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Old August 23rd, 2005, 20:48
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Alternator relocation

After replacing my alternator for the second time in six months, I realize that it might be a good investment to relocate it to a "safer" place on the engine.

The spot that the A/c pump resides in looks tempting, but the a/c still works and still has R-12 in it.

Has anyone ever relocated their alternator? I've found many threads about replacing it, protecting it, and upgrading it, but only two that even mentioned relocating it.

Why not?

I realy enjoy the mucky, muddy stuff up here, so any help is apriciated.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 23:02
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Re: Alternator relocation

Try looking for pics involved with an onbaord welder. that is one Jeep here that has the second alternator next to the a/c unit. But you could easily move the alternator to this postion. It will however require you to move the battery.

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Old August 23rd, 2005, 23:11
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Re: Alternator relocation

how bout this , it would take some good fab work. Most of the research has been done here. But he is using it as a welder .. there is no reason why it can be set up to be used as a alternatro instead .. Just move the OEM wiring up and do it.. This would not be bolt in by any means , but if yoiu are really tired of replacing alternators it might be a thought. He doesnt do any thing about tensioning the belt but if you are gonna go that far might as well go the whole nine yards..It wouldnt be that difficult.


But it would involve more than just moving the battery.

http://home.off-road.com/~wanderingw...ntrol_box4.JPG

here is the link for the writeup for the alternator movement..
actaully he uses a ford alternator but you could simply use a OEM jeep alt instead
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Old August 24th, 2005, 01:06
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Re: Alternator relocation

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how bout this , it would take some good fab work. Most of the research has been done here. But he is using it as a welder .. there is no reason why it can be set up to be used as a alternatro instead .. Just move the OEM wiring up and do it.. This would not be bolt in by any means , but if yoiu are really tired of replacing alternators it might be a thought. He doesnt do any thing about tensioning the belt but if you are gonna go that far might as well go the whole nine yards..It wouldnt be that difficult.


But it would involve more than just moving the battery.

http://home.off-road.com/~wanderingw...ntrol_box4.JPG

here is the link for the writeup for the alternator movement..
actaully he uses a ford alternator but you could simply use a OEM jeep alt instead
Yeah that's the one i was trying to find. But the link is for the pic only, do you have the link to the whole write-up?

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Old August 24th, 2005, 10:33
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Yeah that's the one i was trying to find. But the link is for the pic only, do you have the link to the whole write-up?

Dingo

duh ..sorry I meant to post that ..welll here it is

The write up isnt really a writeup more of a here what did kinda thing

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...hreadid=115595

he post a link to his pics but doesnt get into a specific measurements still if yoiu have a imagination im sure ya could figure it out

the only problem I see is that he doesnt account for the tensioning
he uses a contraption kinda deal


I think my tensioning device is a little better than what he has



here is a thread about doin this but not a whole lot of info

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ghlight=welder

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