Mk1 Capri alternator upgrade.

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Kev Ush
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Mk1 Capri alternator upgrade.

Postby Kev Ush » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:47 pm

Hi,

I'd like to fit a bigger alternator to my Capri but I'm not sure how to go about it.

Am I right in thinking that old fords had an external regulator? If so is this it?

Image

And a new alternator will have a built in regulator??

If this is the case how would I go about wiring up a modern alternator? Is it easy enough to bypass the old regulator?

To be honest I haven't really had a close look at my current alternator. I just figured that as the car has a 1300 pinto currently with pretty much no electrical accessories it's probably not going to have a very powerful alternator on it. At the moment I'm getting my capri ready for its new engine which will be fuel injected and for any other electrical accessories I might want to fit.

Thanks,

Kev.

Vermilion
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Car(s): Ford Capri MK1 Facelift 3000GT - Now 2.8 Turbo EFI

Re: Mk1 Capri alternator upgrade.

Postby Vermilion » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:37 pm

That one in picture looks like external regulator. It doesnt matter if you use external or internal both regulators will work
fine in this case.

I have 115A alternator in my Capri. (Propably biggest possible)
https://1drv.ms/i/s!Ak0ev910-aPVsTfx_a7i2SB14K9B
https://1drv.ms/x/s!Ak0ev910-aPVsScsHm1f8GWkgZCv

Kev Ush
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:15 pm
Car(s): 1972 Capri XL

Re: Mk1 Capri alternator upgrade.

Postby Kev Ush » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:40 am

Thanks for the info.

Do you know the part number and what your alternator can off?

The biggest alternators I can find are for a Mk3 2L transit at 100 amps.

Thanks.

Vermilion
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Car(s): Ford Capri MK1 Facelift 3000GT - Now 2.8 Turbo EFI

Re: Mk1 Capri alternator upgrade.

Postby Vermilion » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:26 pm

Kev Ush wrote:Thanks for the info.

Do you know the part number and what your alternator can off?

The biggest alternators I can find are for a Mk3 2L transit at 100 amps.

Thanks.



If I remember right, it came from Ford Scorpion.
Just need a different size belt pulley and its direct fit.

Kev Ush
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Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:15 pm
Car(s): 1972 Capri XL

Re: Mk1 Capri alternator upgrade.

Postby Kev Ush » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:50 pm

:cool: cheers I'll have a look out for one of them.


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