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no **** on the charger :wave

gues i need to be more specific since there are some awesome brains here

will a good battery tender do the job ?

or should i go all out with a generator and charger

looking to keep cost down
 

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get a 3g altornator on that bad boy and keep a jump box handy if it ever needs to be jumped.. or park near a light pole or somewhere with a plug and get a long extention chord with a charger
 

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I assume you don't have an alternator or the one you have does not work well? A jump box is going to help get it stated but without a capable alternator, you will still have a dead or weak battery which is about useless for your water pump, fuel pump, ignition system etc...

Install a factory or a one wire alternator for about $100 or buy a second battery from Wal-Mart with the most CCA that will fit and you can swap out as needed, they cost about $45. Find a way to charge the first one (a car in the parking lot, in your "pit" area, swap with your tow vehicle, extension cord and a battery charger etc.. and repeat the process when that battery gets low.
 

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yeah i have a good alt 130 amp

Im realy not even sure going to a electric water pump will create a problem
but with using a mark VII fan that draws alot of amps and now the water pump i just want to be prepaired if a problem does come up

was just looking for anybody who has gone to this setup and had any problems with charging because of it

i can get a 1000 wat gen for about 200 bucks and run a charger off of that for between rounds correct or do i need to go with a bigger GEN

2 things i hate is cooling problems and electrical at the track

thanks for the help
 

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you should be fine. Ditch the high drain fan. You should be able to get away with a low draw 16 inch fan with a decent radiator and electric water pump. Optima battery helps. If you still have too much drain you can upgrade to a 210 amp 3g.
 

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I use a big battery charger. I bought it at Fleet Farm years ago for about $100. Its the type that has a handle and wheels on it. Works like a champ. I bring an extension cord and plug it in to one of the power outlets at the track.
 

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Yeah, I bought a 65 amp battery charger at autozone for $30. If my battery was completely dead, after 2 minutes of charging it will start.
 

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Yeah, I bought a 65 amp battery charger at autozone for $30. If my battery was completely dead, after 2 minutes of charging it will start.
That's a baby. I roll with a 200 amp unit. I don't mess around.
 

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I know of a guy running an alternator off his drive shaft on his vega.......I'll have to talk to him to find out how he did it, I guess its a good way not to have any extra horsepower robbed by turn an extra pulley...
 

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I know of a guy running an alternator off his drive shaft on his vega.......I'll have to talk to him to find out how he did it, I guess its a good way not to have any extra horsepower robbed by turn an extra pulley...
I bet it it still robbs hp, no matter where you put it.
 

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you just put the starter gear on it and bolt it to the bellhousing...lol
 
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