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Old 10-02-2017, 01:14 PM
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They are not. I have the new 2 piece unit. Not mounted yet but looks good.
What's the advantage of it over the old style?
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Old 10-02-2017, 03:26 PM
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Rusty I don't know the advantage have never seen the original.
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Old 10-02-2017, 03:33 PM
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If you have any questions, they have a phone number where you can talk with old guy that makes the brackets. That's what I did. I think the new bracket does not require the front bolt that is available on the later model engines, but I can't be sure of that.
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:55 PM
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If you have any questions, they have a phone number where you can talk with old guy that makes the brackets. That's what I did. I think the new bracket does not require the front bolt that is available on the later model engines, but I can't be sure of that.
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Was just curious, I've been running his bracket on my TBird since way back in 2007 or 2006.

If you click this thumbnail, it's one photo that kinda shows the CRAP bracket I have.

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Old 02-23-2018, 10:19 AM
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They are not. I have the new 2 piece unit. Not mounted yet but looks good.
Did you get the alternator conversion completed ?
would like to duplicate a completed conversion...
latest lower crap bracket for my 60' sqr brd 352 FE block
look's reliable...WHICH tuff stuff unit with the oem 3 wire
i.e. 3 G alternator would align with the 352 fe crank pulley
had to go to a aftermarket harmonic balancer with the pulley bolted on, keep throwing the pulley for the balancer, and shredding belts....now using a lazer light to verify alignment. What power lead with fuse are you using for the charge lead to the hot side of the starter solenoid from the alternator ,i.e. 150 amp fuse ?

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Old 02-23-2018, 04:19 PM
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59 convertible
I have not installed it yet. The Tuff Stuff alternator is a one wire - part # 7068
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Old 02-23-2018, 04:31 PM
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Default alternator choice with CRAP lower bracket

Looking at the Tuff Stuff 7124K 130 amp unit
3 wire....any comments

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Old 02-23-2018, 05:36 PM
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found a Tuff Stuff 7127K 140 amp....3 wire
will talk to Larry at CRAP if compatible

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Old 02-24-2018, 10:44 AM
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I used the MAC kit which like the rest is over priced. You're paying for the smarts and bracket, mostly. This works on a 1960 352 just fine, except as Dave has pointed out many times, there's a drag on the pulley which will require a tight belt or a larger diameter alternator pulley. That larger pulley will decrease charging.

I saw a kit on Larry's which has a double pulley like the original generator's pulley. I have asked and tried researching the pulley because I'd swap out mine if I could ID and find it on the internet.

Dean
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Yellowbird (Leonard) on this site did just such a conversion on his stock Ď58 Thunderbird last year, he would be worth contacting.
(I cannot recall if he posted the procedure on here or not and at the moment donít have the time to search his posts)
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