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    Hi all,
    I'm planning to convert from generator to alternator on my R10, 1300.
    I want to install the alt. in the original generator position. Has anyone done this and what alternator model or donor car model is applicable? I would preferably fit something lighter and more compact than the standard R12 alternator.

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    I did this to my old R10 to replace a dead generator, though it was a few years ago.
    I recall it was a mitsubishi alternator. Brackets and bolt-up are likely not a plug and play conversion though though you might get lucky.

    Photos were lost in the crash, but I will hunt the archives on my old hard drive and post back if I find anything.
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    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/sho...ON#post1110419

    Post 111 discusses fitting an 85 amp Bosch off a Holden to Renault Caravelle.

    Here is the original thread:
    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/sho...sion&highlight


    The smallest readily available (meaning cheap and plentiful) alternator I know of would be Suzuki Swift. This is 50 amp unit with an internal regulator. It's also made by Nippondenso which means its a quality product.

    You would need to swap the Bosch pulley and make sure it turns in correct direction to suit the cooling fan.

    You will be hard pressed to find a smaller alternator than the existing 35 amp Bosch unit.

    The best bang for buck is Holden VN commodore alternator which is an 85 amp unit and available very cheaply. In Oz around $40 from DIY wreckers. But it's a similar size to the existing and a bit heavier.
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    Henry,
    I have been using Mitsubishi Electrical ones on all my conversions. That is racecar show car Harry's R10 Ross's Dauphine that was rolled. Found them easy from Mazdas at the breakers yard. Even alignment is good but see that you find the older Mazdas with the V-belt and not the multi V.

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    Thanks a lot, to all.
    I will keep you informed of progress.

    Henry

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