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Alternator upgrades for 1978 chevy

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by gmule, May 19, 2012.

  1. gmule

    gmule Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Last fall I picked up a 78 Chevy with a Meyer ST82 on it. I use the truck for personal use and occasionally I'll push the driveway of an elderly neighbor when the snows are on the heavy side.

    I noticed that this plow setup puts a heavy burden on the electrical system. I am going to add a second battery for the plow only and use a continuous duty solenoid to charge and isolate the secondary battery. I have already cleaned up the plow and truck wiring so that is decent. Now I want to put a bigger alternator in it. Any suggestions as to what will give me more juice with out too much customization as far as brackets and pulley alignment. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,395

    I know there was a whole long thread done on this already. I read it all,,really informative. Do s search on this
  3. gmule

    gmule Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Indeed there is a lot of information on this subject. 13 or so pages worth of reading :eek: Here is what I am going to go with.


    this should take care of my charging needs and bolt right up to my existing configuration.