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I have a Motorcraft alternator I bought 18 years ago for instillation on a Ford V-6 engine I have installed in an MG. I bought the alternator understanding it had an internal regulator. I had a man tell me it did not have an internal regulator. How can I verify what I have?

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?

0 miles. I am just beginning to finish it. Lazy me. It's automatic.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your MG?

1973

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Except for the engine rebuild, I have done pretty much myself. Also I had a master electrician check all the wiring.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just if this alternator has a regulator.

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Ford Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 8 months ago
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Hello

95 % of alternators have a built in regulator

how many connections does your alternator have?

as if its a 3 wire ( most common type) then its a case of power ground and a switch / load wire thats usually wired via the charge bulb on the dash for your era of acar

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