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If you decide to do this, I would personally would do it at the short front cooler lines..the return side more room to work. If you do, take off the wheel first and put a plastic garbage bag over the brakes/disk/strut area.
As far as the alternator, my stock '74 setup sucked too. Those alternators were not very powerful...55-65 amp depending on which one you have. With modern lights and stereo equip, it is difficult to keep the battery up in the winter unless you have a new battery and drive it pretty far every day or keep a battery tender on it at night. Upgrading to an Optima really helped me a lot in that respect and when I got my 3.0, I upgraded to a more modern high-output alternator and a high-torque starter which , with my optima..made my electrics work like a Toyota. Wayne sells High-output alternators for your car too (85 watt, I think)...maybe a future project.
74 Targa 3.0, 89 Carrera, 04 Cayenne Turbo
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