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Old 08-18-2012, 04:12 PM   #16  
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Are there other high output alternators that will bolt on?
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I had the same questions on the other amp size. I also would like to know Jim where you got those grounding blocks from (7th pic from the top)? I have looked all over to include the NOCO site and have not been able to find anything like it. Are these home made? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:09 AM   #18  
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Sorry guys, about the grounding blocks,

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I got them by removing them from these Gould Shawmut Distribution Blocks, they are about $35.00 new.

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I got these from a surplus electronics for a I think $1.00 each.

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Old 08-25-2012, 06:32 AM   #19  
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The link says the alternator's not available.
By just checking for the 110-555JHO alternator on the internet shows Freightliner of Savannah has them on sale for $159.99.

http://www.dtna-apps.com/AbpSpecials...il.asp?dc=RXFD

So just pick a local Heavy Truck Parts and see if they stock them.

I looks like Prestolite maybe does not manufacture them any more as it was superseded several times but there were probably millions of them made so there are plenty of them out there and if you cannot find a new one there will be plenty of re-manufactured ones.

Also I have not tried one yet but the Delco Remy 24SI 8600310 is a drop in replacement and is actually a bit smaller in size, although I do not know the cost.

You want a J-180 mount, not the pad mount.

http://www.delcoremy.com/Documents/B...-Brochure.aspx

You can do all kinds of tricks with these alternators, like mount the diodes externally on a giant fan cooled heat sink, remote regulators.

Hope this is of some help.

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Also I have not tried one yet but the Delco Remy 24SI 8600310 is a drop in replacement and is actually a bit smaller in size, although I do not know the cost.

You want a J-180 mount, not the pad mount.

http://www.delcoremy.com/Documents/B...-Brochure.aspx

You can do all kinds of tricks with these alternators, like mount the diodes externally on a giant fan cooled heat sink, remote regulators.

Hope this is of some help.

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If I hadn't bought a 200A large case alt (from a Viper / SRT-10) I'd use a 200A
Delco 28SI 8600313 due to the easy availability of internal parts, OEM. They come in 160, 180 and 200A from the factory. The 200A can be had for $250 shipped, from saase.
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Jim, what brand of cable crimp tool are you using there? Looks like a bench mount. I have been looking at the Greenlee hand held but the bite surface looks small. yours looks like a good 3/8"
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Old 11-09-2016, 07:26 AM   #22  
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Here are the cable crimpers that I have, they are from NOCO Battery Products.

https://www.amazon.com/NOCO-D1450-Be.../dp/B00DTLOKOY

And here are the rest of their fine products.

I was an electrician working on Class-A motorcoaches and I told them I needed some parts so they bought me about $2000.00 worth of tools, battery lugs and rolls of welding cable, I took them with me when I left.

Here are some of the lugs I got in my kit.

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Here are the cable crimpers that I have, they are from NOCO Battery Products.

https://www.amazon.com/NOCO-D1450-Be.../dp/B00DTLOKOY

And here are the rest of their fine products.

I was an electrician working on Class-A motorcoaches and I told them I needed some parts so they bought me about $2000.00 worth of tools, battery lugs and rolls of welding cable, I took them with me when I left.

Here are some of the lugs I got in my kit.

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Jim:

I would very much like to put new ends on my battery cables like you have. However I can't justify spending a lot of money on the crimping tools that you have. What is your opinion of this tool?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...170_em_1p_1_lm

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Edwin,
If you are not going to do a big production run on cables, they work fine although I hear the cheap ones from China get beat apart easily,

I think the crimp would be tighter than only staking one side.
Forney is an old welder company, they make good stuff.
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If you are not going to do a big production run on cables, they work fine although I hear the cheap ones from China get beat apart easily,

I think the crimp would be tighter than only staking one side.
Forney is an old welder company, they make good stuff.
I looked earlier in this thread and I see that your battery cables are #3/0 AWG. Is this the same as 000 AWG? I just went out and measured the bare part of my ground cable and it looks to be 0000 AWG or in your terminology #4/0. Does that sound reasonable? Basically my cables are HUGE but I want to be sure I get the correct stuff before I start in on it. The P.O. put some universal bolt on terminals but they are corroding and not reliable.

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Edwin, this is the one that you would want to do your 4/0 cables.

And yea, they work fine as long as you pay attention.

https://www.amazon.com/Hobart-770122...hammer+crimper
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I like this one better. Now I just have to find the terminals.

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What size hole do you need?

These are 3/8"

https://www.amazon.com/Pico-Battery-...SA9S1J2FVBZ47N
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What size hole do you need?

These are 3/8"

https://www.amazon.com/Pico-Battery-...SA9S1J2FVBZ47N
Actually I was looking for these:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O7S8ZXK...=IL7EF3V1I67GA

Thanks. Amazon is becoming a really good source for hard to find stuff that the auto parts guys just look at you funny if you ask for them.
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