Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Yerington, Nevada
Re: Thoughts on Alternator Wiring for 65
Those alternators, the "CS" series, are pure trouble, and usually live up to their reputation.
Itf it were me, and I have done this to so many systems to resolve CS failure and trouble instances, get rid of it, and put a sensible, easy to wire with ONE battery to alternator cable, and ONE short jumper wire, to make a single wire 12SI alternator, they simply do mot break, fail, and they work far, far better than any CS alternator ever has.
I have replaced EVERY CS junk pile alternator on every car I own that came with one, and the one on my Toyota, with a simple, low cost single wire modded 12SI, and not one of them has ever failed. Even my neighbor's MOPAR dump truck stopped killing MOPAR alternators after we swapped his for a nice, stock, single wired 12SI in his big Dodge.
Brackets, common sense, think them out, cut, drill, weld if needed, instant brackets.