Which 1 Wire Alternator To Use With New Aaw Wiring Harness

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  1. Texas Toast

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    Hi,

    I have a 68 coupe with 302 and t5 and recently purchased the American Autowire wiring harness update kit for 1967-1968 mustangs which requires using a 1 wire alternator and ditches the old voltage regulator. The kit does not specify which 1 wire alternator to use. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on a 1 wire alternator.

    I would like to use a 1 wire alternator that I can buy at the local autoparts store like Autozone in case it ever fails, I can pick up a replacement easy. I understand some GM alternators may work. And again, I prefer not to have something shiny and expensive. I just need something to do the trick and work properly but is easily replaceable if it goes bad.

    Thank you!!!
     
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    you have options here. the first question is how many amps output are you looking for? if you are planning an electric fan, and a big stereo, then i suggest the 3g alternator at 130amp output from a ford taurus. if you are looking for less amps, say 55-60, then grab any ford alternator, say one from say a 75 LTD and get a one wire conversion kit and tap into that.
     
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    the GM 1 wire works very well .you have to drill out the top bolt hole to a 7 1/6 bolt to use it on a ford ,and you will need a longer spacer . i have one on my 69 and my 35 ford truck.
     
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    I will have a cd player, with 4/5 speakers but probably not with an amp/sub. I will be running an electric fan, along with a rear defogger, no a/c(may go to aftermarket a/c later on).

    The American Autowire Kit is wired for a 1 wire alternator, so I won't need any wiring conversion kits for a 1 wire. Are the 3g alternators all 1 wire? And which year Taurus are you referring to?

    If I use a GM 1 wire alt, is there a specific year, model, that you recommend?

    Sorry for all the questions, just want to make sure I make the right choice.

    Thank you again for the information. Very helpful.
     
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  5. horse sence

    horse sence Please don't call me Mom SN Certified Technician

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    i just went to Auto Zone and told them i wanted a GM single wire alternator for high output systems .
     
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