I ordered a 95A 3g alternator from PA Performance. Really easy to hook up. But I had to rotate the mounts 180 degrees because the hot terminal on the back would have been right up against the block. I tried to "clock" the case, but it didn't want to play that way - wouldn't budge. So now the short bolt is through the top and the bracket, and the long bolt is through the bottom long hole with a nut on the end. Set up this way the alternator seems a bit "bouncy". I assume (short of being able to rotate the case) I should try to find/make a spacer to fit between the shorter top bolt hole (and I'll need to drill out the top), get a long bolt, and bolt to the block again. Anyone have any thoughts on 1) where to get a spacer to cut, 2) why I couldn't "clock" the case, or 3) is how I mounted a really bad idea?
Mike - pics will have to wait for tomorrow - dark now. The driving force was that the hot terminal on the back of the alternator would have been right against the block/head had I mounted it the correct way.
The Mistress- '67 coupe, 289, 4.10's, 17's and
various other do-dads
The Pro-Mod- '97 F150 on 42's and 20's soon to
have a 4bt cummins under the hood (no longer with me and boy do I miss that truck)
The Scooter-'08 GSXR 600 white on white, olson
Spot- 2004 Land Rover Disco II, snorkel, roof rack, and tube bumpers are in the planning stages now.
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It is kind of weird looking. It resembles the 1980's 5.0 cast brackets that have hanger fittings on the bottom side for the smog pump. Which I didn't see on that one. Odd looking big piece on top with some interesting holes in it. Wonder what those are about?
I had the same problem with mine and had to clock it. I found that I needed to smack the ears with a rubber hammer to get it to budge after separating the two sides a bit (but don't separate them all the way, or the guts will fall out or do silly things apparently). I just banged it around clockwise until it got to the right position, then gently hammered the two sides together again. Reinstalled the pulley and voila! Good to go. I also cut a bit of hose lengthwise and ziptied it around the wire going to the hot terminal so that it would also cover the terminal, thus providing extra insurance against it contacting anything.
Calamity Jane aka "The Maybe-Not-So-Evil B$*&#"
289 v8, Powerjection III EFI, mild cam
4-speed, 3.25 9" rear
Power disc brakes, Unisteer power R&P
Pertronix ignition, RetroSound Model One radio, Classic Auto Air A/C, etc...
Three years of work for three days of perfection. This pony WILL get back out on the road and it WILL reliably take me where I want to go... and it will always, always keep me safe.
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