Finished installing everything and filled it up today. I Let it idle for 20 mins or so and it stayed between 190-200 degrees so I will have to wait for the next hot day to run it harder and see what happens. I am going to heat wrap the exhaust as well to keep the floors a little cooler I also like these signal lights Creepy. They are a simple look and cheap to replace as well.
There hasn't been much action on this forum lately so why not bring my old project thread back from the dead. I haven't done much with the old CJ the last couple years. I never got around to swapping the transmission or transfer case like I wanted to but I think I will this spring.
I was tired of snow blowing and decided to rig up a cheap plow setup this winter. I made up a frame bracket and used the winch to lift and lower it. Worked pretty well except my terrible electrical system couldn't keep up and it had to be put on the battery charger often. Added 2 sets of cheap amazon led lights that worked pretty good. My uncle found an old electric/hydraulic pump that I want to try to get working next winter. It would be way better if I could angle it as well but it is still much funner than snow blowing.
I also just bought a new CS130 alternator to replace the old school 10SI model on the small block chevy. The newer style alts put out way more amps at idle (around 90) than the old one can at all (60ish I think at 4500 rpm). My 10si was running at 12 volts if the electric fan and lights were on. Hoping this helps out a lot. That is my next project.
I installed and hooked up the new alternator today. The new CS130 was ordered for a 92 Chevrolet G30 van with 6.5L diesel. That same alternator comes on many other vehicles too but most of them do not have the 6 and 12 clocking and a V-belt pulley so you'd have to change one on. It bolts up the same as the old one but the wiring is a little different. I bought a new plug in for it and added a 500 ohm resistor to the ignition wire. For my own future reference/ anyone else ever wanting to upgrade an old sbc charging system, the harness is labelled S, L, F, and P.
S wire is the heavier gauge voltage sensing wire that can connect to the alt output post or the battery +. L wire gets hooked to keyed ignition and needs to be hooked to either a dummy light in the dash or a 50~500ohm resistor. The other 2 wires don't need to be used. P can be hooked up for a tachometer signal. F is connected internally to field positive, and may be used as a fault indicator. Reference alternatorparts.com/cs130-sbpage1.html
The main wire to the battery from the post should be at least 8 gauge now that it can put out more amperage. I changed that wire, hooked up a battery - disconnect switch inside and the wire to the starter with 4 gauge a while ago already.
Next up will be adding a little switch panel inside for the accessory lights and maybe a cutoff switch for the electric fan. Also need to get one of the tsls fixed that keeps going flat.
Last Edit: Apr 9, 2016 19:25:12 GMT -4 by davidson