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Old 05-13-2003, 04:24 PM
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Default 60 generator to alternator conversion

I want to convert my 60 to an alternator but I am not sure what is involved. Has anyone converted theirs? How is it done? Thanks.
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Old 05-13-2003, 09:37 PM
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Default RE: 60 generator to alternator conversion

This is a good article on generator to alternator conversion on a '56 Ford: . It would be similar for a Thunderbird.

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Old 06-30-2003, 08:02 PM
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Default RE: 60 generator to alternator conversion

Did you get it right yet? I have been running a g.m. 135 amp altenator for more than a year. I bought it at an electrical shop. I paid more then I would have at pep boys, but there expertise was worth the price. The one I have has a regulater inside of it, so I had to disconnect my stock one. There were the two wires to hook up. One to the battery the other one I hooked up to the relay on the fender wello. This setup allows me to listen to the radio without the alt. on. The hardest part was making a bracket for it. Once I had a dead battery. Not realizing I broke a connection, I took it up to a shop to have tested. They told me the alt. was bad. After I left I realized that the diode wasn`t connected, so I took it up to where I bought it and they tested it. Thet told me to check my connections and sure enough I found the weak link. Bob
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