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View Poll Results: What type of alternator do you use.
One wire type 9 31.03%
Three wire type 20 68.97%
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Old 08-20-2003, 09:19 AM
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Just wondering how many people out there are running 1 wire alternators and how many people are running the stock 3 wire alternators.

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Old 08-20-2003, 09:56 AM
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lots of folks love the 1 wire, but have you ever tried to find one when one goes out, sooooooooooo I'll stick w/the 3 wire, much easier to find.......joe

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Old 08-20-2003, 10:43 AM
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One wires are for the new ultra slick, billet, monochrome thingies so don't interest me in the slightest since I like chrome, door handles, cast iron, casting mold lines, stock frames, and buggy springs.
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Old 08-20-2003, 12:16 PM
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Having the two extra wires under the hood doesn't bother me at all.
I like three wires.

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Old 08-20-2003, 12:28 PM
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I have a one wire in the street rod, because a few years ago I fried the regualar 3 wire on a trip to colorado and that is the chrome type that Parr had at the event (I wanted a 100 Amp unit). Can actually put the 3 wire unit back on in less than 30 minutes, clipped the exciter wire back in the harness and put a but connector on it so a new plug and about a foot of wire (which I carry in the tool bag) and I have it changed back. I am still running the 3 wire on the 57 though. Just my 2 cents worth.
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Old 08-20-2003, 04:45 PM
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I'm into the three-wire ... check this out :
1-wire vs 3-wire

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Old 08-20-2003, 05:16 PM
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The one wire GM alternator was introduced originally for industrial equipment that does not have any accessories, like gasoline powered air compressors, pumps, welders ect. The GM 3 wire alternator is much prefered over the one wire for street use. Read the below website and decide for yourself. Also read the article about remote voltage sensing....very interesting.

http://www.madelectrical.com/electri...hreewire.shtml

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Ahhhhh crap, I clicked on the wrong alternator like a moron! Now I've tainted the poll. :O Yes it is I who chose 1wire. I don't even own a one wire! Above all the good qualities that a 3wire has, remote voltage sense is the best.


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Ahhhhh crap, I clicked on the wrong alternator like a moron! Now I've tainted the poll. :O Yes it is I who chose 1wire. I don't even own a one wire! Above all the good qualities that a 3wire has, remote voltage sense is the best.
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It's OK marc, we forgive you. <G>

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Old 08-22-2003, 02:55 AM
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Old 08-22-2003, 03:32 PM
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I am running 3 wire myself however I have run 1 wire in the past with no problems. I was just curious how many other people do run the one wire alternators.
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Old 08-24-2003, 01:54 PM
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I put a three wire on mine. When I put the EZ wiring kit in allthe wires were there along with the connector so why not. I read they are much more reliable anyhow.......GlennK
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Old 08-24-2003, 09:15 PM
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one wire

I have the one wire and i should of not had ordered it.The bad thing about it is most auto parts do not carry them around hear.So what if one had removed the original wiring and in my case a external regulator just for less wires and clutter under the hood.I would hate for the alternator to go out on me out somewhere.So thats why i left the original wiring untouched and just ran a new link straight to the battery.So now if the alternator goes out on me somewhere i can just go get a three wire from the autozone and slap her on there.My opinion is the three wire is the best even though the chrome and one wire works ok for now.
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Old 08-29-2003, 12:46 PM
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I'm running a 3 wire set up as well.
I can see that I'm not the only one that not only has found and read many of the articles hosted by Madelectrical.com, but also found them very enlightening. I am actually going to purchase the fancy all in one wiring kit to help correct all of the things I did when I though I was "fixing" my car 8 years ago.
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i have two wires going to mine at present. how am i spozed to vote??? yeah i jumped it but we dont count that. besides, i got the conversion kit to one wire alternator and am going to put it in, so put me down as a one liner. U N O! You know?
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