Single wire alternator

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echemike@earthlink.net

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Scott Moses wrote:
I'm replacing my generator and idiot light, with a single wire
alternator

Scott:You might want to reconsider using a single wire alternator on
your amphicar. One wire alternators are usually not recommended and
are intended for cars with high idle speeds. It will act as a
generator at low idle and probably won't charge at idle or low rpm's.

Then again maybe fellow amphibians have used them with good luck.
Anybody used a single wire alternator on their amphi?

Mike
 
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Moses, Scott, Civ

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I have installed my single wire alternator and so far it works as
advertised. I used a GM 60 amp because that's what I had laying around.
I get 14.7 volts at idle and 14.8 volts at 60 MPH. The lower bracket
mounted to the original generator mount on the engine and I made an
adjustable bracket for the top. A new 43 inch belt and a single wire to
the battery. Total cost was $45.

Scott Moses
Kansas
 
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