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Searching Threads : Alternators

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Avitare, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. Looking for high output at low engine speeds.
    Checking the search but getting too many options.

    95 Bronco 5.8L , 351ci,
    Boss std 7.5 poly ('99)
    (I will also try the ford site)

    I am planning on the recommended adding #4Frame ground and
    an extra + to the Alt/Bat. Good idea.

  2. Pat M

    Pat M Member
    Messages: 44

    How about going to a company that sells or rebuilds alternators and having them re-wind it. Also a smaller pulley on it should give you more output. I am no expert on altenators but that should be your best place to start. They can give you options on what to do as well as going with a dual battery setup.
  3. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    That was what I was going to say. I did this as my first step up in electircal power. I then installed a second battery and multibattery isolator as well as a salvage yard alternator from a police cruiser (having it checked out by rebuilder of course).
  4. settled for my trial run

    I'm going for a Ford 130amp replacement and a new gator back belt.
    ( $90 for the Alt, $35install and $26 for the belt)

    I also intend to increase the size of the wire from the alt to the battery.
    Jerre suggested a #4 there and a new ground from the battery to the
    frame (bolted). And that is the plan.

    Plow tires and synthetic fluids thru-out today.
    Running out of time if the Lake Effect kicks in.

    thanks for input
  5. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Try Motor City Remanufacturing 586 773-2089 they built me a 160 amp Altinator for a Jeep TJ. $199
  6. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Also think about installing the biggest battery you can fit on the tray. I have had very good luck with Auto Zone Durlast batteries. Where are you getting a 130 amp alternator for $90?
  7. Golden's Alt and Starter

    Goldens is a tiny shop in Kalkaska Michigan
    3rd generation

    $90 for the alternator + $35 for installing and they used the new surpentine belt
    that I brought along. He helped me add a larger cable for the + and another
    for the Neg.
    Then we decided to takeoff the starter, too since I have no history on this 12year old
    truck (new to me in Sept). He rebuilt that and re-installed within an hour (including
    a fresh coat of paint) and an better electrical connection than the old spade.
    $200 and I was out the door --and they bought me an Arbys for the family lunch.

    Ahh , Small towns!!

    Did I tell you about changing the 2 differentials, the transfer case and the engine
    with Valvoline synthetic 'blend' including labor and a filter for $100 ??

    "its not what you know, ..its not even who you know,..
    but it is what you know about who you know --that really gets you somewhere !!
  8. batteries

    There seems to be alot of favorites
    I'm not always partial to Consumers Report but they do seem to stay 'current'
    on batteries.

    They like the Autocraft Titanium for group 65
    and the Diehard Platinum for size 34/78 for highest reserve capacity.

    I think I may see if I can get the new technology Diehard. By far the best
    test results.