LTDHO, the current belts on the EA are way too thin to have any proper grip on the EF alternator due to the increased load, tried it already with the EA belts and it screeched like hell everytime more power was asked of it, despite my best efforts to tension it, and ended up replacing the belts twice :( The dual battery system is fairly simple, both batteries hook up to an isolator which controls which battery it will be drawing power from, once it feels more resistance from one battery it'll switch to the auxilary battery. Hmm dual alternators would be mad but my system does not really need something that drastic at the moment, it'll be much easier, and most likely cheaper to get a larger alternator instead. Dual alternators require mounting brackets to be made up and then needs to be checked out by an engineer to get the thumbs up.
donuts2003, I would love to, but I just got the head recoed and it'd be a shame to have wasted that money, then to just throw it away. It's true that with all the money I've spent on fixing this engine in the past 3 years I've had the car I could have very well bought an EF engine, but I guess those are the risks when modding an old car like an EA. For now at least, I'd like to see if I can get this done, not only for me, but to help anyone else out there that is looking at doing the same thing :)
Last edited by Rmyers; 07-16-03 at 09:41 PM.