Posted by Mike Haas (126.96.36.199) on May 14, 2004 at 13:36:57:
In Reply to: studs posted by will on 18:05:01 05/11/04:
The issue has been forced. I took the generator to my auto-electric shop for diagnosis, and the diagnosis was that she's dead. The old-timer who rebuilt it for me a year ago has had some health problems and doesn't come into the shop any more. The younger guys have never worked on a generator and don't want to touch it. So much for keeping the engine as original as possible.
The studs turned out to be a non-issue. There was plenty of thread to accommodate the thickness of the alternator bracket.
The swingarm-bracket part turned into a bit of a headache. I wound up using BOTH the original bracket from the original genereator AND the bracket that came with the alternator and bolting them together to get enough length. I think I'll need to rework that later on.
The kick in the 'nads is that this new/used alternator isn't putting out any juice, despite assurances that "it bench-tested just fine".
Taking it all apart again tomorrow. Now that the old-timer is retired, I may need to find myself a new auto-electric shop after 20 years of great service.