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grant69
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:55 pm    Post subject: Replacement Alternator Reply with quote

Well today I decided to change out my alternator, I had bought a chinese mini one,well it was crap since the day i fitted it, worse problem was it was out of balance, it was so bad it sounded like the tappets were out of adjustment. Anyhow a dig through the crap on my shelves I found a 83 charade one i had for another project on an engine I'm not using anymore. It took about 20mins to fit and was a straight bolt on to the original generator mounts

This is the part number, its a G11 3cyl charade


I bolted the charade mount/slide to the morry mount


And here is the alternator, it is tiny about 100mm square and has a builtin regulator


I used the same fan belt as was on the car can get the # if anyone is interested


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I had to replace the 2nd hand alternator with a new one this weekend so a few more tips for mounting this setup up, all in all took me 20mins. The mount on the alternator that bolts to the engine radius needs grinding down about 1-2 mm so that it adjusts easily and doesn't hit the block. The other mount needs the front face grinding flat to the main casting so the fan belt runs true, also I welded a 2nd curved adjuster to the original bracket to lengthen it for easy adjustment, you could use the original but will need a smaller fan belt
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grant do you still have the supplier details for these alternators ?
ty Russ


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ashdown Ingram is where I bought it from,they are wholesaler, but most wreckers would have one I'm sure


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AUTO SPARK
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And where are these Alternators if Not CHINA?


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Japan, diahatsu is owned by Toyota


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zabond
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

contacted local Ashdown branch but $417 [with discount] a bit pricey Shocked


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I get trade but I didn't think it was that much of a discount, mine was around just under $200 in November /December, but I'm sure you can get one from wreckers for under $50


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the funny thing was when I quoted the part # on your picture[DXA474] the auto elec said it wasn't off charade, so maybe quoted wrong price


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 12:47 pm    Post subject: 70 Amp Alternator Reply with quote

I stock 70 Amp Alternators which I sell for $180. Posted. They are the same as used on Rover Mini and MGB 78 on


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