alternator question - Team Camaro Tech
Tech 2001 General Tech questions from 2001
Replies ONLY, no new topics.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 01, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
Tech Team
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 35
Post

I want to upgrade my stock 37 amp alternator to a 60 amp. Do i need to change any of the wires to a higher guage or can i use the existing wires going to the alternator and from alternator back to voltage regulator? Thanks, Jim
jim rex is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 01, 05:13 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Charley
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Woodland, Ca.
Posts: 3,553
Garage
Post

The wire that is there is fine.
clill is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 01, 06:34 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: milw,wi,usa
Posts: 159
Post

Do you have a digital multimeter?When you hook up the new alt put a load on it such as lights,heater and measure the output of alt right at alt by grounding black lead of meter to alt case then red to alt output terminal and take reading.Then take meter over to battery and take reading at battery posts.If the meter reads lower at battery than it did at alt then the wires are to small and causing resistance.you should get very close to identical readings give or take a 'tenth'of a volt. Hope this helps.
sschevyfan is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 01, 07:06 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Ashby,MN, USA
Posts: 8,305
Post

i have a huge wire on my 120 amp alternator in my nova- it is like 6 gauge or something. it is a stock battery cable out of a newer caprice cop car.goes straight from the terminal on the back of the alternator to the positive terminal. i have ZERO voltage drop from alt to battery-14.7 at both ends, with everything running.

------------------
1971 Nova(looks like 69 camaro from underneath!)
355sb, vortec heads, HOT cam,T-10 tranny, 3.70 gears 16" IROC wheels
novaderrik is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome