Originally Posted by ArmyofOne
Have you tried going with a Generator and not an Alternator? I am not entirely sure of the difference, except that I believe the Generator powers only the battery. Pretty sure the alternator "alternates" between providing power to the battery and the truck
. Voltage regulator could work better if you installed an in-line capacitor...but there again you might not be shielded from EMP.
Damn, you sound prepared.
IMO though, I would have just bought an 85 or so Ram 150 or 250 for $1,000 and called it a day! LOL.
It's called an alternator because it provides alternating current power (AC). Old school generators in cars made DC power.
I would've gotten the older Ram and dropped a 383-400-440 in it and called it a day.