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I've been searching at the 'yards and online for a CS altenator (the junkyard dog comes out
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Has anyone run these? Or is this just overkill from the 105amp version?

I'm running my dual windstar fans, MSD box and an amp for my stereo.

Can anyone recommend what gauge wire to run off the altenator for that amperage?

I'm an ME in training so I don't remember too much from my circuits classes other than V=IR
to save my life!

Joe

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I'm guessing a good 10 gage wire should do it based on what you have in the car. Just because the alternator is capable of more current, doesn't mean you will need or use that much.
 

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I just got a NEW CS144 140 amp from a 95 Caddie for $50 on Ebay. There are a lot of them on there, just be patient. The CS144 is the biggest, most powerful, most reliable alt that GM makes. It might take a little tweeking on the brackets to make it fit. The CS130 is smaller, and will work fine, but for the price of the 144, no contest.

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>It might take a little tweeking on the brackets to make it fit. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Bob,
When you get the altenator in and throw it on the Chevelle will you let us know if it fits with minimum mods? Thanks.

Joe

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