When it comes time for your 5.0 Mustangs alternator to buy the farm, you dont have to settle for the corner store rebuild. Buying a rebuilt alternator from a chain store is often hit and miss, sometimes requiring several trips before you finally luck out and get a functional alternator (tip: have the new one tested before leaving the store). Lets face it, your Mustang should have a more powerful alternator anyway to handle that high-output stereo, ignition, fuel pump, or other electrical device mounted in your ride. So whats the alternative?
Weve looked into high-output alternators in the past, ranging from police DSO units to SN-95style alternators. Some required a completely new harness or custom wiring, while others required modified brackets. But none of this is required with the new 3G alternators from PA-Performance. Actually, we kind of stumbled upon PA-Performance. A friend of ours bought an alternator from PAs Web site and was so impressed, we had to check it out. Sure enough, Performance has a great product backed by great service.
The PA-Performance alternator is a 100 percent new 3G Ford-spec alternator, rated at 95 amps (stock 5.0 2G is 65 or 75 amps, depending upon year and application). And no used or rebuilt parts are used in any way. Physically, the 95-amp alternator is a direct replacement (though minor wiring changes are needed) for the 5.0 Mustang, as well as other Ford applications. Each application has the alternator housing clocked correctly, meaning there is no need to stretch or lengthen wires. The top mounting ear is also threaded (mounting bolt supplied) for easy installation.