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Post  DaveG on Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:31 pm

Does anyone know where I can get an Alternator for my 64 TBird 390 ci. I've just cooked a brand new battery because of something I've never heard of, the Alternator overcharging. I thought the Regulator controlled how much charge goes to the battery,

anyway the unit that's on there is longer than a normal alternator but the mounting brackets look like they could be fairly similar.
Any Help appreciated. Dave


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Post  Giobus on Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:33 pm

Evening Dave,

Nothing worse than a sick car before an outing.

Is the alternator on the car got an internal or external regulator??

Have you done a couple of checks??

If you want to repair/ check it - l got a repair manual if you want to use it.

Giovanni

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Re: Help Please

Post  DaveG on Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:21 pm

Hi Giovanni
It's got an External Reg but not sure how to test it, As i disconnect & reconnect the battery the regulator clicks not sure if that's normal or not but i guess it means the points are open & closing. I'm refering to the Manual now.

Oh PM me your address details and i'll send the wheel on Monday, I was off on friday.


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Post  rhinosoft on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:11 am

Hi Dave,

not sure if this will help but I have an alternator in my 62 (converted from Generator) that is from a later model car, not Ford either. It still bolts up nicely, looks good and works fine. The only caveat was I have to have 13mm spanner to adjust one bolt.

Let me know if you need more details, but I just got an auto electrician to build it for me, seems pretty common knowledge?

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Post  DaveG on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:45 am

That's great thanks Graeme,
that's exactly what I was hoping to hear, that it wouldn't be a big drama getting it sorted. I'll book it in at an Auto Elec this week. Cheers dave


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Post  Kiwibird on Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:18 pm

rhinosoft wrote:It still bolts up nicely, looks good and works fine. The only caveat was I have to have 13mm spanner to adjust one bolt.


So a 1/2" spanner is all that is needed eh? Very Happy
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Post  rhinosoft on Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:38 pm

Yes, that would do it Kiwi, but since the alternator is off an old car with metric bolts, I defer to using the correct 13mm spanner.

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