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One Wire Alternator

I'm almost finished with my street rod. I have a one-wire alternator and my battery is in the trunk. Do I need to run the wire all the way to the positive battery terminal or can I connect it at the post on the starter solenoid (GM) where the positive cable from the battery is connected? Also, what size wire is required?
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You could connect it at the starter, but use 6ga or better to run from the alternator to it. During deep cycles of discharging, you may have to put a charger on the battery to bring it up or wa`i1t longer for the battery to fully charge.
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One Wire Alternator

Thanks for your reply. Would it be better to go ahead and run the wire to the battery instead? If so, would 6 ga. be sufficient? The car has no radio, power windows, etc. Just lights, turn signals, etc.
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One Wire Altenator

I ran the positive cable to a power block on the firewall and ran the altneator wire to the block. Pulld a block off of a Chevy Pick-up ay yhe local Pick-N-Pull. Works great. No problems.
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