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Old 07-13-2005, 04:30 AM
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rewiring my 54 chevy truck using after market fuse panel. instruction sheet says to hook one wire directly from alternator to terminal 8. ok no problem there. next says to run (1) 10 ga wire from battery to terminal 6. once again no problem. my question is previously i've ran a wire directly from alternator to battery (i'm using a 1 wire alternator) do i continue to do this and just add this new wire from alternator to fuse block or remove it? if i remove it how does my battery get charged? also do i need to use 10 ga wire from battery to fuse block? i have a separate curcuit for my lights using a relay.
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Old 07-13-2005, 11:33 AM
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The battery cable goes to the starter solenoid. From there, there are two wires feeding the entire car. The first wire goes to the fuse box. The other wire splits in two. One is the 10 Ga charging wire, the other is the field winding. A one wire alternator does not require the field winding. The other wire on your alternator is the idiot light. You will have to figure out which wire is the field winding and which is the idiot light. On a stock harness the field winding is red and the idiot light brown.

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It's your call ... but, if I were you, I'd put an AC Delco 12si Alternator in and get rid of the 1-wire:
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Nice website Alan, was checking out the work you did on your 54 Chevy
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