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Old 01-26-2021, 06:03 PM
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Things you do when parts are not made for your car anymore.....

Alternator repair: slip ring edition.....





already done one alternator that i installed the other day, building a second one for a spare....

now i get to find some bearings...
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Old 01-27-2021, 08:29 AM
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Very annoying when they start discontinuing stuff :/... Dodge discontinued the intermediate shaft for my old car and no other vendors had options available so had to go around to scrap yards pulling them so I had a few spares for later on...
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Old 01-27-2021, 11:44 AM
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oh yea... i drive a slightly modified Suzuki Samurai and i actually went as far as to have an extra couple of vehicles on hand for parts being it was actually cheaper to do that than to buy individual parts... could buy an entire scraped vehicle at the time for around $1,800-$2,000, which was around what an engine, axle, or transmission went for.... everything else i can't get i build in my machine shop... i went as far as to replace the center contact assembly in the distributor cap because i couldn't find anyone who had a copper contact cap in stock... now i got a distributor cap with replaceable contacts....

here is what i mean by modified...


and one climbing out of a hole..
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Old 01-27-2021, 11:55 AM
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Looks sweet man! If I had more space I'd probably buy an entire parts car for my neon but instead I just fill the basement with parts to annoy the wife
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Old 01-27-2021, 02:51 PM
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ha... i got a garage like that... got little trails through the piles of stuff... people wonder when I'm going to clean out all the junk... like, it ain't junk, it's raw material... some is just rawer than others...
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Old 01-30-2021, 12:57 AM
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this is what i had to do for my distributor cap when i couldn't find one after the carbon button died... i made a threaded in retainer so i can replace it when it goes bad... ill do the same for the other contacts when they die...
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Old 01-30-2021, 09:17 AM
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Nicely done
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