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fastfreddy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted April 13, 2005 12:27 PM  
Another question:
I know it's been asked a million and a half times on here, but how does a guy wire an alternator to run 1-wire? I've looked all over, but I'm not getting a definitive answer. I assume I have to tie one of the small posts to the battery post, but which one? I don't have the stock connector, so the 'red wire' thing won't work for me.

marshalr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted April 13, 2005 01:07 PM  
You can take an old alternator to a shop have it converted to one wire operation. Under 50 bucks.
Zone sells a one wire unit, ready to go. You need to ask for it specifically. GM 1 wire.

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Raceman17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted April 13, 2005 01:49 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by fastfreddy:
Another question:
I know it's been asked a million and a half times on here, but how does a guy wire an alternator to run 1-wire? I've looked all over, but I'm not getting a definitive answer. I assume I have to tie one of the small posts to the battery post, but which one? I don't have the stock connector, so the 'red wire' thing won't work for me.

YOu need to get a stock two prong connector that goes in the side of the alternator(any auto parts house will have one). Take the bigger of the two wires and jump it over to the post on the back of the alternator. Then run a wire from that post to positive post on your battery.


Pickel
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 784
posted April 14, 2005 08:07 PM  
Racerman17 is right. On the GM alternator where the two prong plug goes, there is a F and B stamped. The B is the wire that goes to the battery. I put a toggle switch on the dash so I could engage the alternator when I flipped the switch.

    

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