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Old 08-17-2007, 06:05 PM
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Could you post a pic of the modified mount? I think I understand what is required but I would just like to be sure.

My alternator is on the way out, and isn't being helped by the lack of the heat shield on the back. Plus I have greatly expanded by battery and alternator cables and they fit very poorly with the stock alternator.

This is an EXCELLENT mod, and I would like to see this perhaps made into a write-up and posted somewhere important. Kudos for doing the legwork on this one.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:58 AM
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Has anyone else tried this solution? I would like to try this while the engine is out so I will have no fitment issues with my new turbo setup? Any other options?
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:06 AM
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Same here, I would like to do the same for my 3.0 build.
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:08 AM
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I did this on my car and it worked out great.
Definately recommend doing it.
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:18 AM
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I have made a "best offer" on a used on on ebay for fitment testing. It also looks like the mid 90's Odyssey alt would work out. Tman, if you have any photos or details to add to make this easier, let me know. I'll photo document my install with detailed how to so anyone wishing to do this can look in one post for a full solution. Engine is out of the car, so it will be much easier to show all the details with photos.
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:35 AM
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Kool View Post
Direct bolt on in factory location?

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Old 02-28-2009, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by jlturpin View Post
Direct bolt on in factory location?

No, not even close. That is a Nippon Denso style(honda style) + the pulley is V-belt vrs. our 6 rib.
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:44 AM
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the one from summit is almost exactly like mine. The install is detailed out in one of my
"getting lighter" post. Fab work required.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:03 PM
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off topic,

is it a good thing to "crank" the stock alternator, i mean, go to a shop and ask to put more power into it???
i dont know if you understand what i mean...
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:24 PM
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Generally its not a good idea to do that to any alternator, they are usually built to produce the right amount of power for the car, then every other specification is minimized. If you increase the power output you are also increasing the heat generated inside and without doing something to improve cooling inside the alternator you will likely have it fail sooner than an unmodified one.

The nissan quest mod is pretty good though, it addresses the main cooling problem for the stock alternators and has more than enough power for our cars.

No idea what you are doing in your car, but the stock alternator can produce more than enough power for all but the craziest stereo setups.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Zero10 View Post
Generally its not a good idea to do that to any alternator, they are usually built to produce the right amount of power for the car, then every other specification is minimized. If you increase the power output you are also increasing the heat generated inside and without doing something to improve cooling inside the alternator you will likely have it fail sooner than an unmodified one.

The nissan quest mod is pretty good though, it addresses the main cooling problem for the stock alternators and has more than enough power for our cars.

No idea what you are doing in your car, but the stock alternator can produce more than enough power for all but the craziest stereo setups.
no i dont have any stero setup,
its just, my mecano proposed me to this when I will have the motor out, but i didnt know why,..

i will tell him its not a good thing to do..

thx
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:57 PM
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Eniac, this is exactly what I have been loking for. Tman, did you use all the exact same parts? Everything went well and it works great?? Eniac, you still here? How is the mod holdin up after all this time?

Really glad this thread popped up.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Rickamurphy View Post
Eniac, this is exactly what I have been loking for. Tman, did you use all the exact same parts? Everything went well and it works great?? Eniac, you still here? How is the mod holdin up after all this time?

Really glad this thread popped up.
Same everything, works great. I have maybe 5k miles on the set up now.
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:17 PM
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Looks like a very ambitious project. I would have just solved the problem with an AC delete kit. The alternator goes where the ac compressor was and you get more room....you just no longer have AC. My AC stopped working 5 years ago and I'm in horribly hot Texas, but I'm throwed like that.
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