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Had a buddy come over to try his hand at tuning the 360. Just when I thought we were getting somewhere I smelled smoke shut it off and the alternator was billowing smoke. Not sure why it burned up but I was running my newly installed electric fan if that has anything to do with it. I can get a 63 amp alternator from Autozone for $40. The one I have is a Delco and so is the one at autozone. Is this a good deal? Its really the only parts place around and I'll need the Jeep Tuesday for work. Decent deal or order something better? I just got my long stroke york today and I have a secondary electric fan if that matters. I'll be running a few lights and a winch in the future. The engine is a 360 out of a '79 Waggie. To sum up: Why did it burn up? What should I do about it(Autozone or Order)?

Can you fix it?
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you didnt over tighten the alt/compressor belts did you?

thatll kill those alt bushings quick like!

did the wires get hot too , or was it just the alt?

how much air does that big YORK put out?

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I hadn't messed with the alternator belts lately.
Sorry what I meant was I got my York in the mail today. Its not put in yet.
I touched the wires after it had been shut down a minute and none were hot.
Ozark will the 63 amp alt. do okay?

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If your going to run a winch you may as well spend the extra $30 and get the 94a version. Just the Autozone guy you want a 94a alt for a '91 Wagoneer.
Then search for TR's instructions for beefed up alternator wiring.
 

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take your old ALT in the store with you, and tell the guy you want the highest output you can get for that case size, and connector fitting...

if you luck up and get a nice counter guy hell guide you the rest of the way

Im not sure why it went out, they get wet and ruin bearings frequently, if yoiu hae a bad battery and its been running max output much they dont last long..
In my exp they last about 40K miles....

who knows, cheap enough buy another one!


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Well I searched and found thanks chris and ozark. I'll try both suggestions tomorrow. The alterantor came from the junkyard with the engine I got for core and it got wet the last time I drove the Jeep. Answers and solutions for both questions. Thanks.

Can you fix it?
I got a welder and a grinder. Heck yeah I can fix it./wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif
 
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