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Ok. So for my combo:
1990 mustang roller motor.
MSD 6Al and an MSD 8598 Distributor.
130 AMP 3G alternator.

I really want to clean up my old external regulator wiring, but I am not total sure what stays and what goes. My old alternator had two wired hooked up; power wire to starter solenoid and the other (Green below) to “S” on External regulator. The plan is a 3G conversion and I am going to wire it up like the below picture. Any issues with this?

The big question is what can I remove out of the old wiring? I labeled up everything that I knew and what I thought it was for (See pic below). Is everything out of the old External Regulator wiring dead with the 3G conversion? I assume that one wire is the main feed for the stock fuse panel. The grounds, one went to the disconnected plug and the other heads back to the front.
That a ground for the headlights or something?

The plug that was disconnected has a bigger power wire. Where did that go?

Thanks for any help!




 

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Everything outta the old plug on regulator is dead .... except for the I terminal, Green/Red.
Connect that to the Light Green/Red on the 3G. Dont run Light Green/Red to the solenoid.

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That is the only VR wire that I needed for my conversion. Its the 12V switched from the ignition switch which tells the alternator to charge when the car is running.

I also used this PA Performance conversion harness at the 3G to simplify the wiring there:




3G Adapter (462802B) - PA Performance.com
 

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I got a factory 3G plug and I am pretty familiar with the 3G conversion (Did it on my old fox). I had read on another post where they had hooked their Light Green/Red to the "I" terminal of the starter solenoid. That is why I had my drawing that way. I was going to hook it up to the Green/Red as well. My cluster is pretty much completely dead which is why I was looking to go to the "I" on the solenoid. Looking a the solenoid wiring, that was my impression of what the "I" terminal was for.





What about that power wire, am I correct on what that is?
 

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Isnt that what the "I" terminal does?

 

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Well, none of the cluster works, save the lights and one turn signal (As far as I can tell). I have no idea if the bulb works (I am assuming not). All that aside, I have a 3 gauge pop with Volts, Water Temp and Oil Pressure. The Volt gauge was working fine prior to me taking things apart.

I think what I am going to try next, I hook the battery back up and put a test light on the solenoid "I" terminal. See if it lights up in the run position.



Otherwise, I have a switched lead I am running right near there for my MSD 6AL. Maybe I can run a jumper off of that with a 560 ohm resister for the Light Green / Red wire off the Alternator. That work? Do the same thing?
 
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