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  1. Looking for 5th gen accesory bracket diagram/pictures

    Engine Topics
    I'm looking for any diagrams or pictures of 5th gen accessory brackets with A/C. I had taken pictures but they got lost after a year. My brackets are scattered now and mixed with extra brackets off other things because I have a thing for collecting too many car parts. HELP!
  2. Whats That Horrible Noise?! Smog Pump?

    Engine Topics
    bowtie smileThis is my first thread so hopefully it's a good one. Well there is a new issue that needs to be dealt with. My 83 Caballero stalled today and I think it has something to do with the horrible noise coming from something under my alternator. Im certain its not the alternator...
  3. 81 Alternator Wires

    Electrical Systems
    I have a silly question. I recently cleaned up my engine compartment. Got rid of all the computer control. Also went aftermarket gauges so no need for any wiring going to the gauge pod. So the question is this. Do I need the wires that attach to the top plug in to the alternator? Or do I just...
  4. charging problem

    Electrical Systems
    my 77 el Camino was running fine but then when driving home from work the charge light came on so I took off the negative cable and it died so I had the alternator checked and it was fine so was the battery now I don't know what to do can someone help me with this
  5. flickering

    Electrical Systems
    85 camino ok when i honk my horn the interior lights flicker, my radio blinks( with my head lights on or off )I checked my alt out put and its at +/- 14.2 pretty solid ... I noticed the ground cable from the alt bracket to radiator support isnt hot at initial touch but if held gets hot...
  6. dual alt help!

    Engine Topics
    Im wanting to do a dual alt setup, but all the kits I find are with AC and PS, which I don't have nor want. The motor is 350 with edlebrock performer I have a double groove water pump pully and tripple crankshaft pully. is there a braket online I can buy? And will I have to get a reverse...
  7. 1 Or 3 Wire Alternator

    Electrical Systems
    I was all set to buy the M.A.D. 1-to-3 wire alternator upgrade kit (see previous post regarding this decision). Taking a closer look at my existing alternator, I noticed there was distinctly more than one wire coming out of the unit. I'm wondering if the PO had already performed a similar...
  8. MAD Electrical?

    Electrical Systems
    I stumbled across this article about dim headlights in 3rd generation Chevy's. According to the author, the electrical system in these cars have an inherent design flaw that causes a nearly 5V drop at the fuse block (and as a result, this low voltage is used by the rest of the systems in the...
  9. Quick Q: 1979 elco alternator, 65 or 85 amp?

    Electrical Systems
    Just tested mine, no juice whatsoever! So I found the culprit to my battery always dead. Someone on CL has a chevy alternator that looks identical to mine for only $20 it looks in good condition too, says he pulled it out of his sand rail... Your thoughts? Too cheap to be true?
  10. 82 305 Alternator upgrade question

    Electrical Systems
    I'm planning on upgrading my alternator in my 82 Royal Knight, but am not sure how large an alternator the stock bracket will handle. At the local parts store, they had upgrades to 85 amp, 100 amp, and 120 amp for my stock engine. Would any of these sizes fit? Also, will this upgrade change...
  11. NEED help with charging system on an 84 elcamino

    Electrical Systems
    i have an 84 elcamino.i have new battery, starter and altenator. all have been tested and good. its not charging right. the voltage output on the altenator jumps around and it test good out of the car.if i use my headlights or heater the voltge immediatley drops and goes pretty much to the red.i...
  12. 1982 electrical trouble

    Electrical Systems
    I'm new to El Camino Central and do not know a lot about electrical systems in cars or cars in general. I have owned my '82 El Camino for 2 1/2 years now. When I bought the cruck I replaced the battery, alternator and starter. For the 5 months I have had electrical issues. My volts light on the...
  13. Please help- how to diagnose drain on battery

    Electrical Systems
    Hi, I posted on here a couple months ago with a similar question. Basically my battery is draining while the engine is on and I would really appreciate any advice on how to diagnose it. I realized this the hard way when the car died in the middle of an intersection and I had to push it through...
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