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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-18-03, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Alternator on 5.0

What's the biggest amperage Alternator that can be fitted to these motors??

Mine is the 92 HO.

I'm guessing the braketry is the same for US and Aussie!

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Question

Mine is bolted on the US passenger side above where the Muzzy smog pump would be. It the same as the Muzzy? Bolted through the front?

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I have the 130amp G3 on mine. if you go much bigger than say 90amps, then you have to run a larger gauge wire to the battery.

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Thanks.

the first thing I did was upgrade the size of the wiring all over the system. Including the ground wired, I went over kill on those.

Also the one between the battery and alternator is double the size. If I buy a 130 from the states I want to be sure it'll fit to the ausiie motor.

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not sure if it will fit. can you take a picture? i used 4 gauge for the power wire to the battery. plus i used a 75 amp mega fuse just in case.

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LTD HO, I fitted a "performance distributors" (ex usa) 130 amp to the 93 5.0 H.O. motor (ex mustang usa) fitted to my XF.

Bracketry is not the same in US as in OZ. Otherwise I would have fitted a 110 amp EB alt.

Australian distributor is Ian Boettcher racing Brissy, Australia. You can count on $500 australian pesos, including delivery. Good result though.
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Thanks XF 5.0 S but EB's have 95A, that's why I want a bigger one... The ones on Summit site looks the same. How different is it..

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The brackets on an EB 5.0 as opposed to a 92 HO mustang motor are completely different - Ive been down this path. Make sure that the alternator you get fits an EB V8 bracket configuration....
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Re: Alternator on 5.0

I was told by a Auto Electrican today, that on a old 302 upgrading from the old Bosch 55amp alternator to anything more then an 85amp alternator will put to much stress on the engine or the alternator or somecrap at high revs?
Is this true.
I was thinking that 85 amps is better but still to small? But last thing i want to do is put a too higher amperage alternator on and create damage.

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