I have an early mustang with a generator and a generator indicator light. I recently replaced the generator with an alternator that looks like the generator and it is a single wire system. I had to disconnect the wire from the voltage regulator so that the Gen light would go out. My question is, how can I get the Gen light to work with my alternator. I have no way of telling if the alternator is charging the battery or not. I have a 260 V8 installed and it is original with the generator.
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YES if you have an early front cover on timing chain, and eccentric cam . The fuel pump on early cars ran off the cam shaft. IF this is a late model engine and fuel injection... the answer would be no.
Are the rear bulbs OK? Is the ground good at the rear?are the sockets good? Are there tail lights and a license plate light?then the ground is OK. All the things that you say do not work go through the signal light switch....it may need replacing. First make sure the bulbs and fuses are OK and power is getting to the signal light switch and to the brake light switch. Nice car!
Your alternator should power everything when engine is running. Battery is only for start up. Test voltage with a multimeter when engine is running , should be 14V or more . Any less indicates low alternator output.
Double check your fusible links at the starter solonoid. If one of them is burned, the charging system will not work. I'm assuming the control box you're referring to is the voltage regulator. Trace the wiring between the regulator and the alternator as well. I've had to run new wiring between the two before especially on the early iron. I have a 68 Mustang myself and had the same issue before and decided to use a Chevy 1 wire alternator instead. Definitely a much more simple set up being that the regulator is built in. It looks stock and I was able to clean up excess wiring in the engine bay for a cleaner look. Let me know if you'd like step by step installation of the Chevy alternator. It's very simple. My email address is email@example.com. I've had problems in the past receiving emails so I may need yours so I can get you the information. Try this address as well firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm really big into the early Mustangs. Mine runs a 331 stroker with a 4400 converter/C-4 reverse pattern trans. with an 8in. rear, 4.11 gears. Goes 11.81 @ 114 on pump gas and I drive it all over the place. Never gets over 170 degrees on a really hot day either.