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(personal opinion alert!). Why even bother with some special powder coating?
EVERYTHING is better with powder coating!
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So what is the story on the one you now have, is it for sale or just a paper weight ?
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I'm just gonna keep it as a conversation piece.

nah, I'm trying to sell it, check in the for sale threads. Or shoot me a pm if you're interested. The included accessories will vary a little, I think I'm keeping the fancy red wire Igot from Jp7. But I have a 7ft precut stretch of clear Monster 1/0 with a 1/0 terminal on one end, and the kicker terminal for the battery end.
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go big or go home. haha. I got some good overtime this week anyway.

There isn't much info on the website, but here it is.
www.singeralternators.com

I'm sure there are plenty of people wondering, why, why this, and why that. Well, as they say, it's my money and my truck. I understand powdercoating an alternator can seem a little extravagant, but I figured I might as well, just cause it's "neat". I have read good things about his alternators from searching the web, I've had quite a bit of contact with him, and I decided to give him a try.
Thanks for the info, Crooooow. (lol) I'll have to ponder it a little. I've been considering rebuilding and upgrading a 3G alt myself for a quarter the cost. Figured it'd be a good first time challenge for me. But haven't fully pulled the trigger yet. Again, thanks for the info.

Yeah Yeah Yeah...that's why I had that personal opinion spoiler alert! lol. The fact it's your money your truck is a given. lol.
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Old 08-06-2012
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I have my alternator (finally) installed with pics and fire.

So, here it is, all pretty. It has a pretty tiny overdrive pulley. You can see it compared to stock. A slightly larger pulley was also included. Connections are all the same as factory compared to the DC power alternator I had. I also really feel like the DC power had a more solid build quality, or at least it looked better. (apart from not being blue)







So, when I started it the first time, to check the belt, and everything else to make sure it was back in place, I first noticed it seems to have a little whine, like a supercharger. which Is ok I guess, I dunno. But I also noticed a sort of weird smell, maybe sweet? couldn't see anything obvious. I shut it off, and smoke started rolling off the alternator. I thought at first I could be melting some wiring or the belt or something but it was definitely coming out of the housing.

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So, I could never draw smoke again after that. I drove it down the road and back, checked it out. Everything seems fairly normal. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on it.... I have my old alternator now for emergencies, and all the tools to swap it out.

As far as actual performance... I can rev my engine and see the voltmeter jump up. It's analog so I don't have an exact value. Looks like it's about 14. But, I am still getting dimming. I do have an idea though. The power wire is running from the alternator, to an accessory post on the battery. The amp is actually wired to a second HOT post. so the current is actually going through the battery anyway. I think I am going to try and just hook the amp 4 gauge to the same post as the hot wire, effectively hooking the alternator 1/0 to the amp as well as direct to the battery. That way, when the amp is pulling its power, it will pull from the alternator, and not the battery, hopefully. Otherwise, I will probably look at getting an isolator or a separator and mount another battery somewhere, but I don't really want to do that.

Here are my battery connections. Big Red is from the alternator. Big white goes to a distro block and the amp.



Here are some general install pics



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Simple green that engine! But it could be since it was new and painted that it smoked a bit.
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X2 on the smoke... it could have had some paint or excess lubricant in there.

Lookin' good!

We're gonna have to get you a digital voltmeter so you can see exactly what your voltage is at all times
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As for the paint, It is powdercoat and I assume would have been painted only the housing.

This is the response from Mike Singer
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In terms of the noise my ambulance model actually makes the same exact sound (this is usually the result of the new rotor working with the high output stator that is in the alternator). As far as the smoke goes, it could be either the factory insulation glue residue burning off the stator (kind of like the break in period for a voice coil on a subwoofer) or it could have been the coating I have on the front of the rotors I use (also would just burn off). Take a look at the voltage and make sure the alternator is obviously charging (if it is and voltage is around 14V then you know that it was nothing that was harmful to the alternator in any way). The new brushes also have a break in period as well which is usually around a month or so.
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