Can anybody out there tell me what i have to do to convert my old style GM alt to one wire ?
I thought there was a way to do it,i'm goin out to the shop in a bit ,thanksIf it has the two terminal plug setup and the hot lug on the back.....
Run your hot wire (from 12v source) to the hot lug on the back of the Alt.
Then run a smaller jumper wire from that lug to the #2 spade on the two plug terminal (eliminate original plug).
You do not need to run anything to the #1 terminal unless you want your idiot light to work. It hooks up to #1.
I have done this in the past with success..
On my set up,I did not have to put a jumper wire on,just bought the self exciting regulator and all I had to do was run a wire to the battery for charging...The jumper wire from the hot lug excites the 'field' in the alternator causing it to start charging. RPM varies depending on the way the unit is wound. Usually not very high.