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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-01-2015, 04:47 AM
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I mounted mine tight to the front of the engine, but I have a 700. I looked at mounting it in the center above the driveshaft and using the floor console to cover it. I used a mini GM alternator rated at 70 amps, one wire, or three wire hook ups available. I run two batteries and before the alternator, when the fan cycled on the volts would drop to 12, with the alternator and speeds above 10, the voltage stays at 14.2 when the fan starts! I used a piece of 2" angle iron, and two metal straps plus a 3/8" threaded rod connector for the mount. It is not very tall, so it does not flex. A GM turn buckle is used to adjust tension on the belt, and a spare belt is in place around the driveshaft if I break one on the trail. I posted pictures on my page about the project! Great thing about an alternator is that you can mount them backwards if space is an issue!

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