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drummertom 
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07-22-19 01:40 PM - Post#2771316    

No, this ain't a chevy, but I gotta pay the bills too. I am installing a Classic Upgrade Kit on a Ford F250, and need to find a 1 wire alt. for it. Any suggestions?

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turbo38s10 
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07-22-19 02:26 PM - Post#2771324    
    In response to drummertom

Buy a Chevy.
Sorry couldn't resist.



 
drummertom 
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07-23-19 03:52 AM - Post#2771355    
    In response to turbo38s10

Yeah but I gotta pay the bills.


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aawtech 
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08-04-19 08:50 AM - Post#2772381    
    In response to drummertom

  • drummertom Said:
No, this ain't a chevy, but I gotta pay the bills too. I am installing a Classic Upgrade Kit on a Ford F250, and need to find a 1 wire alt. for it. Any suggestions?



Sorry, just saw your private post and responded.

Donny




 
IgnitionMan 
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09-13-19 07:18 PM - Post#2775484    
    In response to drummertom

A common late model 12SI GM alternator, 94 ampere, from late 70's/early 80's cars are 3 wire, which 1 wire alternators are made from. Internally regulated, they are bulletproof.

Simple way to make the 3 wire into a single wire. Large battery terminal on the rear case, add ring terminal and 14 gauge wire, then female flat blade .250 inch straight terminal to the number 2 side terminal, done, now, single wire.

GM made these alternators for farm and industrial use, and had the jumper wire installed INSIDE the alternator, which is what all the aftermarket 1 wire units have.

If you have a charge indicator light, and want to use it, connect it to the number 1 side terminal, charge light works as stock.

These alternators are my charger of choice, I have them working on stuff you just wouldn't believe.



 
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