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Old 04-27-2014, 12:15 PM
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Generator to Alternator

I have a 64 F100 with a 292 Y block. The generator is making some very unhappy noise. I have had it repaired before, and I have a very good local auto electronics shop to do the work, but I am considering replacing it with an alternator.

What do I need to do to make the switch besides remove the voltage regulator?

What is the correct spec for a new alternator for this engine?

Who makes a good general service unit? I use this truck, I don't need racing equipment.

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This was discussed fairly recently.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/13...-3-wire-2.html

I think pretty much any alternator will do the job for you.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:03 AM
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Just the Pulley

It turns out the only problem with the generator was that the pulley was loose. I replaced the pulley and all is good.
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If/when you do decide to go with an alternator I recommend the Delco 10 SI.
Self regulating and plentiful. They're also very easy and cheap to service yourself.
I know, the Ford purists are gonna scream, but a superior product is just that
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