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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Back up on blocks for winter work in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Wire showed up, here are pics of the cables I fabled that will go from the alternator to the battery. ...
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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    Wire showed up, here are pics of the cables I fabled that will go from the alternator to the battery.

    Also, the isolation mounts for the X pipe were separated so I had to replace those also.

    Found a beefier one on Ebay.

    Tag is specs on the new alternator.
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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    That shrink tubing looks like its the kind that doesn't have the sealant inside that makes it water tight. What kind did you use? btw what's an x-pipe? exhaust?

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    The shrink is non sealant type I got a while ago.

    X pipe is the exhaust.

    I use that instead of a resonator.

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    <threadjack>

    Heavy, saw this, and for some reason instantly thought of you:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/920064946/oscilloscope-watch

    </threadjack>

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    You would be surprised at the stuff I was involved with back in the early 90's.

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    That was about the last time I needed a scope

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    Here are pics of the redundant alternator cables with heat wrap & installed.

    I added a "star" washer to the bolt for ground (used alternator mounting bolt).
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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    What size/grade wire did you end up going with? link plz

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

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    What size/grade wire did you end up going with? link plz
    Refer to post #38.

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    Here are pics of the headers reinstalled showing off the hot jet coat and the wires run to the battery.

    Those are a bitch to work with.
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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    Just an update FWIW.

    IT IS TOO GD COLD!

    I will not work or lay on my back on a creeper in a cold garage.

    Forget it. I will wait till it warms up a little.

    I have heaters, but I just am not gonna go throughout the trouble.

    I have beer also. That I will go through the trouble for.

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    PROGRESS!

    Exhaust is reinstalled, coil pacs and wiring installed.

    Eat your hearts out, it is 80 deg F here so the garage is perfect to work in.

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    Urg, this is what I have:


    IMG_20131210_095454.jpg

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    I was just changing my oil in 15 degree weather. Grow a pair!

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    Re: Back up on blocks for winter work

    Jim,

    Wait till we're old like Heavy. We may want to wait for that nice warm garage

    Nothing against old age Heavy, we're all on the way there

    Ron

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