Shop Converted My 3-wire Alt to 1-wire -- Should I Be Upset? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Electrical
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2006, 05:04 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: TN
Posts: 435
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Shop Converted My 3-wire Alt to 1-wire -- Should I Be Upset?

My GM 12SI alternator died over the weekend. I took it to a shop this morning and asked them to rebuild it. My wife picked it up about closing time. When she got home I noticed it now has a small rectangular dust cover where the two spade connections used to be. She said the shop said all I have to do now is hook up the one battery cable.

I thought a 3-wire was better than a 1-wire. Should I be upset?

John

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2006, 05:09 PM
T-bucket23's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Engine basic condition - how to check Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 57
Posts: 5,329
Wiki Edits: 26

Thanks: 7
Thanked 142 Times in 126 Posts
Single wires work ok. Three wires are still the best arrangement.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2006, 07:50 PM
docvette's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Rebuild an alternator Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lafayette, california
Age: 62
Posts: 7,362
Wiki Edits: 12

Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
Doc here,

If you don't have an Idiot lamp, you should be fine..

You Can add a Voltmeter to monitor the output, should you want one.

Just remember that on start up , you may need a small rev to Coax the alternator to start charging..

A One wire is a good choice for a No frills Electrical street rod.

Doc
__________________
Aftermarket Solutions
Electronic & Electrical
Innovations
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Electrical posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"a little over" turns into $4500 over for paint job bullheimer Body - Exterior 128 02-06-2006 09:57 AM
One wire or three wire? Screwy Lewy Electrical 0 06-30-2003 05:33 PM
small one wire alt. other than delco? jvarble Electrical 6 10-12-2002 04:48 AM
One Wire Alt. on a Flat Head ford Cliff Electrical 3 08-16-2002 03:36 PM
57 Chevy generator to altenator swap Rodrunner Electrical 2 07-17-2002 10:59 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.