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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-05-2010, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Alternator One-wire Conversion Kit

I was thinking of ordering one of the kits that Mustangs Plus sells Mustang Parts from Mustangs Plus :: Electrical :: Voltage Regulators :: 1965-66 Single Wire Conversion System
for this conversion. I also noticed a kit manufactured by a company called Victory Lap, kit no. OWFD40-60 that's sold online in a couple of places (may be the same kit sold by Mustangs Plus and NPD). Anyone have any experience with these kits? I have a remanufactured 55A alternator in my '65 and was wanting to eliminate the voltage regulator and wiring to it.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-05-2010, 03:36 PM
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PA Performance sells a 1G to 3G conversion kit that looks like the original regulator so you can retain the original wiring.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-05-2010, 04:28 PM
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Before you decide to convert to a one wire alternator, read this article.

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PA Performance sells a 1G to 3G conversion kit that looks like the original regulator so you can retain the original wiring.

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+2 on the 3G.
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+2 on the 3G.
Make that +3. Easy, reversible and works great. They sell a 95A 3G alternator.
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Am also interested in running a higher amp alternator to run headlights, electric fans, ac, power windows, etc. I read the article and found some interesting points. From the notes above, I presume not all the 3G alternators are 1-wire application?
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Before you decide to convert to a one wire alternator, read this article.

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Just to throw my 2 cents in this:
What the author failed to mention: That you can still have a warning light with a one wire setup. The damage that can happen with a loose connection and sensing past it. One wire alternators are not hard to find.
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or just put a GM unit in - they are one wire.

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or just put a GM unit in - they are one wire.
GM + Ford = inbreeding, bad very bad.
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Tuff Stuff makes 1 wire and original style high amp alternators in the factory original case

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And when it breaks down can you get one at your local auto parts store, I'll bet you couldn't find one. Bet you could find a 3G at your local parts store though even on a weekend.
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Interesting article. I have used 3 wire GM/Delco alternators to upgrade a number of British Sports Cars as well as some early tractors and one bulldozer. They work great and run about $40 at the chain auto parts stores. Wiring a 3 wire alternator is no trick. I would probably stay with an uprated Autolite unit in my Mustang, which is what I did in my '68. Write me off as being "old school".
Just be sure when you install a 100 amp alternator you have installed wiring to go with it or you risk burning your ride to the ground.
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