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Re: Problems..
« Reply #60 on: December 05, 2009, 11:52:19 AM »
You need a good floor jack for Christmas.
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« Reply #61 on: December 05, 2009, 11:58:29 AM »
I need a lot of things for Christmas.
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« Reply #62 on: December 07, 2009, 08:32:34 AM »
Good news on the battery. Bad about the alt but with what you're planning a nice 140A alt will be a good addition to the car.

You can get battery cables at Napa, Autozone, etc. No need to pay a fortune for battery cables from M&H or anywhere else.

Do you have a multimeter? If not, I'd suggest watching the Harbor Freight sales and pick up one. Usually they're under $10 and you'll need it for tracing shorts and getting voltage readings.

Jack wise you can get a trolley jack from Craftsman (usually under $40 on sale). It'll do what you need to do until you can afford a nice floor model jack. What's nice about the trolley jacks is they fit in your trunk so no worry about tearing the bumper with the GM bumper jack :)
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« Reply #63 on: December 07, 2009, 05:40:01 PM »
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Re: Problems..
« Reply #64 on: December 08, 2009, 10:42:59 AM »
Well it will work if you want it powder coated but since you're on a budget I'd recommend this one instead:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-810350/

A little cheaper, still puts out the same amps, and is specific to your application. It won't be 1 wire but that won't matter as it will appear stock for car show use :)

I have both Jegs and Summit catalogs at home and I'll see what else I can dig up...the above is just a quick search.

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« Reply #65 on: December 08, 2009, 04:13:33 PM »
Here's another I found on ebay that might even be local to you:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HIGH-OUTPUT-CHEVY-ONE-1-WIRE-ALTERNATOR-140-AMP-65-85_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem53de84f331QQitemZ360215540529QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

And you might want to do a Yellow Pages search to see who can rebuild an alt with upgraded internals. Might even be cheaper than buying new.

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Re: Problems..
« Reply #67 on: December 11, 2009, 12:41:30 AM »
What on earth are you doing? Go to the salvage yard and get a thirty dollar alternator then get it checked if its bad the salvage yard will give you another one?

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« Reply #68 on: December 11, 2009, 09:38:17 AM »
Amtrak,

He's going to be running a high powered stereo setup in the future so a high powered alt is a requirement.

Otherwise I'd agree with getting one from a junkyard.

**And I talked him out of ordering one with powder coating - waste of money unless you're doing a show car. :)

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« Reply #69 on: December 11, 2009, 08:48:27 PM »
Also I'm not going to just grab a used out either, for all this money I'm spending I'm going to do it right so I don't have any more electrical fires or whatever.. What's the point in spending $430 alone on a harness if all that's going to happen is the alternator is going to go bad because it's old and crapped out.

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Re: Problems..
« Reply #70 on: December 12, 2009, 09:28:39 AM »
Yeah used parts are good for certain things but not rotating parts like alts, waterpumps, fuel pumps, oil pumps, etc.

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« Reply #71 on: December 12, 2009, 04:28:07 PM »
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Re: Problems..
« Reply #72 on: December 13, 2009, 12:22:42 AM »
Pretty eager for it to get here.
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« Reply #73 on: December 13, 2009, 12:46:36 AM »
I wish you luck with this project. One thing though that I have been meaning to ask you for a long time now.
What in the crap does your screen name stand for?
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« Reply #74 on: December 13, 2009, 01:07:00 AM »
A guitarist I used to Like Trey Anastasio, played for Phish. I liked them a few years ago, and then I got tired of the crowd that associates themselves with them, and then went back to my musical roots. Zeppellin, Hendrix, The Who, CCR, Stones, Then moved onto Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, A little Tool, Bush, a lot of early nineties bands, but I also like Def Leppard, Metallica. Any band that really rocks. I'm not into jam band crap any more. Lost interest in it, no real heavy rock to it, just fruity crap. So Yeah, I've used that name a lot on Email Addresses, Online Game names and other stuff for a long time, so I've gotten used to using it, never changed it.
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