Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Hobart Tasmania
This particular replacement is bigger (squarer), so I think "no", but I know others have done it using smaller electronic units than this one. That would be fiddly and time consuming (expensive) to achieve whilst retaining the stock wiring look, I would guess.
I also don't know if generator versus alternator requirements complicates this at all.
'Fried' wiring versus worn-out points is different too. It brings diagnosis/rewinding/retiring/resoldering into the equation versus (perhaps) simple mechanical repair.
Take the lid off, have a look and discuss with an electronics shop. I'd also ask what causes these to burn out early. Maybe generator output issues?
Tried YouTube or google search?
To my eyes, tho different, this replacement looks old-fashioned enough to look the part on the car.