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Delco or Ford Alternator

Let me say that as of now I have neither am am not any type of purest, would a Ford 3 wire alternator or a Delco 10SI better serve me. I believe I can do the wiring so that don't bother me, so is just a matter of preference? I am looking for maybe a 100 amp alternator or is just too much alternator? Thanks for your help-

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if its a chevy put on the si10.
If its a ford use the ford.
Dont cobble up your ride
What do you have that you need 100 amps?Neither one of these will give that much
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nothing yet, but soon a big(I hope) electric fan, A/C, a big stereo ( well not too big) and a margarita maker (elect blender) , but I am finding out a T-Bird with all the goodies only used a 78 amp alternaor(?) like I said I am open to any and all suggestions no ego here
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Delco makes a very commonly used alternator in the 84 or 87 amp range . I don't remember exactly anymore , but I'd go with it. If I remember right it is the same diameter as the 47 amp alt .
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the P71 optioned crown vic used a 100 amp alternator. You could look for one of those
P71 = police optioned or
P72 = commercial ,fleet ,police
It is a lot bigger than a regular ford alternator,in both ways
Look at the 5th 6th and 7th characters in the vin for these letter/numbers at the u pull it yard. It could give a good indication of whats under the hood

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I guess that means your a Delco advocate. I have a line on a Ford alt that is 100 amps i am gonna go the voltage regulator route
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no not a delco advocate, just thought keep it all ford or all chevy.I think the ford and regulator you are thinking about would work out well for you.You should be able to get brackets from a 5.0 that bolt it right on
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You know that Ford problem...get parts from a red Ford of one year and the parts will not fit on a blue Ford of the same year hahaha Thanks for the encourgement, I was just wondering about the difference, I think the Ford set up is gonna be the way to go- thanks for your time- Vic
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