Those of us who have full blown race roadsters remove the alternator
A 12 lb battery in the trunk was good for a complete National race,
and by running a larger diameter water pump pulley (from a GM small
block chevy application, with minor mods), you slow down the water
pump, which reduces the possibility of water cavitation above 7000
rpm, and also frees up a few hp. If you get just the right size
belt, you install the belt with the pulley, and it works great.
I did run a 1-wire GM alternator for three race seasons, and only
lost a belt once.
As for consumables, use a brake fluid with a 570 degree boiling
point, and I highly recommend the KFP carbon kevlar pads and shoes.
Extremely good stopping power, and very rotor and drum friendly.
Check all your suspension bolts after every session out on the
track. It's amazing how quickly those upper A-arm bolts can loosen up.
Royal Oak, MI
1969 1600 Street Car (SPL311-24529)
1966 GP SCCA Race Car (still for sale) http://www.risensonracing.com
Independent Amsoil Dealer
On Jul 30, 2005, at 5:17 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I seem to lose an alternator every 3 or 4 days- I carry 2 spares, now.
> Although, I went to a LARGER alternator pulley to slow it down ;-)