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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #195 on: 12 May 2019, 22:36:07 »

That alternator looks like it could happily power a small village.  :o
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« Reply #196 on: 12 May 2019, 22:45:48 »

That alternator looks like it could happily power a small village.  :o


Smaller and shorter than the stock Omega, and lower output at 80amp. That's more than it needs, but as it's off a Focus it's a common, cheap part that he had under the bench. We're trying to keep modified parts to a minimum. Regular service or consumable parts must always be standard.


Original MGB is a basic 35amp Lucas. The local specialist doesn't sell less than 45amp ones, which is what I bought for Deb's old 1300.
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« Reply #197 on: 13 May 2019, 09:29:28 »

That alternator looks like it could happily power a small village.  :o


Smaller and shorter than the stock Omega, and lower output at 80amp. That's more than it needs, but as it's off a Focus it's a common, cheap part that he had under the bench. We're trying to keep modified parts to a minimum. Regular service or consumable parts must always be standard.


Original MGB is a basic 35amp Lucas. The local specialist doesn't sell less than 45amp ones, which is what I bought for Deb's old 1300.

Fair enough. Just looked quite large, probably because they're not normally sticking out of the front. ;D

If it'll fit and it's cheap, then fine. There are probably more compact options, such as the little Denso ones fitted to some jap cars, but the price is kept high by all the kit car types chasing them. ;D
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #198 on: 13 May 2019, 09:38:23 »

That alternator looks like it could happily power a small village.  :o


Smaller and shorter than the stock Omega, and lower output at 80amp. That's more than it needs, but as it's off a Focus it's a common, cheap part that he had under the bench. We're trying to keep modified parts to a minimum. Regular service or consumable parts must always be standard.


Original MGB is a basic 35amp Lucas. The local specialist doesn't sell less than 45amp ones, which is what I bought for Deb's old 1300.

Check carefully the specs, many more modern alternators are not self contained and often need a LIN connection from the ECU to manage output volts
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« Reply #199 on: 13 May 2019, 17:33:56 »

That alternator looks like it could happily power a small village.  :o


Smaller and shorter than the stock Omega, and lower output at 80amp. That's more than it needs, but as it's off a Focus it's a common, cheap part that he had under the bench. We're trying to keep modified parts to a minimum. Regular service or consumable parts must always be standard.


Original MGB is a basic 35amp Lucas. The local specialist doesn't sell less than 45amp ones, which is what I bought for Deb's old 1300.

Check carefully the specs, many more modern alternators are not self contained and often need a LIN connection from the ECU to manage output volts


That's in hand.


We did look at the Denso units, but cost and the need to fit a wider pulley were issues. Small issues admittedly, and we would still have had to reverse mount it. The alternator in the pic already had the correct 6 rib pulley
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