91S alrernator replacement soon
Decided that after 192K miles on the 91S, the alternator needs replacing or at least rebuilding, as after replacing the brushes a few months ago just for the heck of it, the volt meter needle wobbles a little at idle with the lights varying in brightness at the same time, and takes a couple of seconds for the voltage readout to rise from ~12 volts to the usual 14+ volts. Everything works as it should at rpms higher than idle at all times, but I think the commutator needs work, if not becoming just plain worn out. the belt is still very tight.
Luckily, I have a decent used alternator I spent the morning cleaning up that I will use as the replacement. Then I will find a place to rebuild (if possible) the original alternator as the new spare.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 04-11-2019 at 02:46 PM.