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PETERBOROUGH, ONT

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I have a 1G Ford Mustang alternator.  I finally sorted out where the wires are supposed to go but I don't know what size wires.  I need to run 4 wires from my regulator and some are 14 and 16 gauge I think but one might be a thicker wire.  I'm not sure.  I am trying to do this right and avoid a future fire.



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I think I figured it out. I think 14 gauge will be ok from A on my regulator to the battery. And 14 for the stator to the S on my regulator. The F and the I can be 16 gauge I think.

Both sources show a junction or ammeter between the battery and the A on the regulator. Is a junction of some kind a must ? I don't have an ammeter.

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the wire that charges that goes to either the battery or the starter pole should be at least 10ga
I prefer 8ga
Lot of amps an draw there

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PETERBOROUGH, ONT

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Good thing that I asked. Thank you Seeker 1056.

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Seeker1056 wrote:

the wire that charges that goes to either the battery or the starter pole should be at least 10ga
I prefer 8ga
Lot of amps an draw there


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You really should have a quality ampmeter in your arsenal.

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Do you mean to mount on the dash or an ampmeter as a tool ? And forgive my ignorance please but will a 8 or 10 gauge wire fit into the little clips for the voltage regulator ? (F S A I). It's the voltage regulator I am trying to wire properly. The line drawings I found so far said 12-14 and 14-16. Thank you all.

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This is the page where wiring gauge is shown for two of the wires from the alternator to the regulator:    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/help-wiring-ford-alternator.1005454/



-- Edited by Cuddles on Tuesday 4th of July 2023 05:53:31 AM

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