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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?
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.
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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