View Full Version : Where to run alternator wire 84 stars and stripes? Putting in stereo
03-04-2014, 07:59 PM
I'm putting in a stereo and I'm going to upgrade the original 35 amp alternator and will be putting in a 105 amp from DB electrical (after reading on here for a bit this seems to be the one everyone goes with) and everyone is saying upgrade the wire to 4 gauge. I can't seem to figure out where the wire needs to be ran, I thought people where saying it needed to be ran to the breaker but when I follow the wire from the alternator it runs back toward the dash somewhere.
03-04-2014, 09:04 PM
If your talking about the charge wire just run it to the battery or the battery lead on the starter, should fix ya up nice. Love your s&s btw!
03-04-2014, 09:14 PM
Not sure running it to the starter is correct. I would think running it to the battery or the Starter solenoid would be ok. Same terminal on the Solenoid that the lead from the battery goes to.
03-05-2014, 12:48 AM
So I would be fine just running the charge wire directly from the alternator to the starter? Where does it run now?
03-05-2014, 07:08 AM
Here is the 351 wiring diagram, hope it helps.
03-05-2014, 07:49 AM
1. Find the positive cable from the Battery.
2. connect the wire from the Alternator to either end of the cable you found in step 1.
03-05-2014, 07:51 AM
I just installed one on my 1990 last month from DB Electrical. You will likely also have to drill out the mounting hole on the alternator a bit larger for the existing bolt to fit thru it.