This kit is made specifically for the installation of a Ford 3G alternator on any vehicle where the stock alternator was EXTERNALLY regulated
We incorporate a new replacement external regulator box (as shown) to capture the proper circuit and retain the stock wiring harness along with our own 3-wire (3G Series) regulator plug. This kit allows the customer to retain the OEM warning lights and shunt type ammeter **
Installation only requires the customer replace the stock external regulator with the one provided, install the alternator and our 3-wire plug, then make one crimp connection from the original wires at the alternator. All alternator upgrades require a large (#6 or #4 gauge) wire be run from the output of the alternator to the vehicle harness.
** direct reading ammeter should not be used or should be bridged due to the significant increase in measured amperage with upgrade alternators
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1986-93 FORD MUSTANG 5.0L 5.8L SVE 130 AMP ALTERNATOR UPGRADE KIT Brand: SVE Part #: SVE-17046K2 Fits: Ford Mustang LX, GT & SVT Cobra Years: 1987 (87) - 1988 (88) - 1989 (89) - 1990 (90) - 1991 (91) - 1992 (92) - 1993 (93)
A performance charging system is a must for any high performance Fox Body Mustang! The 79-93 Mustang was cursed with a weak charging system. The factory 75 amp alternator can barely handle the simple bolt on such as under-drive pullies and A/C... don't even think about trying to throw an electric fan into that mix.
Until now, there have been plenty of higher amp alternators (130 & 200); however, there has been a lack of complete kits out there with everything you need to do the install properly! Now SVE has brought the most complete kit to the market! You get Our SVE Mustang 130A Alternator Kit includes a new OE type attaching bolt and nut, voltage regulator plug, stator plug, and 4 Gauge Power Wire Upgrade with Circuit Protection and Noise Suppression.
Follow along in the video as Jmac walks you through the installation!!
0:00:01.030,0:00:05.450 Fox Mustangs were cursed from the factory with a puny charging system.
0:00:05.450,0:00:09.170 The tiny 75 amp alternator found on 1986 to 1993 five
0:00:09.170,0:00:14.200 ohs puts out a whopping 15 amps at idle with the peak only going up to
0:00:14.200,0:00:18.529 75 amps under load at 2000 rpm.
0:00:18.529,0:00:20.470 Throw an electric fan in the mix and
0:00:20.470,0:00:24.589 your alternator can't keep up. We love solving problems and our
0:00:24.589,0:00:27.760 130 amp SVE Alternator kits do just that.
0:00:27.760,0:00:31.630 The two most popular kits are the basic upgrade kit and the complete conversion
0:00:31.630,0:00:35.809 kit that includes a 4 gauge power wire upgrade. The heart and soul of both of
0:00:35.809,0:00:39.140 these kits is the massive 130 amp alternator
0:00:39.140,0:00:43.289 thats brand new and carries a limited lifetime warranty. Now the physical size
0:00:43.289,0:00:46.480 of the SVE 130 amp alternator will require your alternator
0:00:46.480,0:00:48.640 bracket to be modified for clearance,
0:00:48.640,0:00:49.680 but keep watching,
0:00:49.680,0:00:53.820 and I'll walking through the wiring and modifications to the bracket needed for
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0:01:03.530,0:01:06.169 You'll want to start by removing your stock alternator.
0:01:06.169,0:01:09.930 First thing you want to do is disconnect your battery.
0:01:09.930,0:01:13.520 Then remove your serpentine drive belt.
0:01:13.520,0:01:16.620 Unplug your voltage regulator.
0:01:16.620,0:01:19.100 Unplug the stator.
0:01:19.100,0:01:23.610 Remove the two attaching bolts that hold the alternator to the bracket.
0:01:23.610,0:01:25.620 Finally remove the alternator
0:01:25.620,0:01:27.040 from your Mustang.
0:01:27.040,0:01:30.450 this is the main failure point of the stock alternator. Even though the
0:01:30.450,0:01:34.610 regulator plugs are the same, we included a new one because the stock one is
0:01:34.610,0:01:36.420 often broken.
0:01:36.420,0:01:39.630 Trim back the harness tape and wire loom.
0:01:39.630,0:01:44.050 Cut the two black with orange stripe wires from the stock stator plug.
0:01:44.050,0:01:48.100 Cut the yellow wire and the green wire from the regulator plug, and discard the
0:01:48.100,0:01:52.540 old regulator and stator plugs. Trim the new stator plug down and strip the
0:01:52.540,0:01:53.750 end of the wire.
0:01:53.750,0:01:58.179 Do the same to the white wire on the center of the new regulator plug.
0:01:58.179,0:02:00.800 Connect them with the supplied butt connector.
0:02:00.800,0:02:04.320 Because the heat shrink is built into our connectors, all you need to do is
0:02:04.320,0:02:08.930 heat the connector to seal it after crimping. Trim and strip the yellow wire and
0:02:08.930,0:02:12.620 the green wire on the new regulator connector, strip the ends on the
0:02:12.620,0:02:13.999 harness side,
0:02:13.999,0:02:15.929 and connect the yellow to yellow
0:02:15.929,0:02:19.829 and green to green using the supplied connectors.
0:02:19.829,0:02:22.650 Then, heat to seal.
0:02:22.650,0:02:25.789 Strip the two black with orange stripe wires
0:02:25.789,0:02:28.909 and crimp on the supplied ring terminals
0:02:28.909,0:02:31.599 and heat to seal.
0:02:31.599,0:02:35.149 Slide the 130 amp alternator into the bracket and loosely install
0:02:35.149,0:02:36.769 the lower retaining bolt.
0:02:36.769,0:02:40.879 Rotate the alternator over and mark the bracket where the alternator is touching
0:02:41.790,0:02:45.900 Remove the alternator and cut the bracket along your marks. Reinstall the
0:02:45.900,0:02:50.219 alternator and check for clearance. If it's all good, install the supplied
0:02:50.219,0:02:54.329 upper retaining bolt and nut and fully tighten the lower retaining bolt. Wrap
0:02:54.329,0:02:58.819 the harness with quality tape like 3M super 33+.
0:02:58.819,0:03:03.099 Slide the two ring terminals onto the power lug of the alternator and install
0:03:03.099,0:03:04.889 the retaining nut.
0:03:04.889,0:03:06.809 Connect the stater plug.
0:03:06.809,0:03:09.879 Connect the regulator plug.
0:03:09.879,0:03:12.469 Re-install the serpentine drive belt.
0:03:12.469,0:03:14.950 Our SVE 130 amp alternator
0:03:14.950,0:03:17.339 puts out about 60 amps at idle
0:03:17.339,0:03:22.019 and about a 150 amps under load at 2000 rpm!
0:03:22.019,0:03:26.429 This'll keep up with just about anything you throw at it, but because of this added
0:03:26.429,0:03:31.249 output, it is a very strong recommendation that you support
0:03:31.249,0:03:32.540 your factory power wire
0:03:32.540,0:03:35.169 with the 4 gauge power wire upgrade.
0:03:35.169,0:03:39.299 Remove your air box.
0:03:39.299,0:03:42.959 Remove your two upper radiator brackets.
0:03:42.959,0:03:46.729 Remove the retaining nut from the alternator power wires. Lay out your
0:03:46.729,0:03:48.140 upgrade power wire.
0:03:48.140,0:03:49.680 Slide the 4 gauge
0:03:49.680,0:03:53.839 ring eye over the alternator terminal and reattach the nut.
0:03:53.839,0:03:57.839 Start zip tying the new power wire running along the old power wire
0:03:59.649,0:04:02.269 Position your fuse holder right over the battery,
0:04:02.269,0:04:06.349 and attach it using the two supplied retaining screws.
0:04:06.349,0:04:09.929 Remove the nut off the starter solenoid.
0:04:09.929,0:04:13.629 Connect the remaining ring terminal of the new power wire
0:04:13.629,0:04:16.279 and re-install the nut.
0:04:16.279,0:04:18.989 Reattach your upper radiator brackets
0:04:18.989,0:04:22.219 and re-install your air box.
0:04:22.219,0:04:25.300 For all of you out there that think the battery is not going to come out with the
0:04:25.300,0:04:27.650 fuse holder in this position, check this out.
0:04:27.650,0:04:29.729 Comes out with no problem!
0:04:29.729,0:04:32.569 Reconnect your battery and test operation.
0:04:32.569,0:04:36.680 For comparison sake, we tested battery voltage with the stock alternator
0:04:36.680,0:04:38.249 with the car at idle,
0:04:38.249,0:04:42.419 with the A/C on max and high blower, and headlights on bright. The stock
0:04:42.419,0:04:45.709 alternator was able to hold about 12.8 volts.
0:04:45.709,0:04:49.389 with the SVE 130 amp alternator and four gauge power wire
0:04:49.389,0:04:54.149 upgrade installed, under the same conditions, we're now producing more than
0:04:54.149,0:04:57.129 14.5 volts and that is a
0:04:57.129,0:04:58.849 massive improvement!
0:04:58.849,0:05:02.640 So put one of these SVE alternator kits on your fox mustang
0:05:02.640,0:05:04.660 and bring your charging system up to par.
Installed this unit with the new 130 amp alternator and all I can say is WOW!. I should have done that years ago. Quick, easy install and my factory amp meter still works as intended without chopping wires up. No more dimming lights at idle and it keeps up with my electric fan even with power pulleys. One of the best upgrades my old fox has had in years!!!!!!!!
The owners and partners of PA-Performance have been building, customizing and modifying their own vehicles for almost 20 years. Over these years, they have researched and designed high quality charging system parts for Mustangs ranging from alternators, starters, and starting system wiring harnesses. Choose from direct replacement stock or upgraded alternators to get your Mustang running good as new!
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