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Proper category for 3G in a 79?

Just wondering the best and right forum for the information of my 3G alternator installation for my 79. Noobie, 78-79, or Tech?

It's detailed with which model 3G is best (for the 78-79), the materials I used, and how it all ties straight into stock 78-79 harness connecting points.
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I guess I should have read here in the Tech write-up forum description:
(Mods, feel free to correct the Tech write-up description's spelling of "description" over there)

"A technical write up consists of a detailed discription, pictures and information of a particular repair, install or modification."
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I guess I should have read here in the Tech write-up forum description:
(Mods, feel free to correct the Tech write-up description's spelling of "description" over there)

"A technical write up consists of a detailed discription, pictures and information of a particular repair, install or modification."
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Will do if I can find it.
I searched through all of your posts here, but found none on the 3g title. So I am guessing that you are in process of writing it, but didn't get it posted yet.

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Yo T,
Will do if I can find it.
I searched through all of your posts here, but found none on the 3g title. So I am guessing that you are in process of writing it, but didn't get it posted yet.
Yes. In progress. I just wanted to put it in the right place when I finish. I'm typing outside of here so I can edit, copy, and paste to post it.

What I was talking about correcting is the description of the Technical Write Ups forum. Just a hint of OCD on my part.
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Ok, no problemo. Will change title.
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Depending on the amperage of your alternator sme things gotta be move around and the main alternator lead needs upgrading. I upped the cable to 1/0 for the charging lead, moved the battery + lead by the solenoid for charging and gauge and moved the alternator + lead to the output terminal for the regulator and charge/discharge gauge. Also added a breaker mounted next to the voltage regulator, I used M class oil resistant cable and used copper HD tin plated copper lugs I soldered in place. For 3G being internal regulated some stuff will need to be removed like regulator field, stator and regulator. If it were me I would get an external adjustable regulator and 2G big case as it has better cooling, and it goes 110 amp at idle and 215 at full RPM. I bolted mine in yesterday, fits nice and I can juice the voltage from 13-18 volts cut out. Also if the regulator takes a crap it is much cheaper and easier to service.
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Depending on the amperage of your alternator sme things gotta be move around and the main alternator lead needs upgrading. I upped the cable to 1/0 for the charging lead, moved the battery + lead by the solenoid for charging and gauge and moved the alternator + lead to the output terminal for the regulator and charge/discharge gauge. Also added a breaker mounted next to the voltage regulator, I used M class oil resistant cable and used copper HD tin plated copper lugs I soldered in place. For 3G being internal regulated some stuff will need to be removed like regulator field, stator and regulator. If it were me I would get an external adjustable regulator and 2G big case as it has better cooling, and it goes 110 amp at idle and 215 at full RPM. I bolted mine in yesterday, fits nice and I can juice the voltage from 13-18 volts cut out. Also if the regulator takes a crap it is much cheaper and easier to service.
Thanks. Yes, I have it all sorted and worked out. My only "noobie" part of this thread was which forum to put my post in because I didn't read the description of the Technical Write Ups. I just have to finish composing my Tech Write-up and then I'll post all about it.
I'm working on it with pictures and everything. It'll be in the Technical Write Up forum in a few days.
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