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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-24-2006, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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alternator conversion

Hello, Has anyone done a generator to alternator converion using a GM alternator? if so what are the wire hook ups? I have a 64 Fairlane with a 260 in it.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-24-2006, 06:40 PM
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alternator conversion

do not use GM check with Dearborn classics need to buy a alternator converion module 39.95 mind works good one wire hookup
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-24-2006, 07:23 PM
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alternator conversion

Yup, use a late Ford 3G alt.

385 ci Cleveland. 10.95 @ 127 mph. Street tires and mufflers.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-30-2006, 12:17 PM
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alternator conversion

Wow. Thanks for the picture. A couple of questions on this set up.

1) Is the regulator on the back of the 3G alternator? That is, can I elliminate the one on the fender apron with this set up?

2)Is the extended lower mount compatible with a passenger side lower radiator hose? (My current set up comes very close to the hose.)

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-04-2006, 06:28 AM
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alternator conversion

you can use GM alts either the CS or latest series of alternators, they are 3 wire which works way better than 1 wire.
i bought a 97 camaro alt. that puts out 80 amps for 25 bucks.
go to for conversion kit.
mark at Mad is a ford guy & has all kinds of remedys for Fairlane wiring, including alt kits, headlight relay kits, etc.
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