Need Help with Alternator Wiring
While installing a Tork Tech Terminator GT kit in my '97 4.6L with Griffin Super High Capacity radiator, I ran into severe clearance issues between the add-on crank pulley and the fan motor, and between the relocated alternator and the fan shroud. I trimmed 3/4" from the fan shroud to gain clearance from the crank pulley to the motor, but the factory-style alternator was still much too long to clear the fan shroud when mounted on the front of the cross brace. So, I bought a 2001 Mustang Bullitt alternator, which is about 1-1/2" shorter than the MN12 unit, and (although still a tight squeeze) it does fit. The connections on the Bullitt alternator are similar to the ones on the MN12 alternator, except the small single wire connector on the MN12 does not exist on the Bullitt. How can I deal with this? And, are there any other electrical differences I will have to deal with? Still a week or two away from attempting to start the car, so if I need to make wiring changes, now is the time!
1997 Thunderbird Sport
5.0L-2V PI S/C
540 RWHP / 492 RWTQ
11.28 @ 123 MPH