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Author Topic:   Removing Altenator For HP
Rookieracer76
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Total posts: 182
posted April 17, 2003 10:42 PM
I heard that if you remove the altenator you can gain horsepower, Is this true? HOw much horsepower can you gain by doing this? Thanks!

o5racer
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Total posts: 115
posted April 17, 2003 10:58 PM
Your not going to gain much. If the battery is fully charged the alternator isnt going to take much to spin. by running without it you will lose a little rotating weight and a little weight off of the front of the car. But you will also drop the voltage to your ignition from 14 volts to 12 or less. and you have to charge the battery every week. Personally not worth the effort.

racer17j
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Total posts: 1565
posted April 18, 2003 12:49 AM UIN: 54865418
i've never ran one like he said less weight up front less weight to turn and last but not least one less belt to come off.i've never checked the voltage after the race before but i think i'm gonna take my multi meter with me this weekend and see just how much the battery has in it at the end of the nite.

towmandan
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Total posts: 110
posted April 18, 2003 08:35 AM
Ive one 11 out of 16 features without an alternator so I know you can get by without it.My car always starts know matter how hot it is but I do run a very good battery and mini starter.Ive never exp.running problems from low voltage....But if you have an Alternator on your car and are not exp. any trouble with it I think I would stick with it save draggin the battery charger around....Just my 2 cents

HRT187
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Total posts: 173
posted April 18, 2003 10:43 AM
You'll gain more by losing the fan and going with an electric

Pickel
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Total posts: 564
posted April 18, 2003 08:00 PM UIN: 25419780
I ran with No alternator for years and then I went to electric fans and started running an alt. because I had to. I run my alt. off the rearend so there isn't any motor drag and less weight on the nose. It seems to work well.

towmandan
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Total posts: 110
posted April 19, 2003 10:12 PM
I would like to hear more about the rearend mounted Alt. just for future ref. Im all for more power in the right places...sounds interesting.....towman

Pickel
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Total posts: 564
posted April 20, 2003 09:58 PM UIN: 25419780
as soon as I get some pics I will post them..

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