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One Wire Alternator?? What about the starter wires?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Ok so I am thinking new alternator, bigger amperage, wouldn't hurt. The only things not replaced since I got the k5 would be the alternator, radiator, and starter and I think I am gonna replace all three before I have trouble. I have looked in summit and see these one wire alternators. I was looking at my K5 and trying to figure this out. If I just run one wire to the battery what happens to the rest of the wires that are there? I mean there ones that go from the starter to the alternator. What happens to those? just remove them? won't be any problems with that?
     
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    Why not save yourself a few bucks and have a local starter/alternator rebuilding shop build a hi amp unit for you ??? My first job was rebuilding alternators. The Delco 7127 (GM internal reg.) unit is very easy to work on. To pump them up all you do is swap in a heavier stator/rotor combo. I tend to stay away from the "One wire" units becouse they're not cheap, and if it does break, you're stuck till you get another one. As were I can just go to my local salvage yard if low on funds and get a stocker.
     
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    any idea how much that iwll run me? Not sure I know of such a shop around here. Never heard of one for sure.
     
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    If you brought yours in, we used to do it for $20.00 to $30.00 . It's a pretty easy mod. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Might as well have new bearings and brushs while it's apart though. So you'd be looking at around $50.00 to $60.00 roughly. (That is if thier prices are simular there to here)
     

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