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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 03, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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I'm planning on switching the ol' 68 Std Coupe to and internally regulated alternator, and I need a new front harness anyways... I'll order one from M & H when I get this bracket stuff figured out.

Will I need to change any brackets to go to a one-wire alternator? Currently it's on the driver's side and it uses the exhaust manifold bracket. What do I need to determine if the alternator goes on the driver's or passenger's side? Oh, the heads don't have accessory holes, and this is for a daily driver. Power steering, manual brakes, no a/c or smog. If it matters, I'm going to be adding a C-26 Edelbrock dual carb intake.

Any help would be appreciated!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 03, 07:24 AM
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I would suggest you check out Madelectrical.com. They offer several interesting "how to's" about alternators and you can learn from that. I checked them out about a week ago and learned alot about the SI series alternators. It's worth the read.

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The thing to remember about brackets is long w/p's after '68 except for Vettes and short w/p's '68 and back.

This puts the Alt. on drivers side, short w/p or pass side long w/p!!

The Alt. wiring has nothing to do with brackets, but does have something to do with wiring harness location and overall length sorta thing..

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As mentioned above there is no need to change the bracket, if all you are trying to do is go to an internally regulated alternator. If you run a one wire or three wire it doesn't matter. You can run an internally regulated alternator and keep your present wiring. You just get rid of the voltage regulator and jumper two wires. I can get you the details if you need them (I don't remember the colors off hand). If you choose to go that route you can buy an alternator at any parts store for a mid 70's - late 80's Chevy and bolt it on without changing the apperance other than the deleted voltage regulator.

I have been running mine that way for over 5 years without a problem. I only chose to do it because I already had the wires in place. There is really no difference unless you just want to run a one wire.

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