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Old 03-19-2012, 06:17 PM   #1
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Well I decides to take a gamble last night. And bought a 200 amp alternator off of ebay. Powder coated black. Brand new from brazil. It was $165. I'll let you know how it goes lol. It has a 1 year warrantee so I said what the heck. Comes with new plug and instructions.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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Sweet. Shipping may take a while but should work great.
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It shipped this morning from Cali. And price was like 145 +20 shipping
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:58 PM   #4
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you may have to modify your bracket for it to fit but im not positive.you will if its a 3g.but it is really simple.

what you do is :

1. take off the alternator bracket.
2. put in the bottom bolt for the new alternator
3. pivot the alternator up towards the second bolt hole until it hits the triangular rib on the inside of the bracket.
4. mark the area that needs trimmed.
5. use a cutoff wheel on a die grinder (i found is the easiest) and trim the area needed.
6. then reassemble and enjoy
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:02 PM   #5
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Yea it is a 3G and they said I would have to modify it. They sending instructions to do so
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:03 PM   #6
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cool.it should be exactly like i stated though.
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Cool.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:07 PM   #8
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i was glad that mine came with a new plug also cause my factory plug was shot.i just had some wire connectors on the end. i was gonna buy a new plug then i decided to buy the 3g when i installed my msd and electric fan.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:10 PM   #9
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Cool what size alternator you got
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:15 PM   #10
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i just got the 150 amp.i scored it off ebay also for 100$. it is a remanufactured one.

just incase you didnt kow, you shouldnt have to worry about over charging cause it should have a built in voltage regulator.

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also just so you know the pulley that came on mine was really big.so you may have to either change the pulley and/or get a new belt.but im not sure what plley comes on yours or what pulley you have.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:19 PM   #11
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Ok I didn't even think about that cause the stock one isn't charging to good with no electronics and one under drive pullie. I'm goin to have a complete set of trickflow underdrive pulleys duel electric cooling fans and stereo system wanted to make sure I had enough lol

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Right now it's a stock ribbed pulley. But like I said soon to be TF
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So if I'm not mistaken the pulley on the 3g is larger than stock.so you may have to play the belt/pulley game to make sure it charges right.

Are you installing the 3g and ud pulleys at the same time? If you are and the belt comes with them then you should be ok.if not you may want to wait or will just have to buy an extra belt.

The best trick I have found to getting a belt,that is if you have an old one your willing to ruin is: cut the belt.wrap it around your pulleys.mark where it overlaps.then duct tape it back together at the right length.and match it up at the auto parts store.you can also just measure it to before you tape it.this trick seems to work way better than using a string IMO.
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I'll be adding UD pulleys and ditching my smog and changing alternator all at same time
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That's cool.I hate playing the stupid pulley/belt game.lol. but its worth it in the end.
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Yep when I get home I'll take a video of how the car sounds right now. I'm down to only 5 parts left to buy before I can start my engine mods
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what else do you have to get? tomorrow im putting on my 10 series flows.then i have to hook up my gauge pod and gauges.while im doing the gauges i have to hide some wires under the hood.then im gonna move onto the lift bars,subframes, and torque box einforcment. then i think ill be about done this year besides i need a front end alignment.i also need a few cosmetic things but i want to actually enjoy my stang this summer instead of work on it.its been about 3 1/2 years in the making.
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I have little stuff left. Water pump. Cam. Fuel regulator. Fuel gauge. Then I get to tear into eng to put everything on. A few more weeks. But in the mean time. I'm doin subframe connectors torque box reinforcement and gears. I work offshore so it takes a little more time then someone else. Right now it's at upholstery shop getting new headliner and all gaskets for doors windows hatch and sunroof redone. When I get home I'm hoping to get torque box reinforcements and subframe connector in so I can hit the track before coming back to work and while I'm gone back to work for 2 weeks my brother is gonna install my gears so when I get home the next time I can hopefully do some break in driving and hit the track again. So I'm hoping by end of April the engine mods should take place
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speaking of.are you buying your subframes and torque box reinforcment? if you i was wondering if you could take some good pics for me.of the parts on and off the car.so i can use them to help fab mine up.if i had the cash i would probably just buy them.but i got good access to scrap steel at work and have a bunch in the garage.i havent done those parts before so some good pics may help me out.you can post them wherever maybe you umi thread or new thread, whatever you like.id appreciate it man.
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MAximum motorsport subframe connectors and UMI torque box reinforcement from AM
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cool.i just basically want to see what they look like ans especially how they mount.
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Ok no problem I'll take some pic and post them for you
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sweet. thanx man. then when i get to fabbing ill let you know how it turned out.
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