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Help removing stubborn ford alternator!
1979 ford f-150. Small block v-8, original alternator. A friend asks me to help change it. I arrive, and he as already split 3 sockets (2 master mechanics, 1 craftman) and the head of the bolt going through the alternator and into the engine is stripped. I went home and got the welder. I first welded on a large nut, weld broke, I then welded on a short bolt, weld broke, then I welded on a larger bolt, (1/2 or 5/8), weld held, but the bolt twisted off. The entire alternator moves when I turn the bolt, so I think the bolt is seized in the aluminum housing. At this point I told him to forget about the core and cut the darn thing off with the sawzall. Any body got any better ideas? Oh yea, the bolt has been sprayed with liquid wrench every day for the last 8-10 days.