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    If the alternator's output is connected directly to the battery or the battery post on the starter (same point electrically) the ammeter would be fine as long as more high draw accessories are not added (electric fans, or a large draw stereo system for instance) that would cause more amperage flow through the ammeter than it is rated for.
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    Bob: do you ha've pictures of your installation for us to see?
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    Matt, you mention alternator do you also mean Generator. Vin
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    No, If one was to replace the generator with an alternator (like a Powergen that looks like the original generator) that would have more output than the generator it replaces, the added wire would be a way to protect the ammeter and original wiring from damage due to the ability of the alternator being able to produce more current than the original ammeter and wiring was designed to handle. As Rodparts mentioned if additional electrical consumers are added to the car, connecting them directly to the battery or battery side of the starter solenoid (after installing the addition wire from the alternator) would prevent smoking any original electrical components.
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    Additional accessories would need to be fused, of course.
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    It's a Powergen 25582106, the Ford mounting, 380 bucks. I took it to a local auto electric shop and had them remove everything from the case because the case was painted, I had it powder coated and while it was empty I drilled and tapped (10-32) 2 holes near the back end. I then put screws in from the inside to duplicate the posts for the field and the other one (I forget what it is called) then connected wires of the correct colors and ran them over to the frame where I tied them off. They don't do anything but will deceive almost anyone. Then back to the shop for reassembly. I used the original cast pulley so it looks perfect. Jay, I tried to take a picture of it but it's under the compressor bracket and I can't see hardly any of it. I will jack it up and see if I can get a picture from underneath.
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    Bob: the part # you gave us is for the 6 volt unit. The 12 volt units in black have 4 different part #s depending on pulley belt size - either 3/8" or 1/2" - and whether you want the a dash indicator light terminal.
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    Sorry I'll look again and post it with the pic.
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    It's a Power gen 82101-2. It now has a powdercoated case and the 2 small studs in the top, don't know if they do anything but the ad says only one wire needed. IMG_1876.jpgIMG_1877.jpg These are the best pictures I can get.
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    The 82101 -2 has an auxiliary terminal for an idiot light on the dash. It costs about $20-$30 more than one without the dash light. Did you use the dash light on your car? The pulley that comes with it is a 3/8" single groove pulley so one would need an original generator for it's 2 groove pulley. Your pictures are great - thanks!
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