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79 ford LTD: I need to know where the wiring needs to go

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On a 79 ford LTD 351w I need to know where the wiring needs to go to from where they come out of the alternator.I believe its a 3 wire alt.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 10 years ago.

Here is the wiring diagram for you.


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Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Virtual Wrench's Post: this doesnt totally help me because the alternator is from a 79 LTD but the engine and the alt are going into a 2000 mustang so basically all I need to know is how to get it to charge the battery as this is the only thing necessary in this application.Thanks
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 10 years ago.

It wont work. The alternator off the 79 has an external regulator and the 2000 has an integrated regulator, built inside the alternator. Here is the wiring diagram for it.




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