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Old 11-24-2022, 08:47 AM
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Default Changed Alternator to 1 wire from 1G

I am new to this discussion area. I just purchased a 1995 Mid-states Motor Cobra with 1245 miles on it and wanted to change the alternator because lights dim when radio is on. It has a FE 428 in it. The previous owner put a radio and amp in it and the 16 inch puller fan were using all the juice.
I put on a 110 Amp 1 wire alternator. The original was a 1G with the 4 wires. I kept all of the original wires intact but tapes them all up separately and tied them back. Then ran my 4 AWG positive wire to the battery side of the solenoid. Black 4AWG to the block to ground it. I think I should put a fuse in line with the positive. But now it wonít start.
The new alternator has an internal Voltage regulator, so the old wires arenít needed anymore right?
Do I need to put in something to send power to the distributor or somewhere else? It cranks, but wonít start.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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