So, after reading up a little bit on an alternator pushing more than around 60 amps, you should bypass the ammeter. Is that because it will "fry" the ammeter, fry the wiring, connections inadequate, or will it just peg the meter to the C and keep it there? Does anyone make an ammeter that looks like the original that will register what an 85 amp alternator puts out? What gauge wire for an 85 amp output alternator is suitable? I've seen 10 gauge being recommended. I am not running anything demanding a higher load than what was stock (no EFI, electric fuel pump, stereo amp, etc.). I bought a new under hood wiring kit (from Year One) and looking at the wires coming off the alternator, dang they look thin, which causes me concern after my research here on this site. I'm real close to initial start up, so I am making sure I don't have a CarBQ. Thanks in advance for any input, especially you Sparky!