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Dear all, I'm Paolo from Italy. It is a pleasure writing you and i hope for a bit of your help (sorry for my english).
It is 6 and a half year I'm restoring a 67 FB 289 HP matching number. Working during night-time :)
When I bought it in florida in 2009 it was simply a piece of rust... but the engine was working great.
I did a lot and i changed a lot of parts.
Now, it is one week that i'm working on the electrical system.
Please! read below, have patience, I want to explain it as better as i can.
I have few questions, I hope you can help me:
Considerations:
1) I bought and installed an American Autowire kit (Complete Wiring Kit - 1967-68 Mustang We Make Wiring THAT Easy!)
2) I bought this ALTERNATOR 140A CHROME 65/86 MUSTANG W/ V BELT (https://www.mustangsunlimited.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=PM837141+01)
3) I bought this coil SUPER STOCK YELLOW 65/73 FORD (https://www.mustangsunlimited.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=A8140+01)
4) I have a tachometer in the in-dash instrument panel (Mustangs Unlimited - The Premier Source for Mustang, Shelby and Cougar Parts and Accessories)

Questions:
1) Alternator: It should be a one wire... this wire has to go from the alternator (backside, red plug) to... where? Since it is an internally regulated (please check it if i'm right saying this), i should not need a voltage regulator (that i have purchased but now i think i have not to use)
2) Distributor: it is a R2R... from the distributor cap it comes our a plug with 3 wires: RED, ORANGE, BLACK. I tryed to figure out where to connect them over the internet. There is a post into this forum where someone says that should be: Red to positive coil, Black to Ground, Orange to negative coil. Could someone help me? I do not have HEI or MSD, I think it is a point distributor... should i need to add a ballast? if yes, where?
3) Tachometer signal wire... Internet says: "to the negative of the coil"... some other says "to the alternator" (???)... I have an headache about this... please help!
4) from the starter solenoid, the "I" should be connected to what? at the present stage, following American Autowire instructions and having doubts on the distributor, i have no wires to the "I" connector of the starter solenoid...
5) Starter motor (original one): I ran a wire from the right side of the starter solenoid (opposite to the side of where the POS battery is connected) to the starter motor plug. Then i ran a ground from the body of the starter motor... is it right?

I REALLY HOPE you had the patience to read 'til here and I hope that someone can help me.
You can write me here, or PM me or directly to my email if you want pictures: [email protected]

THANKS to everyone who will help me. I'm close to make the "baby" run again... but i want to make a perfect job, because She deserve it.

My best regards,

Paolo
 

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The question is: which are the right connections for distributor, coil and alternator please?
 

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Paulo, the single wire from the alternator should go to the POS side of the starter solenoid. The tach likely goes to to coil unless you have some alternate ignition setup like an MSD box.
 

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Bear when I opened the thread the first time there was nothing there. And the second and third time. I'm glad hhis questions appeared so we can help him.
 

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Thanks for your answers! I do copy and paste of the post as it seems there is a bug so that you can't read it: it is a bit long but be patience please. From the distributor I have three wires (for example), that's why I repost the post so you can better understand:

Dear all, I'm Paolo from Italy. It is a pleasure writing you and i hope for a bit of your help (sorry for my english). It is 6 and a half year I'm restoring a 67 FB 289 HP matching number. Working during night-time When I bought it in florida in 2009 it was simply a piece of rust... but the engine was working great. I did a lot and i changed a lot of parts. Now, it is one week that i'm working on the electrical system. Please! read below, have patience, I want to explain it as better as i can. I have few questions, I hope you can help me: Considerations: 1) I bought and installed an American Autowire kit (Complete Wiring Kit - 1967-68 Mustang We Make Wiring THAT Easy!) 2) I bought this ALTERNATOR 140A CHROME 65/86 MUSTANG W/ V BELT (https://www.mustangsunlimited.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=PM837141+01) 3) I bought this coil SUPER STOCK YELLOW 65/73 FORD (https://www.mustangsunlimited.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=A8140+01) 4) I have a tachometer in the in-dash instrument panel (Mustangs Unlimited - The Premier Source for Mustang, Shelby and Cougar Parts and Accessories) Questions: 1) Alternator: It should be a one wire... this wire has to go from the alternator (backside, red plug) to... where? Since it is an internally regulated (please check it if i'm right saying this), i should not need a voltage regulator (that i have purchased but now i think i have not to use) 2) Distributor: it is a R2R... from the distributor cap it comes our a plug with 3 wires: RED, ORANGE, BLACK. I tryed to figure out where to connect them over the internet. There is a post into this forum where someone says that should be: Red to positive coil, Black to Ground, Orange to negative coil. Could someone help me? I do not have HEI or MSD, I think it is a point distributor... should i need to add a ballast? if yes, where? 3) Tachometer signal wire... Internet says: "to the negative of the coil"... some other says "to the alternator" (???)... I have an headache about this... please help! 4) from the starter solenoid, the "I" should be connected to what? at the present stage, following American Autowire instructions and having doubts on the distributor, i have no wires to the "I" connector of the starter solenoid... 5) Starter motor (original one): I ran a wire from the right side of the starter solenoid (opposite to the side of where the POS battery is connected) to the starter motor plug. Then i ran a ground from the body of the starter motor... is it right? I REALLY HOPE you had the patience to read 'til here and I hope that someone can help me. You can write me here, or PM me or directly to my email if you want pictures: [email protected] THANKS to everyone who will help me. I'm close to make the "baby" run again... but i want to make a perfect job, because She deserve it. My best regards, Paolo
 

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@administrator: Please close this thread for i did some mistake and could result in a miss-leading info for other users. Going to open a new thread for info request. Thank you!
 
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