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    Posted: Sep/10/2018 at 10:16am
Looking to upgrade the alternator on my 360 since the old Motorola one from 1971 doesn’t seem to be cutting it.

I am running fuel injection and associated ancillaries, dual thermo-fans and soon to be CSR electric water pump.

Thinking around 140 Amps and internally regulated would be the go.

What are people using and how do you have it mounted. Doesn’t look like the factory bracketry will work with the CSR pump.

This is primarily for drag racing so lots of battery draining short runs.
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http://theamcforum.com/forum/motorcraft-alternator-upgrade_topic39960_post363799.html?KW=#363799

Check this thread out..
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WesternRed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/10/2018 at 6:41pm
Good info there.

Looks like it is a chrome Aeroflow brand  a GM/Delco 120 Amp unit then, pretty much the cheapest thing available on Aussie eBay without getting into used parts. Should get the job done.

The only other thing i want to do is to hook up a relay to the ignition terminal on the starter solenoid to turn off the thermo-fans while the engine is cranking to save a bit of juice.

Oh, and upgrade to a mini-starter.
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A Delco cs130 from an 89 Pontiac Safari is an easy install. By cutting an inch off the back of the pivot base it will mount the same as the Motorola. 

Edited by vinny - Sep/11/2018 at 12:25pm
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Pretty sure the one I ordered is an updated version in the 10SI case and will do one or three wire hookup as needed. With the electric water pump, I won't be able to run the Motorola brackets, so will have to make something up anyway.
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