Wednesday, November 14, 2012

All charged up: Re-building the alternator

One part that worked well but looked tired was our alternator. Despite doing its job well, it just did not look up to the standard of the rest of the engine. To correct this we took the alternator apart and gave it a complete test and mechanical re-build.

This included bench testing all of the components, re-insulating the main windings with Glyptal (a product that was originally developed for this purpose), replacing the bearings for new Italian made SKF parts, and replacing the brush box.

In addition every part was detailed with all fasteners receiving the correct plating. The result is an as new alternator that should deliver all the voltage we need to keep our Dino running its best.

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