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Swapping an '87 alt into an '88
Ryan H Offline
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Among the gloom of finding that I'll be undergoing an engine swap today, my alternator tested bad.

I'll be using the engine out of my wrecked '87, which has a brand new alternator on it with about 3 days of service life to boot. The warranty has long expired, it was a 3 month NAPA deal. Can someone give me some advice on hooking it up to my '88 wiring harness until I can afford the 3G?

Ryan Harris

1988 TC 5 speed, all options including sunroof, SPEC Stage III. Currently installing: Walbro 255 LPH HP, Kirban AFPR, 3" DP to 2.5" duals, bypassed cat, Magnaflow mufflers Smile
'88 TC Smile Walbro 255HP, Stinger FMIC, PIT BOV, Pro 5.0, Kirban, RR cam, FRPP strut tower brace, T3

teal95 Offline
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Go to your local jy. You can use a 3g out of a '94/5 T-bird or any of the Taurus from about '94 on. Mine are usually around $20 (depending on the mood of the owner). They aren't that hard wire in either.

'83 & '84 GT turbo EEC-Tuner
'85.5 & '86 SVO twEECer
2x '87 & '88 TC QuarterHorse
'93 LX 5.0 notch Moates chips
3x '95 & '96 GT

V6TBird87 Offline
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or go back after dark...

1987 Thunderbird 3.8
1987 Turbo Coupe, 5-speed

aka Tbird232ci
2018 Mustang GT
1988 Turbo Coupe, 5-speed

aka Tbird232ci

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