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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    If you find a shorter belt, could you identify the part number?

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetals View Post
    For the front, I used two jacks and the oem jacking points.

    Get it up high enough after chocking the rear wheels and install the ramps.

    For the rear, two jacks (one each) underneath the wheel spring seats as the oem jacking points will not let me jack it up high enough.

    FYI I feel safer under the car now then I ever did with jack stands.
    Cool, what size/height are they ?

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    Quote Originally Posted by jmargo View Post
    Cool, what size/height are they ?
    They have different ones available, the ones I use are 10" high.

    http://www.raceramps.com/car-display-ramps.aspx

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    Are you happy with the 10" or would the 12" be better ?

    Sorry for the Hijack...

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    Quote Originally Posted by jmargo View Post
    Are you happy with the 10" or would the 12" be better ?

    Sorry for the Hijack...
    I bought them used so I didn't get a choice in height.

    The 10" gives me plenty of room (even with the car lowered 1") to roll around on my Bone creeper.

    http://www.bonecreeper.com

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    Here is a good one.

    MECHMAN implies that you need to add wires to the high output alternator.

    A redundant hot and ground of 1 gauge.

    That is BIG PHUCKING WIRE!

    I decided to use 4 gauge as that is about all I can deal with, given the limited space.

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    After reconsideration, I went back to the smaller pulley which came mounted on the replacement.

    I had some time to think about it and if that is what MECHMAN recommends, then I will use it.

    I ordered some super flex 1 gauge in red and black.

    I just hope it doesn't turn the battery into an IED.

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    How do you crimp 1awg wire, links?

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    I'm interested how you install and wire this. Do you plan to provide pics?

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    Quickcable is my recommendation for this stuff.

    Additionally many batterys plus stores carry crimp ends, and have a crimper in store for use.

    If not, find a shop that works on electric fork lifts, they should be able to help out.

    You can also do a solder bath, but that is a PITA.

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    Wire is high flex:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Red & black with diameters about the size of a little finger.

    I ordered a crimper, hydraulic type:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    As for crimps, I am using the copper type with a long barrel like these: http://www.amazon.com/Pico-Battery-Tubular-Terminals-Package/dp/B00030CYD8/ref=pd_sim_hi_27

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    o, it ended up costing about $150.00 more for parts plus the approximate $500.00 (for the alternator) to install the thing properly.

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    Here are some pics:

    Mantech alternator mounted with power steering pump moved (CAI removed).

    Alternator mounted.

    Rear of alternator (notice the 0 gauge terminal)

    Wire, with dime for comparison of diameters (big huh!).

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    Heavy,

    Just for comparison, here are the same parts I have used before:

    Crimper : http://www.quickcable.com/products.php?pageId=535
    Cable :http://www.quickcable.com/products.php?pageId=103
    Lugs: http://www.quickcable.com/products.php?pageId=319

    Or you can order custom made lengths with the ends you want:
    http://www.quickcable.com/products.php?pageId=111

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    Good stuff.

    I had Greenlee stuff where I used to work, and access to the best wire and materials.

    No more since I retired, now out of my own pocket.

    I still had to order heat shielding for the cables.

    Also, FYI you don't want to use rubber insulation under a hood as it bakes out and cracks worse then some of the PVC stuff.

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    I've had that quickcable welding wire under hood for many years, without any real damage. It's not real rubber Still flexes like new.

    I've had quite a bit of experience with those quickcable pieces in a previous life, many thousands of connections, and never a failure, under some rough racing conditions.

    sorry for the thread jack, just other options for those looking.

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