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65 mustang alternator problem

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Had engine rebuilt recently, alternator light on since returned from shop, so I am questioning if wires were connected to correct terminals on back of alternator when I got car back. Have three wires on back of alt, am sure of black lead because of connection type, but possibly the other 2 are reversed? Can I damage alt by reversing these leads? Where else should I be looking?

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The only other thing may be the voltage regulator, is this actually an alternator or a generator?

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