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64 mustang generator to alternator recommendations

 
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Knarley Darley
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:14 pm    Post subject: 64 mustang generator to alternator recommendations Reply with quote

I am restoring a 64 Mustang that has a original V-8 and power steering, and want to convert it to a alternator set up. Any particular things I should look for? I would like to keep it kind of stock looking, and I don't want to change the wiring harness. Is there a 1 wire deal that uses stock brackets that anybody has experience with?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well up until you said restoring.

I was going to mention the one wire GM DelCo alternator. I believe Autolite came out with a similar part, but I am ignorant of all things Ford. Hopefully Bam will be along to help you out with a recommendation.

NASCAR mounts their alternators driven off a V-belt attached to the universal joint with the alternator bolted to the nine inch rear end. Out of sight and out of mind. That way you could retain the stock part as nothing more than a dead weight and idler pulley. You can buy the pulley and alternator mounting brackets used off of NASCAR's used auto parts site where they sell everything from lug nuts to used slicks.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would stop by a local shop that rebuilds alternators, starters, etc. They can do all sorts of stuff with conversions that a lot of people (including me) don't know about. They know what parts swap, interchange and can usually come with something that'll work for you. Clay
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

give these guys a call.... http://www.tuffstuffperformance.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=results/Category_ID=178/home_id=-2/mode=cat/cat178.htm

we did get a one wire for an old Chrysler from them. im sure they have something for a Ford.

BTW, the link shows chrome alternators but they have them without the chrome.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We usually use the tuff stuff or power master one wire alt with the stock brackets. I have one complaint with the tuff stuff alt I had one come apart after about 1000 miles. I bolted it back together and locktited the housing bolts.

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the good input guys. I really appreciate it.
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