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Alternator wire

I'm getting ready to relocate my alt to the passenger side. As was suggested on this site, I am just going to go across the front, with the headlight wires from the horn relay.

But what size wire is recommended? It appears to be 12 guage wire....
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Re: Alternator wire

I would go with 10 gauge and a fusable link in there aswell.


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Re: Alternator wire

No need to go all the way across the front of the car, there should be a junction block on the rad support, hidden by the battery, attach it there.
Ditto on the fusible link!





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No need to go all the way across the front of the car, there should be a junction block on the rad support, hidden by the battery, attach it there.
Ditto on the fusible link!
Its not there. I guess I could re-install a junction box block there.......
Would an aftermarket one work?

I go to Kragen, schucks, autozone and none of them have 10 guage wire.
Where to get it? Hardware store?
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Radio Shack has 10 gauge

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Re: Alternator wire

hardware store, menards or home depot even, just make sure it's stranded not solid.

If the junction block isn't there, how does the lil pigtail wire from the battery cable get over to the horn relay?

Anothe option would be to drop the wire down and connect it where the battery cable connects on the starter. I kinda like that one, it would be completely out of sight.





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Re: Alternator wire

get a nice big cable - about as big as your starter cable- and go directly from the back of the alt to the positive terminal on the battery. just skip all the crappy resistance inducing junction blocks altogether and simplify things.
if you run a black cable, and hide it carefully, no one will know it isn't supposed to be there.

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I'm getting ready to relocate my alt to the passenger side. As was suggested on this site
Why is this suggested? What is the advantages/ disadvantages?

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get a nice big cable - about as big as your starter cable- and go directly from the back of the alt to the positive terminal on the battery. just skip all the crappy resistance inducing junction blocks altogether and simplify things.
if you run a black cable, and hide it carefully, no one will know it isn't supposed to be there.
Well my battery is in the trunk. And this car was used as a race car at one time and much of the original wiring was stripped out along with junction boxes. These dudes went to town about weight. There is hardly nothing left in there. I'm surprised they were fine with the weight of the paint.

But for some reason, they left the horn relay. They got the horn but left the relay. So I just went straight across and ran the wire, a stranded 10 guage wire, along the headlight wires that move across the front. I used grommets when going through walls.

I'd love to go right to the battery but that would be a long run and I'm a little worried about going to the starter because there is a LOT of heat around there.
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