Wow--an automotive thread! I've been waiting for one of these! Most of my exp is in the automotive/heavy equip field.
Still reading through, will get back...
I need a 150 amp alternator to charge up the juice I burned through in my life lol
[EDIT/RETURN] OK, I'm back. This one was fun! "Old" Jim, you reminded me of some of the things I did, like re-soldering the commutator on my car to go on a date, using a paper bag to set the distance between the coil and the flywheel on the lawnmowers I used to fix up and re-sell during tough times. Burning EVERY load on my car when the generator on my old MG was overcharging... Good times. I still tell the joke British beer is warm because Lucas built the fridge...
Careful now! British ale enthusiast and brewer here. It's served at cellar temperature, 12-14 degC, so it's cool but not so cold you can't taste the complex flavours.