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get a 90-95 ford escort alt. from your parts store.... remove the pulley( the multi grip type) instale a new v belt pulley with a 1/8 spacer between the puley and the body of said alt.now you will see on th rear of the alt. a steel thing that the mountimg bolts screws into..it is about 3 mm thick, grind that off to be flush with the alum. body of the escort alt.now the wires( ford plug...)'A' goes to the + juction box on the side of the firewall...'I' goes to the same place, but this is is the alt. light on the dash.'S' goes to what looks like a grouind wire kind of gery snap on conection next to the main plug..the mian battery post is vey promanit..just wire that to the juction box on the firewall...now you have a 95 amp alt. and it is a bit smaller than the bosch 45 amp'er..and a bit lighter..:D
 

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n , just bought a new one..only a few dollors..picts. just got my new pc. have not loaded the photo disk yet.
 

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yes i still use a 'v' belt..just drove the car home tonight.. high beams on whiper at full speed heater fan on fast.....no red light on the tach.. not even a soft glow..checked at work at 2000 rpm.. 35 amps amps.. with full load 55 amps..so i have amps to spare.:):)
 

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oh, yes one more thing..this works great on a spica car.. with the bosch.. i had to go to a cold air system...and the belt size....1.1 cm x 84 cm.
 

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What pitch diameter pulley did you use? Is there a mfr. and part no. available? Do you have a wiring schematic? This looks to be a eally useful modification. Congrats for trying it out and making it work.
Conrad
 

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knick..on the wireing schematice..i did post it. just 3 wires, easy stuff...pitch pully?? don't know just bought a pulley that would fit a belt( pretty high teck??:):):):) 0..it is an easy mod.. just get a adustment arm of a nother car, just needs to be a bit lomger in adjustment.. about 1, 1 1/4 longer .
 

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Okay, what does "I had to go to a cold air system" on a bosch mean? Not that I'm going to mess with my engine right now, but I might need a new alternator someday, and I do have a bosch.

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this one?
it seemd kinda pricy when I checked on it. but I might take a look at the junkyard for one. it might be good for the v6. And the newer V6 out of the 164 etc have that kinda of pully any ways. and I was thinking I might go that way and get rid if the V belts.
 

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yup, thats the one.. i got mine at a local pick and pull, easy to check the helth of the alt. just remove the brush pack off the back and look in, it there is no or little ware, grab it..
 

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Also, a Bosch unit from a late 80's-early 90s VW will fit, if you swap the front cover with the Alfa unit. No wiring mods needed.
 

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I noticed there is a different alt. for the 1.8 and 1.9 engines, the 1.9 is larger and comes w/ a ribbed pulley, the 1.8 is slightly smaller, V pulley, and 60 amps rating ( i think). It has a different plug, but easy to decipher, slightly less expensive, and appears to have the same exact mounting as the 1.9. I bought a 1.8 alt. last night, I will try and mount it this weekend to my L jet car, I will let you guys know how it goes.
 

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I grabed one and put it in my Milano Verde.
While at the junk yard I saw a Mazda Miata that looks like it might be a better fit. it is very small. but I never went back to grabe it.
I got 2 of the fords I used the one that looked brand new(reman)

It is not lighter. it is about a pound more BTW.
And it is a 2 wire system one wire to the light and one wire to power it.
it seemes to regulate on the power wire. when I powered it off the the wire comming off the key the voltage was way to high. so I added a relay.
the relay coil is tied to ground and the key switch. And the switch part of the relay is to the alt and the big power stud on the fender where thick wire from the alt goes.
This gave me the best results the voltage is still on the high side but just in spec for a ford.

Things I have noticed is the voltage does not drop at idle like the Bosh.
so my headlights run the same brightness all the time.
I changed the mount on the car so I did not have to cut the alt. The thinner front part did not look like it would hold up if used only. so I use both the front and the back as it was used on the ford. I will post the pics when I rember to download the images. I did not use my camera so I keep forgeting.
 

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update on the wireing..

form the battery term. of the alt. run a section of 6 g. wire to the starter, but inline, put a 8
' or 22cm. long fuseable link this side will conected to the starter side..
 
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