hi, i will take some mesurments sunday for you..
Is that a straight bolt-in ?? Does it matter which one of the Powermaster Alternators?I used a Powermaster Alternator, from a Chevy (100 amp out, polished aluminum, $100).
Not a problem, take your time, I`m not in rushsorry, hero, work was very bussy today. i will get the diamentions for the ford escort alt. monday..sorry
You need a 10mm spacer, but other than that, yes, direct bolt in...http://store.summitracing.com/partd...840140+4294880784+4294880695+115&autoview=skuIs that a straight bolt-in ?? Does it matter which one of the Powermaster Alternators?
Good eye Dean!! Yes and No! It's not actually touching the timing cover, although, you're not the first to ask that question, the picture is a little shady for that dimension. Yes, it is held in with just the bottom bolt. When I got the car, it didn't have the upper mount, the stud on the water pump was MIA, so not sure what the PO or his PO did with it, but you tension the belt and torque the bottom and she holds. One of these (once the other problems I'm having are fixed) I'll fabricate a tie-rod adjuster for it, just to finish it off for good.You don't just have it resting against the timing cover, or just held by the bottom pivot bolt, do you?
Back in the mid 90's I used to buy those kits, (you remember them?), you could buy a casing in chrome, upgraded bearings and internal regulator along with the diode trio-whatever happened to those? You are correct in light weight, not exactly flimsy, but not hardcore strength either-I know what you were sayingIf you've ever held one, it feels as though it's made of papier-mache - very lightweight and flimsy.
Not sure why the timing cover was being mentioned, are you saying the possibility of the casing breaking off and striking the timing cover? I'll be getting on the top bracket ASAP, the "as possible" end of that is the limiter...dwc said:I'd fabricate a proper top tensioning bracket ASAP.
Son of gun, your right, didn't notice, just that it was thick through there, so I should assume the thickness is hollow through there? Sincere question.Look at what where the alternator mounting boss is - bottom of the timing cover.
Hi Terence:Because of electrical problems on my spider, shortly after obtaining it 5 years ago, I installed both an ammeter and voltmeter. With an original/replacement alternator from IAP, so no fit problems, I've measured a consistent charging max of just over 30 amps above 2 grand, which gives 13.7 volts with not much load. The problem comes when the Hella lights, electric aftermarket radiator fan, and brake lights are all on at idle, when the charging rate falls to 15 amps, and the juice to 12 volts. But with a good solid battery, as long as idling isn't for a serious period -- which is not pleasant or good for humans or Alfas anyway -- that temporary drop is part of what a battery is for. So far it's carried me where I need to, with my high draw combination still carrying 13 volts at driving speed, as good as the RX7 does. I might think differently where there's a lot of rain, or other add ons, though, so appreciate hearing the alternative approaches.