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zetec alternator mounting
femster87 - 1/11/10 at 04:04 PM

Idea for mounting the alternator on blacktop engine. I really do not want to pay for the kits around, the build cost is mounting up too quickly. So I would appreciate anybody's DIY solution.


jacko - 1/11/10 at 04:22 PM

look in dunk3 's photo archive

big_wasa - 1/11/10 at 04:32 PM

Its not a big job.

pick an alternator and some 6mm plate. Stick a couple of lugs on it and wedge it under the inlet.

Ive done four home made ones and just use what ever is cheap at the time with a multi v pulley.

I think this one was a R5


coozer - 1/11/10 at 04:33 PM

First attempt for the 1.8 silvertop....

Have you got the air con pump bracket off the blacktop? I simply modified mine to make a slimmer bracket for the alternator.

Hope that inspires you, cost me nought but a bit time and a new belt

femster87 - 1/11/10 at 04:38 PM

yes i still have the bracket. thanks alot guys would have a go this weekend.


RichardK - 1/11/10 at 07:04 PM

My attempt! In the end wanted to use my pinto alt

In this picture it shows the adjuster which is why I wanted the concave/convex washers the other day (still do m8), because the angle changes of the threaded rod when its wound in and out, hence why the washer is a better solution but I'm buggered if I'm paying 13 for a pair of washers!

Cheers Rich

[Edited on 1/11/10 by RichardK]

lotusmadandy - 1/11/10 at 08:44 PM

Bloody hell Rich,

You must put a lot of time and effort
into the swag you make.
I'm very impressed mate


Big Stu - 3/11/10 at 08:33 PM

Not the neatest job in the world but it works.


RichardK - 4/11/10 at 09:44 PM

Very clever mate, didn't even think of using the alt as an idler pulley.

Nice work!