I just posted up a question about the wiring in my engine compartment, but I need some special help with the Alternator.
The CS144 I am using is from a '94 caddy that is putting out 140 amps. I chose this particular model as suggested over at ifsja.org because the engine I am using is from a FSJ and it has the correct clocking.
So having reviewed the wiring diagram in my Hayes book for 80-83 models, I have developed the following questions:
1. From the alternator plug, the brown wire #78 connects to position 75A on the fuse panel on the engine side. On the passenger side of the fuse panel it is again call 78 and runs to the ignition switch. I am using the NAPA adapter EC82 which is supposed to have the correct resistance. Can I run the wire #78 directly to position 75A from the adapter plug?
2. From the alternator plug, the gauge 10 wire #12E connects to the starter solenoid on the positive side. Does this wire require a fusible link and if so what size?
3. Having searched here and other places about installing a CS144, a new wire is needed to connect the back of the alternator to the positive side of the starter solenoid, #12. It has been suggested that a gauge 2 wire is needed to handle the amperage. Also a fusible link is needed in this wire and I am wondering what size fusible link?
4. Finally from the positive side of the starter solenoid a gauge 10 wire runs to the fuse panel to position 12G. According to Haynes, this wire also requires a fusible link and I would like to know what size?
Again I am a complete electrical novice and if what I have asked above makes no sense, please help me figure out what I should be asking.