ive had the cs 144 for a little while, i was able to run the same belt that was on it, only running one alternator belt and 2 ps belts. all the belts are old and make a loud hissing noise while idling. its pretty annoying. i wanted to wait to replace them till i added the york, and i plan to run the 2 belt setup.
my buddys truck died wheelin yesterday he has this huge tractor battery, tons of cranking eventually ran it down, it was pretty cool how fast my alternator charged it back up. for now i did away with the old charge wire and ran new 1/0 welding lead from alt to solenoid and starter. i think im ok for now with the ammeter? i eventually want to do the voltmeter setup too.