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what alternator can i find that is small in diameter, with a serpentine pulley,  that will fit my Pinto bottom mount?
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#2

Jegs has mini and mini micro alternators for approx $200 or so .......iirc they come in either serpentine or V-belt......but the pulleys can be switched easily.
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Is there any body in the club that can either a: rebuild the alternator i have or b: find one like i would like to have.   The alternator in question needs to be a 6 groove pulley, one wire, saddle mount, 6 & 12 clocking, cw rotation and no bigger around than approx 4.5 diameter.  The alternator i have is from an 81 Ford Courier, regular size alternator are just to ???? fat.....

Thanks, dave

PS - I would like for it to be pretty, shiny and functional
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(07-19-2020, 07:38 PM)47Austin Wrote:  Is there anybody in the club that can.....rebuild the alternator I have.....  
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This isn't a "club", Dave.......it's a group of loonies devoted to an ancient - albeit good for its' "time" - engine architecture, lol.

What's wrong with your alternator? Is it noisy - or, has it ceased working/charging? In general, alternators are pretty robust. Unless something was wrongly-applied/connected externally - like a short or reverse-polarity "jump"......the hard parts .(rotor and field windings) usually remain intact. Plus, the brushes rarely .wear out (altho they do occasionally), because the slip rings are smooth - unlike the segmented commutator "bars" of a generator.

Failures are usually confined to: [a] Diode(s) - which generally results in reduced charging rate &/or a humming/moaning "electrical noise", [b] A failed internal regulator (if so equipped), or [c] A failed bearing, resulting in a rumbling/grinding noise (a ball bearing at the front & a needle bearing at the rear).

They're not difficult to repair, Dave......even YOU (or, Jenny) could probably do it, lol. BUT.......if y'all don't feel like tackling the job, Rock Auto has rebuilt Courier alternators for between $20 and $60-ish, depending on the year &/or mfr, + shipping and core charge (which I THINK you get back .when sending in your old unit).  .[Image: confused0024.gif]
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a group of loonies devoted to an ancient - albeit good for its' "time" - engine architecture

T-shirt material right there, lol!!
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LOL, Chris!! . [Image: happy0035.gif]
Placerville, California
(former)  2.3T '78 Courier ~ (current)  2.3T '87 Ranger & '82 Mazda B2200 (smog-exempt diseasel truck)
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Tuff Stuff rebuilt the one i'm running now. It lives again, and i don't know why it died in the first place. It is big in size, and i had to cut the barrel mount to get it to fit my pinto bracket i got from Paul back in about 1915. Around the year 2015 a d i came across a 2.3 courier with a baby stock alternator, and a cast saddle mount bracket on it . I WANT, WHAT I WANT ,RAY... That is a baby alternator like the one that was on that courier, and i can't find one close for cheap with one wire, a 6 groove pulley, around 100 amp. The nice OLD guy at the alternator fix it shop told me to try a 96 escort alt, which won't work. So i'm going to send it back, and my quest goes on. I think i can cut that cast saddle courier mount to get my 6 groove pulley to line up, and get a new belt, and get more room then what i have now with my tuff stuff alt. I'm trying to get this this all done before they come to take me away. But that might be a plus, to get me the hell out of this turbo 2.3 madness. ha, ha, he, he.........
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