Originally Posted by snj5
So, besides the alternator, to effect this change:
1. grind down the front bracket -- on the alternator or the engine?
2. use third wire from ignition feed
3. same belts apply
To corraborate other input:
ensure no sig. loss in main battery wire
ensure battery is good to start with
I am coating my headers and have 'opened up that side of the engine to improved airflow - I am hoping that will be enough.
I am also replacing the fuse box connector where it burned out
Thanks for all!!
Will proceed once I get my car back!
sorry it took so long to reply. Grind down the aluminum bracket arm that holds the bottom alternator bolt. The arm will otherwise rub on the alternator pulley fan because of the increased angle for the new larger alternator. In other words... the new alternator is much bigger, for it to work with the excisting bracket it will have to pivot down much like if you were tightening the belt. The more "angle" you give it, the closer it gets to the pulley fan. You'll notice that Ferrari, already started the grinding... there should be a flat spot on the aluminum bracket, just continue grinding where Ferrari started. Once you start doing it you'll understand precisely because you won't be able to install the belt otherwise... it will be too loose. Hope this helps.