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alternator stuff

hey guys,
I'm getting ready to get rid of my electrical troubles....
I'm gonna install a GM alternator
I have an old alternator that I'm going to use as the core exchange, so I'm
wondering if any of you that have done this swap have any suggestions as to
which GM alternator I should get (model numbers and cars to which they came
from would be great)
also, I want to put an amp meter (or volt meter... tell me which one)
how hard is it to wire a meter, and also, how hard is it to wire the
alternator?
what should I do as far as a fuse is concerned (instead of the fusible link
and what not)?

hmm, I think that's all for now

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Re: alternator stuff

Hey i just did my 100A swap, e-mail me [email protected] with these same questions
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We recommend the Delco 12si with our alt swap kits. they came on a thousand different vehicles. Just go to an alt shop and ask for the one with the highest output that fits in your price range. We had a guy call last week that picked up a rebuild with over 100 amps for under $80 with a lifetime warranty.

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Re: alternator stuff

Hey Glenn is that the style that has the "Bat." post and two flat blade connetor, internal regulated, and external cooling fan?
Do you carry just the brackets or are all your kits?


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Re: alternator stuff

86 pontiac 6000 has a 96amp alt. It is the one I am using. If they ask the engine size choose the largest one.
V6. The parts guys where amused when I told them what they where going into.... and yes they are the same as Bucwheat was asking about. (Hint the Gm's all have the amp rating on them somewhere it will be 37A or 96A
or whatever the rating is.)

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Re: alternator stuff

Hey Glenn,

I'm going to be installing an 80A out of a GV V6. Am I considered a freak to lose 16 amps and venture into no man's land just so I can say my alternator is "Suzuki"?

Nevermind, I think I know what your answer is.

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Well Tim I allready consider you a "Super freak" but I think we both think that about each other. (Thats why we get along so well...)
As to the 80 amp alt, I don't think it will make a huge differance. as long as you have the biggest battery you
can stuff under the hood, Large wires for low loss and clean connections it should work good. you saw my rig in action with the 96 amp, whinching and I have no problems. (I also run 1or 2 gauge wire too....)
But I am sure Bob da man has told you this allready.

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Waitago Glenn

Now I have that stupid disco song in my head....."Super Freak, Super Freak...."



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Danny you gotta to get that picture thing fixed. I tired of seeing [img]www.top.jpx[/img] at the bottom of your posts Just kidding but you really do need to work on that.


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