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How do you change corvette 283 motor with a generator to an alternator?
September 13, 2011 12:12AM
The easiest way is to get a late model one-wire alternator, I think circa mid 80's. As by its description, you hook one wire to the battery---and you are charging. It's got the voltage regulator built in. Of course, you will need to figure out how to hook up you alt/ charge light. You'll also need the late model alternator brackets from a junker-or get new chrome ones.
Your next cheaper but more labor intensive is to get the alternator, brackets, voltage regulator, and wiring harness from a late 60's to late 70's gm product. Again, you'll need to figure out how to wire the charge light. If I remember right you'll need a hot wire from the fuse box to excite the alternator to charge. I had a 74 Monte Carlo that blew the instrument panel fuse and it quit charging.