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Author Topic: Alternator Adjuster Bracket is Cracked - Options  (Read 123 times)

5570xr2

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Alternator Adjuster Bracket is Cracked - Options
« on: September 15, 2018, 09:14:50 AM »

Don't know how but my alternator bracket has a crack in it.  Fatigue, over-tightening, who knows.  And my alternator is going bad so I want to replace it and the bracket at the same time.  Regarding the bracket, can I -

1. get it welded?
would that hold up or eventually fail again?

2. get a replacement?
Haven't had any luck finding one new or used.  No Capris in any junkyards near me.  Anyone have one?

3. would one from a Miata work?
I see some on eBay but they don't look quite the same

Suggestions?

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Re: Alternator Adjuster Bracket is Cracked - Options
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 10:32:49 PM »

If you find a competent welder, it can absolutely be welded and should not be an issue in the future. Yes they do fatigue and crack, I have one that cracked on me as well.
I want to make a new bracket with more meat, longer throw of adjustment, possibly with a proper tensioning mechanism instead of the "jam a tire iron in there and yank" method
I have waaaaay too many of these "i want to make" projects. hah
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