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Thread: Is a generator system OK with Sniper EFI?

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    I'm running a two barrel Sniper on a 1959 Ford with a 292 Y-block. It uses a generator and not an alternator. All I've done so far is break-in the engine and everything seems to work great. Am I going to have problems in the future using the generator setup? Should I switch to an alternator?

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    If there's no problem, and the charging system can keep up, I guess you're fine. However, I'm all about modernizing & upgrading my vehicle, so it'd have to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by otterby View Post
    I'm running a two barrel Sniper on a 1959 Ford with a 292 Y-block. It uses a generator and not an alternator. All I've done so far is break-in the engine and everything seems to work great. Am I going to have problems in the future using the generator setup? Should I switch to an alternator?
    The Sniper has a built-in datalogger which can be used to answer questions like this as well as many other questions. Just start the datalogger and drive around the block then download the datalog and look at it. If your system voltage is nice and steady at 12 volts then you're good to go.

    The datalogger can be used to solve all sorts of problems. For example, watch your coolant temp on the datalogger and you'll know if your thermostat is working properly.

    Once you learn how to use the datalogger, you'll be able to spot problems or potential problems with your engine.

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