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generator to alternator swap

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    going to swap out the generator set up on my FC 170 for an alternator. Any suggestions on what vehicle to look for that would have a small case alternator with a v belt pulley? Not reallly worried about amp size as it won't need a lot of amperage to keep up with the old 6 cylinder!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerktj View Post
    going to swap out the generator set up on my FC 170 for an alternator. Any suggestions on what vehicle to look for that would have a small case alternator with a v belt pulley? Not reallly worried about amp size as it won't need a lot of amperage to keep up with the old 6 cylinder!!!
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    GM 1 wire. Simple hookup and can easily be mounted to just about anything.
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    Damn, beat me by a few seconds.
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    do I have to buy new one or can I find something in the junk yard??

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    looks like a GM 78 amp is only $51 at auto zone. Going that route, thanks for the help!

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    So I have the alternator on and I'm starting the wiring process. terminal # 2 needs battery power to it all the time, correct? Terminal #1 looks like it needs battery power to it only when vehicle is running correct? The diagram shows a light in the # 1 circuit but I really don't care to have on in it, can I just run the power from the ignition switch to the alternator??

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