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upgrading alternator to ambulance package 215 amp

is it vertually the same? I think I should be a bolt in, I'm going to look into it some more, but I am going to need a new one I believe so, just wondering if anyone has done it

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I thought Ambulance PSDs ran twin alternators? I'd be interested if it's a drop in as well, as a single Alt and what the part number is as well.
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i think there the same becasue when i went to autozone when i replaced mine it had three bolt holes i dont think theres a second one but you will have to replace some wires because theres more ampres
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The 215A alternator is taller. You need longer bolts but the bolt pattern is the same. You will also need a different wire harness to take full advantage of the alternator. And you need a different belt. Take a look in my Pictures at the bottom, I did the swap.

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Billy is right on...One other thing I think I recall...Billy help me out, but does it require a little bit of cutting away at the Alt bracket on the truck (on the bottom) for it to fit...I thought I recalled some minor dremel work?

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where can I get the harness? and do you have a belt part number?

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The 215A alternator is taller. You need longer bolts but the bolt pattern is the same. You will also need a different wire harness to take full advantage of the alternator. And you need a different belt. Take a look in my Pictures at the bottom, I did the swap.

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Billy is right on...One other thing I think I recall...Billy help me out, but does it require a little bit of cutting away at the Alt bracket on the truck (on the bottom) for it to fit...I thought I recalled some minor dremel work?
Mine didn't need any, just bolted on. Heard some needed grinding while others didn't.

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where can I get the harness? and do you have a belt part number?
The harness could be obtained from Ford or Motorcraft. I don't have the part number handy but I could get them this weekend. The box is at my other garage and I'm leaving tonight for a race this weekend. But I'll post the part numbers. Do a search under my name on TDS.

The harness is a new positive cable from the batteries to the alternator down to the starter. The harness is complete with the maxi-fuse and holder. Just as seen in the pictures.

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ya, if you dont mind getting that info for me, I will prob be in touch in either pm, or email

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Mine didn't need any, just bolted on. Heard some needed grinding while others didn't.



The harness could be obtained from Ford or Motorcraft. I don't have the part number handy but I could get them this weekend. The box is at my other garage and I'm leaving tonight for a race this weekend. But I'll post the part numbers. Do a search under my name on TDS.

The harness is a new positive cable from the batteries to the alternator down to the starter. The harness is complete with the maxi-fuse and holder. Just as seen in the pictures.

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I think the Ambulance package runs the Leece-Neville 165amp twin alternators

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I think the Ambulance package runs the Leece-Neville 165amp twin alternators
Single Mitsubishi 215A

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