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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-12-2000, 10:31 PM
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130amp Alternator for Bronco\'s

I just wanted to post this message for those of you wanting a little more amps for the $. As many of you know the later model Broncos (mine is a 1991 SAE with a 302, 5.0 EFI) came with shabby alternators, 75 - 85 amps. Meaning that once you add some lights, stereo, etc... you find that dash lightsand driving lights start to get dimmer, and dome light seems as if the lighting bug need something to eat.

Well, the cheap fix is going to Pep Boys and asking for a 130amp alternator for a 1995 Mustang. It cost $119.99 with a $50 core charge. With tax and all it is around $181.89 (depending on tax in your area). But you get $50 buck back once you bring back your core.

The 130amp alternator is bigger than the stock alternator, so you have to grind about 1/2 inch off of the mounting bracket near the bottom. Not to worry, because the alternator bracket in our Bronco's are thicker than nessesary, and it does not effect the strength of the bracket.

Then all you do is plug in the top harness, but you have to cut the wires from the bottom harness and put the hot wires to a post on the alternator and the remaining wire gets its own plug-in location.

The whole time spent is about 30 minutes. That is with using a die grinder to grind the 1/2 inch off of the alternator bracket. And when done you will notice a big difference in the electrical system. Driving lights, dash lights, and dome lights all get brighter. And it all cost just $119.99 tax.

Just be sure not to mention that you just returned a 75-85 amp alternator core!

Hope this brings a smile to some of your faces!

Oh, the alternator comes with a life time warrantee!!!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-13-2000, 06:32 PM
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Re: 130amp Alternator for Bronco\'s

Thank you for the time saving tip. That was the next item to replace on my rebuild!


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