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If your generator has a double sheave pulley, it transfers straight over to your alternator. Unbolt both and swap. Make sure you maintain the little spacer that comes on modern alternators. It looks like a small ring but it prevents the pulley from scraping against the case. - Dave
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I ordered the 60 amp alternator with the mounting bracket from Larry's. I chickened out on a LKQ alternator because I'm concerned with mounting. In fact I'm not sure where on the block this bracket mounts exactly.

And so the alternator should have a ground wire, battery, and indicator wire. The battery wire (dynamo) should be married to the old D and A wires? The indicator wire (field) should be connected to the old generator wire?

I'm pretty confused when I see videos converting this to a one wire system leaving only one wire to connect to the ammeter and generator light.
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Can you post the link from Larry's listing the alternator. I don't see a 60 amp that will mount to your block.

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Is this this one.

http://www.larrystbird.com/product/a...2v-65-amp-new/

That looks like your basic GM alternator that you can get anywhere for $25-30. The mounting bracket looks like the generic one I put in my '59 that cost about $35. It was a piece of junk that didn't keep tension. You can't reuse your wiring. It was made for a 30-35 amp generator not a 65 amp alternator. You will have to run an new heavier wire to your solenoid with an inline fuse.

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B 10346AK Alternator Conversion Kit (65 Amp) For 1958-1959-1960-1961-1962-1963 Ford Thunderbird (B10346AK).

I guess it's a 65 amp. Memory going.

This has got to work or it's misleading.
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There's no way that is going to mount to your block without the mounting hole. The ad IS misleading. I would call them and ask them to explain how it's going to work. $189 for a $40 alternator and a bracket that won't work is criminal in my opinion.

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How do you deal with the 2 v-belt situation? My generator has a double fan belt attachment. I assume Ford used this redundant set-up to assure generator operation.
You could get a two groove pulley for the alternator. I went with the CRAP bracket and a GM 110 one wire from Powermaster. It's always slipped under load with just one groove though. I tracked down a dual groove setup for both the crank and the alternator, but have never gotten around to installing them.

But my charging issues with my dual amps and dual fan etc, went away with the 110 alternator.
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I contacted Larry's and since they didn't have another example, they couldn't answer specific questions.

1.) The rep said it comes with instructions.
2.) No drilling necessary because the bracket attaches to the 'long bolt'.
3.) It comes with a one grove pulley.
4.) He remembered answering these same questions before.

John, what gauge wire should I use and what amperage fuse to the relay?
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John, what gauge wire should I use and what amperage fuse to the relay?
You should use at least an 8 gauge wire. I usually just go to the local auto store and buy a starter cable. They come in various lengths and already have the correct ends on them. I would go with at least a 75 amp fuse.

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Assuming bolt down grounding, I noted 3 wires coming from my generator: Yellow dynamo on the rear and two others which I assume one is the field wire. What might the other wire be?

I see the dynamo yellow wire heads toward the fire wall and to the voltage regulator. One thin wire off the dynamo wire connects to the starter relay via Ford's famous terminal connectors. Is that the generator warning light?

With the alternator the large battery wire which I'm fusing connects to the starter relay.

To what wire does the indicator post on the alternator connect? If that connects to the generator light wire, is that the thin attached to the voltage regulator?
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