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Old 07-05-2007, 11:34 PM
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Power wire questions (BIG 3)

I'm going to be upgrading the "Big 3" wires in my charging system, my question is what size stud is the negative wire on at the engine? Couldn't really see down there but maybe someone has pursued this. For those of you that have , what size ring terminals did you use?
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My ring terminal was for 0 guage wire with a 5/16" bolt hole and I had to shave it a little. I used Stinger 0 guage. What are you using?
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I'm going to go for the 0 gauge also, I figure the size difference between 0 & 1 might as well go for the 0. Did you tap the alternator as well, looks like there's enough room for the big wire against the block also.
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yeah

stright shot to the alternator from behind with the new ring terminal


comming up from the alternator and over to the battery with an ANL fuse holder.


I made a bracket to hold the fuse holder out of some cheap aluminum stuff I had laying around.


engine block ground to chassis


chassis ground to engine block ( front shock tower, see the coil spring? )


battery ground to chassis ground and positive to ANL fuse holder
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Hey LMMJ nice how-to
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lol "a start" you say
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Thanks for the pics...didn't think I could get at the alt while installed. I was actually going to replace the factory ground and remove from the vehicle...dunno yet but I guess the more the merrier. How did you crimp the rings, I would guess a vise. The fuse is a nice touch, I may use one going to the rear but depends if I can keep the big wire far enough away from any metal.
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Thanks for the pics...didn't think I could get at the alt while installed. I was actually going to replace the factory ground and remove from the vehicle...dunno yet but I guess the more the merrier. How did you crimp the rings, I would guess a vise. The fuse is a nice touch, I may use one going to the rear but depends if I can keep the big wire far enough away from any metal.
Yeah a vice. I wanted to crimp and solder but I forgot my solder iron at home (I was at work). I just kept cranking till the lever would flex and yes the more the merrier.
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Hey LMMJ nice how-to
AT LEAST SOMEBODY DID IT! haha i loev givin you guys a hard time thanx for the How-To
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