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Re: [ihc] High Amp Alternator
On Jul 19, 2004, at 11:07 AM, George B Humphrey wrote:
Yep, this poor old guy doesn't even know the difference between a
starter and an alternator any more. The butter has certainly slipped
off his noodles, as my wife likes to say.
I hope you have a good high amp alternator to go with that 135 amp
Green starter. ;^) I thought about getting a Mean Green alt., until I
saw the price, ouch! $350.00
I do also have a Mean Green starter and I considered trying to fake it
to cover my error, but figured that most of you wouldn't buy a 135 amp
designation on a starter.
I thought so too. So, is it possible that you have the fast idle
solenoid which as I remember is connected to a temp sensor, hooked to a
run only circuit rather than one that is live in both the start and run
Speaking of high amp starters, I finally tested the amperage draw of
starter, as you recommended. Don't know if you remember but I was
trouble getting the fast idle solenoid on the Holley Projection to stay
out during cranking. Everything checked out okay. The amperage draw of
the starter was just a little over 200. Still don't know what's causing
the problem. I liked your suggestion to the problem though and though
was going to be the winner.
This would be the next place that I'd look.
Glad it did you good service. I have separate alternator and starter
testers that I got from Montgomery Wards about 40 years ago. I don't
use them often and remembering where I left them is my only problem
I also like the amperage tester from
J.C.Whitney you recommended. Good for testing alts. too.
For those who might not know what we're talking about here, it is about
an inductive amp tester for high current draw. You put the meter next
to the starter cable and read the draw on the meter. J.C. Whitney has
one dirt cheap and George is proof that it works, at least his works. I
probably paid more than this for mine 40 years ago.
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