Alternator rebuild

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  1. Tony Lopez

    Tony Lopez Farmall Cub

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    A while back on th old diesel talk, someone needed to rebuild thier alternator, and I think John gave a place to get it rebuilt for relatively cheap. But I cant find the old archives. Anyone remember where that was? This is for my friends '77 SD33.
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    Tony Lopez,
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  2. John Donnelly

    John Donnelly Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Tony,

    Any good alternator rebuild shop should be up to the task, The cost is usually less than $100.00 for bearings, brushes, testing, and cleanup.

    If you can't find someone locally, let me know, I will tell you how to ship it to me, I have a shop here that will do it. Figger a week turn-around from reciept of the alternator.

    Keep on Dieselin',

    John Donnelly
     
  3. Dave Nuenke

    Dave Nuenke High Wheeler

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    Tony,

    Another suggustion that Eldon has had good success with is to convert to a standard delco alternator and then use a small electric vacume pump to power the brake booster. A delco alternator can be had for $50-60 locally, and if I remember right the pump is only about $20, probably cheaper still at the junkyard. I think an early 80's escort was the specific application that had been tried. The delco alt is generally more hardy than the Hitachi, puts out more voltage, and is readily availible just about anywhere in the country.
     

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