Now that we figured out which one to use and went out and got one how can we wire it up?
This alternator is a quick and dirty install/upgrade from a 55/65 amp. (Lester #7742) Sources for this one are 88-90 Ford Taurus; Lincoln Continental; Mercury Sable with 3.0 and 3.8 motors. This is an externally regulated unit so it is a good upgrade to keep your wiring intact.
The 3G alternator comes in outputs all the way to the 130 amp version. This is the one to get. Now it does come in a couple of flavors. Here are the details. The three choices are a 7 inch pivot mount, an 8.25 inch pivot mount and a side mount with horizontal bolts. The ones I will concentrate on here are the two pivot mount types because they closely resemble the factory style mount.
The D shaped regulator connector has 3 terminal lugs labeled I, A and S. The hookup is really simple.
The new charge wire goes from the red B+ lug to the battery. A 6 gauge or larger wire and a mega fuse in the 175/200 amp range complete the hookup. These can be salvaged from 90's Ford Contour / Mystiques. The diagram shows the wire hookups and the most common Ford wire colors.
*** The wiring graphics are courtesy of RJM Injection Tech