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Technical stuff => Electrical => Topic started by: dougdee123 on April 14, 2016, 09:46:17 PM



Title: Trying to find the correct alternator.
Post by: dougdee123 on April 14, 2016, 09:46:17 PM
I started the coupe after a couple of months without use and the magic smoke escaped from the alternator. There is now 0V across the battery, warning light continuous and voltmeter doesn't get off the stop.

The dead one is a battered Magnetti Marelli 55A type.

I would like to replace it with a 65 A type but the only ones that are immediately available are also 55A types. I do recognise that Mark is selling race type alternators but they seem a bit steep at 205 and 210. Maybe if I can't find find an alternative.

Can anyone recommend a supplier? Or do I just have to keep looking?

All assistance gratefully received.

Doug


Title: Re: Trying to find the correct alternator.
Post by: dougdee123 on April 14, 2016, 10:21:50 PM
Aha!

This looks on the face of it as if it may be the answer. An alternator for a Delta integrale.

http://www.mister-auto.co.uk/en/alternator/cevam-4901_g4_a3934901.html (http://www.mister-auto.co.uk/en/alternator/cevam-4901_g4_a3934901.html)

Would anybody care to offer an opinion on this? It looks like it has the same pulley size and the mountings look as if they should be similar.

Doug

PS I have another related question about the bush in the top adjuster link.


Title: Re: Trying to find the correct alternator.
Post by: dougdee123 on April 24, 2016, 11:42:22 AM
And the final answer is that this is a case of me being too clever for my own good.

When the alternator arrived it was indeed very similar but the bottom mounting had an extra, removable, steel spacer but the show stopper was that the plastic pulley was significantly further from the body of the alternator. The pulley fixings were also different to the original so I couldn't swap them over.

Hopefully I'll be able to return it for a less ambitious alternative.

Doug


Title: Re: Trying to find the correct alternator.
Post by: mangocrazy on April 24, 2016, 06:31:28 PM
Worth knowing - sorry you had to find out the hard way. Hopefully you'll find a suitable Beta one at the right price.


Title: Re: Trying to find the correct alternator.
Post by: thecolonel on May 09, 2016, 11:37:55 PM
Pretty sure the astra mk 2 used
the same alternator.