Do You Need an Alternator on a Crate Engine? (Video)
Welcome to our Tech Question of the Week Series. Customer Bobby Hackel asks: Do you recommend running with an alternator or without for horsepower gains? Or is the voltage more important through the duration of the race?
Alternators are a complex issue and there’s not necessarily a clear cut answer.
To gain new perspective, we reached out to 3 engine builders:
Brad Hibbard from Race1
Don Blackshear from Pace Performance
Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines