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By the way... Of all the trucks I looked at throughout the various years most had the CS130 or AD244 with the 10 and 2 ear mount.

The CS144 I found actually came out of a Buick Park Avenue Ultra :)
 

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Yep mine came from a 95 Cadillac Fleetwood and the other a 94 caprice.

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Truck running and @ idle grabbed my multimeter and checked the voltage.. 14.6 volts :D

Glad to have that CS140 installed.
 

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I think mine is going out.

When it does, I am going to put a cs 130 on it.
 

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I have a alternator that on a 1992 GMC pickup with a 5.7 V8.

Is it possible to put this on my 1987 Chevy R10 with a 4.3 V6?
Its starting to fail and I want to replace and upgrade.

Kill two birds with one stone.
 

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Also if you dont have a dash light you have to get the adapter with the little diode in it they do make two types it will have a black piece of heat shrink in the middle with a little 1/4 bump in it thats the diode. Or put a light bulb in line with it...not sure what it does but you need it

What dash light do you mean? The battery idiot light?
 

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Yup dash idiot light if you have one you dont need the plug with a chip in it
 

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I still think that needing a resistor is hogwash. GM made millions of vehicles with a CS130 and no warning light (gauge instead) and they didn't have any type of resistor in the wiring. My '88 and '90 Burbs included. Same with several of my Celebrities, which I have the factory service manuals for. The wiring diagram shows no resistor of any kind on the gauge-equipped cars. I converted my '86 Camaro years ago to a CS 144 and did not use a resistor, it still works fine to this day. It doesn't hurt to run one, I will say that... but I think NEEDING one is an old wive's tale.
 

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Well the cs144 finally gave in... The crown Vic fan, sub/ amp, a.c., and head lights killed the bridge rectifier while i was idling at a stop light. Really it was more so the fan with its initial high speed amp draw. I made it home just fine, but wouldn't start the next morning. The hunt begins for a couple parts. A smaller 5 rib pulley to make the alternate start charging earlier, beefier bridge rectifier, brush holder assembly, and a new voltage regulator with a 14.8 set point. I also will be adding another xs agm battery to match the one connected to the sub amp.
This alternator has seen a beating and taken it like a champ! I'd recommend it to anyone. I'll be getting the parts from alternatorparts.com

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That 14.8 is set a little hot isn't it? 13.8 is what I prefer, and I know guys have gone 14.2, but 14.8 is likely to burn out your light bulbs a bit quick.
 

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Your correct after my post i looked up info on Steve made forums on agm batts. Then called up the folks at alternator parts to confirm that agm batts last say longer if the charging voltage is regulated at 13.8. When i spoke to the guy at alternator parts he sent mine a link to a adjustable regulator. I'll use it and make the set point 13.8. I'll be getting a heavy duty rectifier, adjustable voltage regulator, capacitor, and brush assembly from them.

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Now you're talking. Increasing amps is all good, and the heavier duty parts etc, but voltage regulation is important so you don't cook your filaments and stereo equipment, and any other accessories.
 

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I really must say this alternator took a beating. In pretty impressed. Dang radiator cracked open on the side where the coil meets the trans cooler. If it ain't one thing it's another...ugh.

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Just bought the powermaster 200amp cs144 waiting on the 200amp duel battery isolater now. Then shes going in....
 

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I am a couple weeks away from doing a serpentine swap on my truck. This will enable me to use the cs 130 alternator.
 

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