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65 Amp Alternator in a Hawk?

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  • 65 Amp Alternator in a Hawk?

    -63 Avanti R1
    -61 Champ 6E5 122\"
    -57 Transtar 3E5/7 112\"
    -58 Golden Hawk

  • #2
    Lennart, I don't think it will matter if the amp gage swings all the way over and bumps into the pin. However, the real risk with putting an alternator that is a higher output than the original is that the original wiring was only designed to carry 35 amps. With more load and more output from the alternator you could run the risk of melting wires or worse yet setting them on fire.

    Tim K.
    '64 R2 GT Hawk
    Tim K.
    \'64 R2 GT Hawk


    • #3
      No problem with the wiring since you'll be running a new wire to the battery anyway if it's internally regulated.

      64 Commander 2 dr.
      64 GT Hawk R2 clone
      64 Daytona HT
      63 Cruiser
      63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
      63 Avanti R1
      63 Daytona convert
      63 Lark 2 door
      63 Lark 2 door #2
      62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
      62 Lark 2 door
      60 Lark HT
      60 Hawk
      59 3E truck
      52 Starliner
      51 Commander

      JDP Maryland


      • #4
        Done it several times. Not a problem.

        Brad Johnson
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"