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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-10-2001, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Since my local alternator shop guy said I could have any GM alternator I wanted for $60, I am thinking of doing the alternator swap. For those of you with the GM alternators, what has been your experience with the different brackets available? What about the pulley and what about the belt. What should I be aware of? About the only thing I know about electricity I learned from my older brother when he taught me how to stick my tongue into a light socket when I was 2 years old. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: alternator

I have a newer model 100A GM alt with a home made bracket and GM pully from a older Gm alt, the pulley is a tiny bit bigger than stock, doesnt matter. The newer ones are nice and small. The bracket is easy to make. It works great
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Re: alternator

So, would someone answer the following:
1.) Will I have to change out the pulley on the GM alternator?
2.) Will the stock belt work? If not, what will?
3.) How much additional drag does the larger GM alternator place on the engine?
4.) How much lower fuel mileage do you get?
5.) Would putting a larger pulley on the stock alternator help it charge better?

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ya i think Anton can make ya one for MMM what was it $50? seems like a good price [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: alternator

1)You dont need to change the pulley on the GM alt, as long as it is the V belt type and isnt too much bigger than your stock one.
2)Some people say the stock belt works, i suppose it depends on the bracket. I had to get a longer belt, donno what kind, just found it in the yard.
3)I dont thik it puts much more additional drag on the engine, if any, becuase when you draw more amperage, it gets harder to turn, so if your running the stock Suzuki alt at its max, it will be hard to turn, and if you have a 100A gm alt, your not overloading it at all, so it would be easier to turn.
4)Wont effect mileage much if any.
5)The faster the alt turnes, the more amperage it puts out, so by putting a bigger pulley it would be easier for the engine to turn but it wouldnt put out good amperage at reasonable rpm's

I can supply you with a bracket (painted too), and instructions, for $40.00
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Anton: Is that Canadian money and does that include shipping? If the price is right I would be pleased to have an Anton Custom Fabricated part on my Samurai!

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No that is US money. Ill pay the shipping too. And ill give you a longer belt.
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Re: alternator

i made my own easy useing part of the old braket but if you dont have acesses to a welder and metel cutter 40$ with a belt sounds good to me

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anton $40?!?! u trying to rip me OFF!?!?! SHinanegans!
and even painted!?!?!

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Re: alternator

Yup even painted TO THE COLOR OF HIS CHOICE! [toung] hehe and it comes with instuctions and a belt. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]...
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