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Old 10-07-2010, 11:33 AM   #31
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The new pics worked out great, but I'm having trouble figuring out where you put the wire for the Engine block to Ground on the engine...
AK_cowboy it goes from the front of the passenger front strut to the bolt on the Tensioner pulley.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:24 PM   #32
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AK_cowboy it goes from the front of the passenger front strut to the bolt on the Tensioner pulley.
Awesome, thanks man. Us cowboys got to stick together
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:58 AM   #33
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on some of my other cars and trucks ive had to upgrade my altenator... without paying a high price for a aftermarket alt.. i always tried and find an alt off an police car..or ambulance.. they come from the factory with the higher output alts.. figured id let you in on that secret my dad showed me.. thats what i did on an old caprice,crown vic i had... and got an alt on my f250 from an ambulance.....

Ive also read alot on the big 3.... and this is the correct way to do it as hes telling you... alot of people dont do the ground wires.. they just do the altenator wires..gotta do the grounds too....... you cannot have to many grounds
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GEAT JOB ON THE WRITE UP....soooo detailed!! I've got my Big 3 made of 4 guage wire/cable!!
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Would you suppose this would work on ANY truck or car? I'm liking the lack of voltage drop and am considering doing this on my 94' F150. Heck, maybe even my 09' Escape, if it's worth it....

Oh, yeah, are you just adding wire? You don't remove the old, factory grounds and alternator wires, do you?
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Okay guys here are the updated pics. I've messaged Jon to add a message from me into the first post so that anyone that opens the thread sees it first and can easily find this post. Let me know if you have any questions. Hope this helps some of you out. The pictures should be self-explanatory when it comes to cable locations, but let me know if you have any questions. I'll repeat what I said in the original post: this isn't a set-in-stone way....it's the way I did it.
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:03 PM   #37
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will this setup work with the old style Alt.?i.e. I have a '91 150 xltl lariat and am wanting to do this. Has anybody with this gen.( 87-91) ever tried it?
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:59 PM   #38
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what year was the truck in the pic? i have an 03 xlt 4.6 and mine looks different
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can i get a better shot from the engine to the frame to see exactly where it's coming from on the engine? thanks a ton man an great write up!
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:48 PM   #40
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Great write up! I will def be doing this!
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