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vwjoe
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:56 pm    Post subject: Hooking up a 2nd Alternator. Reply with quote

I have a 69 bus the are picture's of the bus, motor and alternator set up under Gallery 68-79 Deluxe. "Back n Black".
2nd alternator has 3 wires on top a red -S, a brown with white stripe-F, and a Brown -L.
How would i hook these wires up to make it work properly?
Alternator is out of an 88 buick or 88 olds or 89-90 pontiac lamans or a 88-94 sunbird.
S is sense wire 12volt wire to battery, F- is feild to CPU. central processing unit don't have that, L is for indicator light. L wire to light, light wire to fuse and fuse to 12 volt switched.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty hefty load on your primary alternator/fan belt. I would be real worried about this causing excess slippage and overheating.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you doing with the second alternator? You could have a second battery to run whatever you need so much power for - a kicking stereo I would hope!!! Then have the second alternator charge the second battery?


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