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Old 10-13-2011, 07:14 PM
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Alternator wiring

I have a rebuilt fresh chevy 350 in a 71 camaro. New tranny and new front end. I dont have the alternator wiring hooked up yet. I basically just need to know how to hook it up so my battery is charging. The alternator is a one wire set up design ( chrome also)` I bought it from summit. Thinking of calling them, but wanted to check here first. I know it is a simple thing One wire from alternator to starter , or one wire from alternator to battery, or something. Any help would be greatly appreciated. God Bless

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I have a rebuilt fresh chevy 350 in a 71 camaro. New tranny and new front end. I dont have the alternator wiring hooked up yet. I basically just need to know how to hook it up so my battery is charging. The alternator is a one wire set up design ( chrome also)` I bought it from summit. Thinking of calling them, but wanted to check here first. I know it is a simple thing One wire from alternator to starter , or one wire from alternator to battery, or something. Any help would be greatly appreciated. God Bless
Thats it, one wire, hook it to the battery (+)
I like to run a fuse inline, a big plugin. I am using a one wiree on my skiff, no accesories, just lights and ignition system, so I can get away wtih a 50 amp fuse, protects from fire in case of dead short.
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how many amps is your alt? are you running a lot of accessories and such? My wiring harness, has a wire that is labeled "alt" that connects to the alternator, it is usually red. I was also told that if it is a 80 amp alt that you run a bypass wire to the starter. My EZ wiring harness provided me with one.

So just to take that in to consideration, I thought I would bring that up for you.
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it is a simple thing One wire from alternator to starter , or one wire from alternator to battery,
yes, either one will work
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