C101 Alternator Upgrade - The JeepsterMan

C101 Alternator Upgrade

The next piece is the alternator, and just like the distributor we could reuse this all original alternator, but remember... there was a fire under the hood of this vehicle, so you know this thing is toasted. Also, it was a five wire hookup man that is a pain in the butt. So, we're not going to use that. We're going to upgrade to a GM style one wire alternator. Look at that big boy! Now in spite of the size difference this will actually bolt right in place of this original alternator. It's going to give us way more power, and it is a single wire hookup. This is one of the best upgrades that you can do to any vehicle to simplify your wiring and get you the power you need.
Now you're probably wondering where I got all of these nice new brackets here. I didn't! That's the original brackets just cleaned up and painted with a coat of Rustoleum paint. I did the same thing with the valve covers, the thermostat housing, the fan all of this stuff. As you can see you don't have to spend a lot of money when you're doing a project like this. Just take the time to clean things up and detail it, cuz when you start putting it all back together this makes a huge difference.

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