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MikeB 
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MikeB
Loc: Plano, TX
Reg: 08-28-03
10-02-16 05:18 PM - Post#2654554    

Refresh my memory. Several years ago I installed your Classic Update kit in a 66 Chevy pickup. Were there 2 fusible links at the starter solenoid battery terminal protecting the wires running to alternator output and fuse panel? And would they have been #12 gauge protecting #8 gauge wires?

Thanks.


1982 C10 SWB pickup: Unmolested base truck, original paint. Originally had 250 six and 3-on-the-tree
Now has 355 with Vortec heads, RamJet roller cam, LS6 beehive springs, TH350
Retired, but working part-time on 50s-70s cars & trucks.


 
aawtech 
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Loc: Bellmawr, NJ
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10-03-16 05:09 AM - Post#2654623    
    In response to MikeB

  • MikeB Said:
Refresh my memory. Several years ago I installed your Classic Update kit in a 66 Chevy pickup. Were there 2 fusible links at the starter solenoid battery terminal protecting the wires running to alternator output and fuse panel? And would they have been #12 gauge protecting #8 gauge wires?

Thanks.



Blue 12 protecting the 8 gauge alternator wire, and brown 14 gauge protecting the 10 gauge panel feed wire Mike.

Donny




 
MikeB 
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MikeB
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10-03-16 06:13 AM - Post#2654629    
    In response to aawtech

Thanks Donny. What would you say about the kit my buddy has (that shall remain nameless) where the alternator charging path is through the fuse panel buss?

Do you see any problem with leaving that as is, but adding another wire directly from alternator to starter? I'd end up with two paths for charging current, but with less resistance and more current handing capability, right?




1982 C10 SWB pickup: Unmolested base truck, original paint. Originally had 250 six and 3-on-the-tree
Now has 355 with Vortec heads, RamJet roller cam, LS6 beehive springs, TH350
Retired, but working part-time on 50s-70s cars & trucks.


 
aawtech 
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Loc: Bellmawr, NJ
Reg: 09-11-06
10-03-16 12:26 PM - Post#2654687    
    In response to MikeB

  • MikeB Said:
Thanks Donny. What would you say about the kit my buddy has (that shall remain nameless) where the alternator charging path is through the fuse panel buss?

Do you see any problem with leaving that as is, but adding another wire directly from alternator to starter? I'd end up with two paths for charging current, but with less resistance and more current handing capability, right?





LOL. Not gonna touch that one sir. Sounds sketchy to me.

Donny




 
MikeB 
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MikeB
Loc: Plano, TX
Reg: 08-28-03
10-03-16 05:18 PM - Post#2654729    
    In response to aawtech

Yeah, the name of the company should be Sketchy Auto Wiring. Their documentation is one-step above worthless, and their tech support arrogant.

My buddy bought the kit several years ago on the recommendation of some local guy who is supposedly a wring guru. I got involved way after it was too late to return it.

My problem is your kit spoiled me.


1982 C10 SWB pickup: Unmolested base truck, original paint. Originally had 250 six and 3-on-the-tree
Now has 355 with Vortec heads, RamJet roller cam, LS6 beehive springs, TH350
Retired, but working part-time on 50s-70s cars & trucks.


Edited by MikeB on 10-03-16 05:25 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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