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    Re: alternator Q

    Does your car have a solid frame, or is it a unibody? If unibody, you will want to run your engine ground directly to your battery in trunk. I would recommend this anyways, since you already bought the wire.







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    Re: alternator Q

    Quote Originally Posted by knightsdaze View Post
    The rubber boot's a good indicator of + side.. Usually they don't worry about the potential of shorting a ground wire TO GROUND. lol
    lol

    i been doing electrical work for 10+ years and youll be suprised what you may see and hear lol



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    Re: alternator Q

    [QUOTE=cdc351jeferson;8190002]lol

    i been doing electrical work for 10+ years and youll be suprised what you may see and hear lol[/QUOTE I cant argue with ya there bro.. I worked local 103 Boston for 10 years and seen some RIDICULOUS sheeeat.. when it comes to alts though that rubber boot is a pretty good indicator.. good luck with ur setup bro.



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    Re: alternator Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdc351jeferson View Post
    lol

    i been doing electrical work for 10+ years and youll be suprised what you may see and hear lol[/QUOTE I cant argue with ya there bro.. I worked local 103 Boston for 10 years and seen some RIDICULOUS sheeeat.. when it comes to alts though that rubber boot is a pretty good indicator.. good luck with ur setup bro.
    i didnt ask the question but thanks lol i am working on a build tho of my own



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    Sorry bout that.. my F'ing laptop is jumping all over the place when I try to quote, type , answer etc.. [QUOTE=cdc351jeferson;8190011]
    Quote Originally Posted by knightsdaze View Post

    i didnt ask the question but thanks lol i am working on a build tho of my own



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    Re: alternator Q



    Good?

    I had to put the bigger one on top, because stock has a groove that it sat in perfectly and didn't fit other ways around, stud wasn't long enough.

    Had to run to Home Depot and get a **** drill bit, my metal bits weren't cutting it. Seeing as my firewall is THREE pieces of metal deep?




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    Re: alternator Q

    as long as there is good contact between both connections and the alt its good :P were you able to get a full nut worth of threads?



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    Re: alternator Q

    Nope, about 3/4.

    Stock stud was just long enough for that single stock connection.. plus the stock connection sits lower in a rivit...

    It's as if Lincoln doesn't want me to upgrade.

    It's still solid though, not lose at all. A new alternator I'm sure will be in sight at somepoint, seeing as I've gone from 240rms system to 2,400 in under 3 months.. I'm really enjoying this whole gig.

    Should be fine for now, right? I'll check it in a few days after some drive time, ect ect




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    Re: alternator Q

    man id be worried abotu that nut coming off there lol



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    Re: alternator Q

    Quote Originally Posted by cdc351jeferson View Post
    man id be worried abotu that nut coming off there lol
    or the crimp job, or what is in between the terminal and the factory terminal, or is the brass terminal just tightened down onto the plastic guard..or..just kinda hard to tell in the pic.




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    Re: alternator Q

    Doesn't that make the bottom wire loose due to the large terminal on top of the plastic? I just notched mine with a dremel and made it fit down in there with the factory one. That looks very unsafe.



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    Re: alternator Q

    Quote Originally Posted by quackhead View Post
    or the crimp job, or what is in between the terminal and the factory terminal, or is the brass terminal just tightened down onto the plastic guard..or..just kinda hard to tell in the pic.
    he said the factory one sits in a grove and the stud is bartely long enough for the factory lug so it will eb a tight fit no matter what .



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    Quote Originally Posted by cdc351jeferson View Post
    he said the factory one sits in a grove and the stud is bartely long enough for the factory lug so it will eb a tight fit no matter what .
    Not if the factory one has a plastic lip above it, and the new wire sits on said plastic lip. That will make the bottom (factory) wire loose.



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    Re: alternator Q

    yeah it looks questionable . he was instant messaging me on here and i told him to make sure everythign sits flush with each other metal to metal to alt and he said it was so ?



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    Re: alternator Q

    If the stud is that short, I would get both wires into 1 terminal and make that terminal fit in the grove or remove that so it could sit flat.



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