One wire alternator converts - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks

One wire alternator converts

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-14-2014, 07:37 PM
tjdad62's Avatar
tjdad62 tjdad62 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 280
tjdad62 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
One wire alternator converts

For those of you who have made the leap to the one wire GM alternator conversion, does anyone have a year or part number that they used? We have a local U Pull n Pay junk yard and alternators are $22 exchange...just need to know what year range to look at. I have seen reman alternators on cars that got wrecked a few weeks after the alternator was changed out.

Much appreciated!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-14-2014, 07:55 PM
David7.3's Avatar
David7.3 David7.3 is offline
Where is the beer?
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Oakhust NJ Jersey Shore
Posts: 2,695
David7.3 is a splendid one to beholdDavid7.3 is a splendid one to beholdDavid7.3 is a splendid one to beholdDavid7.3 is a splendid one to beholdDavid7.3 is a splendid one to beholdDavid7.3 is a splendid one to beholdDavid7.3 is a splendid one to behold
Any alternator can be converted to single wire. They use the wire to excite the windings and the built in regulator controls the voltage, any repair shop can do the conversion, or I should say any alt. starter, shop can convert your alt. not to expensive.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-14-2014, 08:59 PM
blue_cloud blue_cloud is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 53
blue_cloud is starting off with a positive reputation.
NAPA 13-4011SW less than $50
it's a Delco 10si 63Amp


Jeff
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-14-2014, 09:29 PM
Drewski 2's Avatar
Drewski 2 Drewski 2 is online now
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lavergne, Tn.
Posts: 738
Drewski 2 is a splendid one to beholdDrewski 2 is a splendid one to beholdDrewski 2 is a splendid one to beholdDrewski 2 is a splendid one to beholdDrewski 2 is a splendid one to beholdDrewski 2 is a splendid one to beholdDrewski 2 is a splendid one to behold
I've converted several of the GM 10 & 12 SI alternators. I usually pick up a couple of the self excited voltage regulators from the electrical parts vendors at the bigger car shows and like you I look for rebuilt alternators in the salvage yards. I recently picked up a 100 amp 12 SI for 15-20 dollars at my local salvage yard and made the conversion to one wire. Works great.

Take look at this link. This guys gives a good explanation on what to do.

OneWireAlternator
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do I need bigger alternator cable? kbarbee95 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 5 07-09-2015 04:10 PM
Alternator bracket svolpone Y-Block V8 (239, 272, 292, 312, 317, 341, 368) 3 12-10-2014 09:20 PM
Alternators Gmcbuffalo Excursion - King of SUVs 10 12-09-2014 07:17 PM
292 Alternator bracket for chevy alternator svolpone 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 5 12-09-2014 04:55 PM
Alternator wiring question... Tyler S 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11 05-04-2014 11:48 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:17 PM.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.