.

http://www.alternatorparts.com/ford_alt_repair_upgrade_kits.htm

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bluestreek
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posted 09-27-2002 08:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too would like to know if there is a off the shelf 90-100 amp replacement from any Ford that might fit the early Mustangs. Anyone have ideas? I'm nearing completion of my exterior resto and will need the xtra power to pull my HotRod Air fan assy that I bought for the new 331 stroker when it gets dropped in.

[This message has been edited by bluestreek (edited 09-27-2002).]

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V8 Thumper
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posted 09-27-2002 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I looked into this a short while ago... my alt/starter guy told me that the big alternators are BIG. Would probably require fabbed brackets (?) to run a 1 ton truck alternator in an early car

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n2oMike
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posted 09-27-2002 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jegs offers one that looks just like the stocker, except it's a one wire, 100amp unit that comes chrome plated. It costs $179. I can't remember the brand or part number right now, but it's in their catalog. I've got one, and it works just fine. I really like the 'one wire' feature... You just bolt it to the brackets, and run a heavy wire to the battery, and that's it! You can toss old voltage regulator and all the messy wiring that goes along with it.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
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n2oMike
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posted 09-27-2002 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's where the early style Ford 100amp one wire chrome alternators can be found.

http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=1657&prmenbr=361

The one I have is part# 908-7078RD

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367
http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

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rockafellz
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posted 09-27-2002 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by n2oMike:
Here's where the early style Ford 100amp one wire chrome alternators can be found.

http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=1657&prmenbr=361

The one I have is part# 908-7078RD

Good Luck!


Hey Mike,

If we get the regular one for $139.99, we can still use the original voltage regulator right?

Erik

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deadhead
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posted 09-27-2002 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for deadhead   Click Here to Email deadhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unless you're set on the chrome, you should check this url out.

http://www.alternatorparts.com/ford_alt_repair_upgrade_kits.htm

I'm getting my 105 amp kit for $43 delievered. It upgrades the stock alternator.

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n2oMike
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posted 09-27-2002 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rockafellz:
Hey Mike,

If we get the regular one for $139.99, we can still use the original voltage regulator right?

Erik


Should be able to...


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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367
http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-27-2002 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One thing you guys should think about is that when you increase the amperage going through those old wires, which have increased resistance due to corrosion and carbonization, is that you will increase the heat they'll undergo.

You may want to consider setting up relays for different accessories, especially if you have more lighting, kick *** stereos, electric fans, and whatever.

At least invest in a good fire extinguisher.

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bluestreek
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posted 09-28-2002 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all the good info guys. You've been really helpful as usual.

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Stewart
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posted 09-28-2002 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you want to go all out and get a top of the line unit with a lifetime warrantee, no core exchange, 100% all new parts (not rebuilt), OEM replacement alternator, then check out www.PA-Performance.com

They have excellent customer service (they transferred their lifetime warrantee to cover my alternator even though I wasn't the original purchaser) and they have a great internet rep too.

Stewart

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67coupe
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posted 09-28-2002 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the same problem on mine with the fans ign etc ive run seperate circuts for the other assesories and used a later model mustang alt thins is was a 92 and it bout doubled the brightness of all of my lights

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94 Explorer
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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