1971 Ford Torino V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 46,000 miles
We have a 71 Ford Torino with a stock 302. When the car is under any kind of load (lights, stereo, blower), there is a noticeable miss and sputter under acceleration and cruise. The Alternator was just tested at my sons school and found to be putting out only 20 Amps (it shows "60 A" on the case of the Alternator).
Would this a reason for the poor performance? Oh - we also have a Pertronix Ignition with a Flame Thrower Coil.
Also - what would happen if we put a 100 amp alternator in it?
ANY help is most appreciated.
Monday, October 5th, 2009 AT 2:25 PM