Who has had sucess with running an alternator on a high (9k) rpm engine? Which alternator did you use? How was the reliability and longevity? Thanks in advance.
Where do you get your pulleys? I have been looking to change from a v-belt to a gilmer setup. I need a 2-1 ratio for the alternator and I have a 1 inch mandrel..
Forgot to mention I always use the HTD system.
I've used Gilmer & V-belts and the HTD stuff is much better.
Less stress & strain on the shaft, and I have never lost a belt like I did in the old days with a V-belt.
It makes absolutely no difference what the engine rpm is.
If you do it right, the alt will spin the exact same on a 900" torque monster, and a 300" comp screamer.
That's why I have Jones set up all my pulley's and gears, they know what each needs to run properly.