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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-13-2010, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Second Alternator Kit

I've heard rumors that our 7.3 can be setup to run a second alternator. Heres a picture of the fan belt diagram.
Has anyone done this before and have pictures? I figure for a guy thats running a warn winch, spot lights, air compressor, big radio having a good old time in the dark this might help ease the load on the one alternator. I have two extra alternators so I was wondering what you would need to do this setup..
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they make some higher output replacement alternators. That is what I plan on going with some day.
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Yeah go with a HO, cheaper and less stuff to break IMO. I have a high output it works great.

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the second alternator setup came with the ambulance package but i dont see why you couldnt put a second one on.

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the second alternator setup came with the ambulance package but i dont see why you couldnt put a second one on.
You didn't have to order an ambulance package. You could just order dual alternators. My f-250 came with dual alternators and I don't think you could order an ambulance package on a 250.

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Yeah go with a HO, cheaper and less stuff to break IMO. I have a high output it works great.
I'm looking for info on the hardware that attaches to the motor. I know there are a lot of options out there for high output alternators but I was hoping someone had done the leg work and got a part number from ford.

My long term goal is to put two high output alternators and make a huge azz hydrogen generator. For those who aren't familiar with hydrogen generators it can be made with 14 volt dc current, distilled water, electrolye addative, and the hardware creates the hydrogen. Would give the truck huge MPG increases similar to how propane helps mpg but Hydrogen is almost free. So when powerful people get there way and diesel is $5 a gallon I want to be setup so I can still drive my truck a little.

If you want to see more on this go to "hydrogen generator" on the you tube search. Hydrogen is going to expand to be the next big thing once they get the bugs out. The more amperage and volts you run the more hydrogen you can make. For a powerstroke motor you we need a lot of hydrogen to make a difference. Probably 5 or 6 liters per minute.

Back on topic heres an ambulance alternator I found that a guy put on his truck back in 2005. 215 amp alternator. It takes up a lot of space but is interesting. Cost him $350.
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Interesting... just subscribing to see what everybody comes up with. I know when I asked about putting a higher amp alt in at the local parts store they said that the bolt pattern to the motor was different.
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You didn't have to order an ambulance package. You could just order dual alternators. My f-250 came with dual alternators and I don't think you could order an ambulance package on a 250.
ill elaborate a little bit by "ambulance package" i meant when a company such as medtec (local ambulance manufacture) orders there chassis from ford they would come with the dual alternators. i bet if you went to the ford dealer and told them you wanted a ambulance package you'd either get a blank stare or laughed at

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Not sure if they would fit, but switch the stockers with some HO's. When I switched mine it was unbelievable and it doesn't even have the overdrive pulley on it.

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Re: Second Alternator Kit

you can order and ambulance package in a 250 cab chassis.. i have a buddy with a 99.5 f250 x-cab ambulance package.. dual alternators and a few other things added or deleted to get the ambulance package.. think you could prob order one with dual alternators though...

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