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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 10, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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CS130 for 68 - What's needed Part #s?

Hello,

I've searched the technical aricle here as well as other sites, but I get mixed information on wiring and which alternator to use.

My current alternator mounts on the driver side of the engine and i have the short water pump. I also took out the factory gauges and put in autometers in their place. I think this is effecting things since the idiot light is no longer used.

Can someone give me a breakdown of what's required for me to get a stronger alternator and what not?

Thanks!

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Re: CS130 for 68 - What's needed Part #s?

i used this method with my camaro and it worked out fine.


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Re: CS130 for 68 - What's needed Part #s?

I just did this and have the long waterpump and passenger side alt.

I used the Pontiac Safari Wagon one and all went well, no pulley to swap....no test time due to winter

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Re: CS130 for 68 - What's needed Part #s?

I've been using a 10SI with success over the years and have a CS130 also from the Safari Wagon as a back up. I believe the CS130 will bolt right in but you have to do a little messaging to the existing 10SI Brackets. You also require a resistor to simulate the .5 Watt Idiot light, if you don't you risk damaging the CS130. The 10SI does not require the resistor.

This is a Cheap Upgrade, I paid $25 for a Nice CS130 from the local Wreckers. I did not have to clock the alternator for my setup but it's not difficult to do.

For a 10SI or a CS130 setup, you might consider the Brackets and Pulleys from a later model BBC or SBC, if that's your case; however, you will have to tap the Cylinder Head on the SBC for the Alternator Bolt - there is also a GM Bracket (RARE but can be fabricated) that mounts to the Exhaust Manifold Studs for this purpose. The later system is tight and neater package then the 68 pulley system. I use the Short Water Pump on my BB with no issues.

Just remember to feed the Alternator Out Put and Sensor wires to the Horn Relay (NOT the Battery Terminal). This will preserve your AMP Gauge reading which uses a Shunt Wire running parallel to the Main Wire Feed between the Horn Relay and Battery + Jct Terminal to read Voltage Drop. It is also a good idea to replace the Main Wire Feed with a Heavier Gauge to handle extra accessories like Hi-Power Head lights, Electric Rad Fans, Stereo's, Electronic Ignitions ... etc. All Accessories should be sourced from the Horn Relay not the Battery Terminal. If you are running a CD Ignition and plan to run an Electric Rad Fan ensure to use a Relay with a Diode to prevent EMF Fly Back which destroy transistors; for that matter, any Hi-Power Accessory should be switched with a Diode Relay to Curb Fly Back. You can buy Suppressors from CD Ignition Mfgr's to protect CD Modules. The electrics of our Old Rides where never designed to integrate with MPC circuits.


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I did this to my 67,used the pontiac cs130 did not have alter bracket ,direct bolt on..

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Re: CS130 for 68 - What's needed Part #s?

You might want to consider a 12SI as well. They come in 95 amp and have a better fan. You can get one brand new from AutoZone for about $100. I would also recommend you use the "updated" wiring method from MadElectrical.com, lots of good wiring info there and quality wire, kits, etc. It will walk you through how to keep the dash light and improve the underhood wiring.

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Re: CS130 for 68 - What's needed Part #s?

great responses all - i'll order the pontiac unit and let everyone know how it goes. have a good weekend all!

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Re: CS130 for 68 - What's needed Part #s?

Call Mark at Mad Electrical. He has a nice kit and it is cheap.
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