[TR] Bosch Alternator

Randall tr3driver at ca.rr.com
Mon Mar 15 05:45:35 MST 2010

> Has anyone out there actually used a Bosch alternator (Ford 
> Fiesta '78-'80)? 
> What did you use for the connector? 

We skipped the plug, and just used individual quick connects.  ISTR we got
the big ones (3/8") from Radio Shack, but I couldn't find them on the web
site just now.  Here's one source, though:

However, you can buy the plug from Moss, P/N 540-280.

Note that I suggest connecting to both large terminals, especially when
using the Bosch alternator.  A single quick-connect (or plug terminal) is
simply not enough to carry the full output of the alternator without getting
hot, and getting hot will eventually lead to failure.

I am also a firm believer in soldering electrical connections, especially
high current ones.  So I cut the insulator off, crimped and soldered the
connection, and then used heat shrink tubing to make a new insulator.


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