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I did a search and didnt really find what I was looking for. Id like to solve the headlight dimming problem, when sitting at stop light. I know putting a smaller pulley on the alternator may work, but I would perfer to get an alternator that has more output at idle. My wiring is now set up to deal with a high output alternator. I looked on the powermaster website, they have a couple with 70 amp output at idle, but they dont really tell you how much fabrication you have to do the mounting. Im also not sure if I want to go with the self exciting type (one wire). Has anyone solved this problem?, bracket fabrication isnt a problem, I can do that. Factory 100 amp brackets are all gone in my area, so Im out of luck with it being easy. Silver star headlights are great, except when Im sitting at a light, lol. Thanks
 

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I talked to Powermaster about the bracket modification they mention, and he told me it was just a little grinding on the bracket to clearance the fan. The fan on the Powermaster is external, so it would contact the stock bracket.
Too bad you can't get the factory 100 amp brackets, that is a cheap way to go if you also find a working alternator like I was fortunate enough to find. :D
 

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ok, thanks guys, i think i should be able to take care of the problem either way. I already had the relays on the headlights, but after I rewired everything, I have battery voltage at the headlights, so I dont use them anymore. With everything on at idle in drive, battery voltage drops to about 10 to 11.5 volts. Gos up to 14 as soon as get the rpm above 1100. Maybe its time for an alternator anyway. Thanks again
 

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In my area there's this little obscure starter/generator/alternator specialty rebuild shop, they custom built me a 100 amp alternator using a small case for my old lady's Duster. And from experience don't use a self exciting alt, they don't charge for crap at idle. If you're really fab savvy you can swap to a GM/Ford style alternator, and have an internally regulated super high amp deal, with an easy as cake 2-wire hook up.
 
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