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one wire alternator

Postby navychief » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:03 pm

I just completed install or A crate 302 from summit in my 65 caliente, blue print engine , runs great, I just bought A one wire alternator from summit, will my stock amp gage still work with this set up ?
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Re: one wire alternator

Postby tomb22 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:56 pm

Where do you plan on landing the alternator wire? If you land it on the stock starter solenoid terminal that has the battery feed on, then yes your amp gauge will work like normal.
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Re: one wire alternator

Postby navychief » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:38 am

Thanks Tom, that was what I was thinking , just run the alternator wire, eight gage to battery side of solenoid .
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Re: one wire alternator

Postby tomb22 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:18 pm

How many amp alternator did you get? Eight gauge sounds small.
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Re: one wire alternator

Postby navychief » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:33 am

A 100 amp , from summit
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Re: one wire alternator

Postby tomb22 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:52 pm

navychief wrote:A 100 amp , from summit


100 amp calls for a #4 gauge wire. I doubt if your alternator will ever need to push out 100 amps. I wouldn't go less than a #6 gauge wire navychief.
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