Additional to Alternator
The later alternators 1993? and up do not use the retaining plate with the 3 screw but instead the bearing is held in by staking the aluminium. On these alternators a puller has to be used with extreme care so as not to crack the front housing.
Replacing the stock exhaust manifold with a stock manifold from a 1968 small block motor will give you the necessary mounting points. The 68 manifold is drilled and tapped on the end and will accept the late model single wire alternators such as I used on my 59 C1. You will also be able to […] More »
How to Repair & Rebuild your Alternator by Lars Grimsrud SVE Automotive Restoration Musclecar, Collector & Exotic Auto Repair & Restoration Broomfield, CO This tech paper will discuss the disassembly, diagnostics, and repair of GM Delco alternators used after 1971, and specifically discuss the alternators used from 1971 to 1988. Alternators used after 1988 are […] More »
This subject comes up often in the Tech section so I decided to share my experience as a tech tip. The CS-130 alternator used in many L98 C4 Vettes is famous for its abily to selfdestruct unexpectedly. Many have dreamed about better alt. There is one: CS-144 used in ZR-1\’s (124Amp) and in the very […] More »