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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 05, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Alternator help

I have a standard GM Alternator that puts out 63 amps unfortunately it is not enough to handle all of the electrical accs. I have. Can anyone recemmond a good alt that is a "plug and play". I have the zirgo fan set up and all elec gagues radio exc. I was thinkin about somthing in the 100-130 amp range.. What do u guys run? I would prefer something that I might be able to get from a retail auto parts store like auto zone or simular...

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 05, 10:05 PM
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Racer,

Check this guy out, his name is Sam. I have purchased several alternators and starters from this guy and he is legit. You can get your alternator powder coated too! I recommend the 160 amp one wire. Easy to hook up and LOTS of power for fans and stereo.

http://stores.ebay.com/Motor-City-Reman

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 05, 12:14 AM
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Re: Alternator help

I bought a 135amp Delco from "Alterstart" for $80. Looks completely OE..
Just like this one..
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/64-65...temZ7996886634

They also have 160 amps for several dollars more..

Oh, and they are external regulator models..

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 05, 04:29 PM
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Re: Alternator help

The only problems with one-wire alternators is that you loose the idiot light and loose the ability to sense voltage remotely. Nice to have some feedback on what the charging system is doing and ensuring the distribution point is regulated. I suggest a CS130 style or similar.

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Agree with Dave, I love my idiot lights. Unlike a console guage, you can see the light even when you're not looking at it.

Course the answer you really want is "what model make and year to ask for at the parts store?" 'fraid I don't have that answer, but I've read it here before.





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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 05, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Well here is an update.. There is a shop in town that I was able to have build me an alternator it's 180 amp for $150.00 They are gonna use my old case and just put the stronger internals in it for me ...

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Re: Alternator help

GM CS130 105amp is the best alternator I have ever owned. Very little voltage drop with everything on and charges at idle no problem. A/C 2 electric fans, ect. Life time warranty at Car Quest.

There is 2 mounting configurations. The one I have is a direct bolt on. From a 88 Pontiac car, I'll look it up if anyone wants it.

Converting from external regulator to internal is VERY easy. Instructions in the Tech articles either here or at the Chevelle site.

The biggest dissapointment was a Powermaster 130amp 1 wire.

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