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Old 06-20-2018, 08:43 AM
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Need to purchase a new Alternator and I'm not sure to replace it with.
Any recommendations that will bolt right up? Best brands...Tuff Stuff/Powermaster ect...

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Old 06-20-2018, 09:48 AM
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Looks to be a CS-130 'Iceberg' with that 'finned' rear housing.

Why can't you rebuild what you've got?

If it's performed well why consider a change? Did you buy it new or came with the car.

Much more needs to be known before making any recommendations.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Magoo View Post
Need to purchase a new Alternator and I'm not sure to replace it with.
Any recommendations that will bolt right up? Best brands...Tuff Stuff/Powermaster ect...

Thanks


Considering the high polish esthetic value, I would recommend having yours rebuilt!

Take it to a shop that specializes in rebuilding alternators - not to some auto parts store where the chances are a clerk in training may be tasked with installing bearings and a rectifier.
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Looks to be a CS-130 'Iceberg' with that 'finned' rear housing.

Why can't you rebuild what you've got?

If it's performed well why consider a change? Did you buy it new or came with the car.

Much more needs to be known before making any recommendations.
It's making a nasty whining sound. I'd have it rebuilt but all the chrome is peeling off...it's in rough shape.
It came with my 383 I bought many years ago.

Would this be a direct replacement?

http://www.tuffstuffperformance.com/...7861f6g22.html

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It's making a nasty whining sound. I'd have it rebuilt but all the chrome is peeling off...it's in rough shape.
It came with my 383 I bought many years ago.

Would this be a direct replacement?

http://www.tuffstuffperformance.com/...7861f6g22.html

You need to discuss that fit with them.

Maybe consider this - Your car I believe is an '86 and with the pump eliminator a CS144 is likely a 'bolt on'. Maybe you remove yours and compare locally with a CS144 from '94 - '96 maybe. Stand them on the pulley 'side by side' and compare the mounting clocking and thickness. If you're satisfied with the mounting base your new purchase based on that.

I'd think everyone would agree a CS144 more desirable than what you've got. You need bracing added to the mount I'd think and only a plug-in adapter. Easy I'd think!!

TuffStuff looks to have many possibilities !!!!

How did you do with the Budnik steering wheel?

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Originally Posted by WVZR-1 View Post
You need to discuss that fit with them.

Maybe consider this - Your car I believe is an '86 and with the pump eliminator a CS144 is likely a 'bolt on'. Maybe you remove yours and compare locally with a CS144 from '94 - '96 maybe. Stand them on the pulley 'side by side' and compare the mounting clocking and thickness. If you're satisfied with the mounting base your new purchase based on that.

I'd think everyone would agree a CS144 more desirable than what you've got. You need bracing added to the mount I'd think and only a plug-in adapter. Easy I'd think!!

TuffStuff looks to have many possibilities !!!!

How did you do with the Budnik steering wheel?
The Alternator I have has actually been very good to me, I think I've had it for 8+ years. I guess I could upgrade to the CS144 but it may not be necessary (I don't even listen to the radio) Haha!

The Budnik wheel was put on hold for new Corbeau A4 seats...which I've yet to install.

Thanks for your help!!
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What you have looks like a 130 to me, a 144 will go right in though.
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What you have looks like a 130 to me, a 144 will go right in though.
I'll look into the 144, any particular one you can suggest?
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I'll look into the 144, any particular one you can suggest?
Mine is just a regular Delco brand I think, had it on the car for 10 years.
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WVZR got it right away. Iceberg. I have built-up two iceberg 130's for my personal cars using parts from this place. They also have complete iceberg 130's built to your desire available at reasonable prices. They can probably help you with a 144, if that's what you want to do. Another option I seldom see mentioned on here is the CS130D (Note the D suffix). This is a bolt in, same size, no extra bracing required replacement for the 130. The D has an enclosed fan, larger bearings, and is generally more reliable than the regular 130. Go to the link and check out the CS-130D. Might be a good compromise for you if you don't need the output at idle that the 144 provides, which it doesn't look like you do. Minimize the strain on your bracket, keep the 130 or 130D. :2cents:
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Originally Posted by ihatebarkingdogs View Post
WVZR got it right away. Iceberg. I have built-up two iceberg 130's for my personal cars using parts from this place. They also have complete iceberg 130's built to your desire available at reasonable prices. They can probably help you with a 144, if that's what you want to do. Another option I seldom see mentioned on here is the CS130D (Note the D suffix). This is a bolt in, same size, no extra bracing required replacement for the 130. The D has an enclosed fan, larger bearings, and is generally more reliable than the regular 130. Go to the link and check out the CS-130D. Might be a good compromise for you if you don't need the output at idle that the 144 provides, which it doesn't look like you do. Minimize the strain on your bracket, keep the 130 or 130D. :2cents:
You're right, he nailed it right away. Haha Love this place.
I ended up going with this one: http://www.tuffstuffperformance.com/...f=brand:102184
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