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1 wire alternator wiring

I have a '64 Ford Fairlane Sports Coupe with a 302 in it. It has been converted over to a 1 wire Delco- built from a generator. I would like to know how to connect the wires to it ,and what I need to do about the voltage regulator. The alternator is internally regulated. I can't get the thing to charge the battery. I really need a diagram of the wiring of this conversion. Danny

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Remove your old voltage regulator and individually tape up the wires, also sape up your old alt. or generator wires. All you have to do to hook up a one wire alternator is run one wire ( at least 10 guage) from the alternator to the starter solinoid...connect it on the same lug that your battery is connected to.
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[QUOTE=racinghick]I have a '64 Ford Fairlane Sports Coupe with a 302 in it. It has been converted over to a 1 wire Delco- built from a generator. I would like to know how to connect the wires to it ,and what I need to do about the voltage regulator. The alternator is internally regulated. I can't get the thing to charge the battery. I really need a diagram of the wiring of this conversion. Danny
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Like I said...its easy. You do not use any of your existing wireing. You run a 10 guage wire either to the battery terminal on the starter solinoid or if its easier for you...you can runit directly to the battery positive post. Thats why they call it a one wire alternator...one wire to the battery...thats it.
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one-wire alternator

So I don't have to do anything with the plug-in area on the alt? Just the single wire to the solenoid or the battery and nothing else. Cool! Thanks for the answer. Guy at resto shop has it all screwed up. Hooked up wires to the plug-in on the alternator and causes a dead drain on the battery.

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also, with a 1 wire you might also need to rev the engine a little b4 it will start charging
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So I don't have to do anything with the plug-in area on the alt? Just the single wire to the solenoid or the battery and nothing else. Cool! Thanks for the answer. Guy at resto shop has it all screwed up. Hooked up wires to the plug-in on the alternator and causes a dead drain on the battery.
Correct...when they converted the alternator those others were eliminated. And you do have to rev your engine to kick it in. If it does not work now then the man converted it wrong. You can buy a true one wire alternator in about any size you want at Jegs. www.Jegs.com.
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