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 Post subject: Help Please! Coverting from generator 2 alternator?
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:13 pm 
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i want to contert to an alternator in my 65XP falcon,,

can anyone give me some pionters.... or is it possible???

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Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:50 pm 
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Cant see why not.

You can get 1-wire alternators which dont need the light to start up - they just need the one wire straight to the battery. Simple to do.

your car is 12v right?

Try a couple of hot rod/classic shops even.

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Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:21 pm 
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Use a bosch alternator from say XD, Some Late XF's have a 3 wire connector

Stay away from the king of darkness/warm beer makers (Lucas) alternators.

They cant really handle rev's and are pretty much only rated around 35amp peak.

You'll have the basic Positive terminal, Case Ground, and a Wake up line.
This 'wake' up needs to be connected in series to the ignition via an idiot.

Without it, it won't charge.

The best ones I've found are Bosch off Magna's change the pulley and wiring and in return you'll get a bulletproof 85a alt. Yet, a lot of messing around.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:26 pm 
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My mate has a '64 XM Falcon that has an EB alternator on it.

I don't remember how easy it was, but its just an example of it certainly being possible,

As been said, you can pretty much use anything that'll bolt on, with an internal reg, and yeah just an earth, pos to battery, and wake up connection.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help Please! Coverting from generator 2 alternator?
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:10 pm 
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adam300d wrote:
i want to contert to an alternator in my 65XP falcon
And did you convert from +ve earth to -ve earth ?? http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=61415

 

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I converted my mini from a 15amp Lucas dynamo to a 65amp Mitsubishi from a Mazda with an electronic regulator. Worked a treat with 2 pairs of rally lights.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help Please! Coverting from generator 2 alternator?
Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:11 am 
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snap0964 wrote:
adam300d wrote:
i want to contert to an alternator in my 65XP falcon
And did you convert from +ve earth to -ve earth ?? http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=61415


"no but i will now that i'm definatly putting an alternator in...


AND YEAH I KNOW ALL ABOUT THE LUCAS SMOKE..... thats why my generator blew up ... again. cause its a Lucas haha

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:27 pm 
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Are you guys trying to say that an XP is positive earth??
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Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:30 pm 
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Mmmm.. dont you just push the smoke back in???
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Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:45 am 
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its difficult to capture all the smoke tho... and it doesnt work unless you get it all back in there :P

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:21 am 
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With a lucas, Im not even sure that all the smoke was in there in the first place :P
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