dieseldoc previously posted:
"the only kssue I had with my sami was the fuseable limk.
every time we had a good hard pull from thw winch it would blow the fuseable link.
we ended up using the big maxi fuses but still blew them.
the little sami alternator just cant handle the power draw.
thus why many folks change to a chevy unit"
Yeah, I want to do the GM Alternator swap. I've seen everywhere selling brackets for it. Might need some big flyback diodes for the winch if that's the case. Shouldn't blow fuses on lines that do go to the device pulling the current.
"I have to chuckle at your exhaust "issue". When I purchased the YJ (driver's side front driveshaft / driver's side exhaust routing) the front DS would rub the exhaust pipe and wore a hold through it. One of my first trips with the group was MSV / Coney Flats (a crazy big 16 rig group) and there were several comments about the obnoxiously loud jeep. What, the pop-can wrapped around the hole wasn't strong enough?!?! LOL
Your Fastronix battery terminals to ground lugs is a nice setup! I'll stash that away in my memory banks...
EDIT: Low long would you expect a car battery to last? It looks like yours has an "Jan 09" datestamp."
I hope it lasts long enough for me to afford a yellowtop or at least solve the other problems with the engine.