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Alternator Installation (continued)


The old power wire was pulled from the starter relay.
 
Next, we installed the new power wire in the same position.
     

We routed the power wire underneath and behind the battery tray and retained it with included tie wraps.
 
The integral fuse box was mounted to the fender well. Notice we were sure to connect the short end of the power wire to the relay.
     

This harness is included with the PA voltage regulaltor. We hooked it according to the supplied instructions.
 
We loosely mounted the 3G alternator and attached the power wire.
     

Here we added a new crimp to the original ground wire and sandwiched it between the block and upper alternator spacer.
 
Next, we slipped the belt over the pulley then adjusted and tightened the mounting bolts.
     

After re-installing the battery we stripped the old terminal end off the original "key on" wire and tested for 12 volts. Got it.
 
After some stripping and crimping the "key on" wire was connected to the green wire from the PA alternator harness.
     

Making sure everything was clear we started the car.
 
Our idle voltage showed 14.6 volts through the battery.

Conclusion
You'll learn to appreciate the satisfaction of 14.6 volts at 900 RPMs or the sound of an aggressive starter after an install like the one performed here. Both upgrades create a sense of accomplishment but mostly they create a feeling of security that is not attained from increasing horsepower through more performance-oriented upgrades.

 
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