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Stop Solenoid & Alt questions
I had the stop solenoid replaced awhile back and here's the problem, it works fine when in the slip and SP is hooked up, however, underway it don't work worth a crap, now this really isn't big deal to kill it manually but I want to get it right.
I explained the problem to the shop and was told " there must be a voltage drop " so I checked the wiring and what I noticed was the wire from the button to the solenoid was #10 copper ( so that gets replaced ) and from the soleniod the alternator was a new ( by mechanic ) #12 or possibly #14 tinned ( my wiring diagram shows #10 ) so could this be the source of the drop ??
Also, I have a older 10si DelcoRemy Alt ( 63 amp ) and I'm looking to get closer to the 100 amp mark, now this alt was used on 69-late 70's model yr GM products, early 80's GM's went to a 12si alt ( same housing ) which ran anywhere from just under 100 amp up to 108 amp and use the same 1/2 belt.
So now I'm thinking, why spend several hundreds of dollars on a 100 amp Balmar alt when I could spend just over a 100.00 on a Delco/Duralast, especially since the one I have now has been in there from the beginning ( not counting rebuilds if any ) and at that price I could have new spare or two
What do ya think good ??, bad??
1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )
Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can change and Rum to accept the things I can't
Last edited by poopdeckpappy; 08-23-2009 at 03:42 AM.