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> Bolt up 160 amp Alternator Kit, "Plug and Play"
jsayre914
post Feb 1 2013, 03:27 PM
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QUOTE(Zimms @ Feb 1 2013, 03:55 PM) *

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Great kit! I can't wait to get this installed.


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post Aug 2 2013, 09:11 AM
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post Jun 24 2015, 09:33 PM
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I was asked why do we need to replace our wiring let alone up our electrical load capabilities.

Instead of going on a long dissertation I thought that I would provide a picture of an original OEM system that was taken out of a car to do one of my conversions.

Too much draw through too little wire. I wonder if it provided any illumination ...like a light bulb filament?
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I will let the pictures do the talking.


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post Jul 8 2015, 10:54 AM
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Got my kit was a great install very easy and the car never ran so good!!
Thanks pete.

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post Jan 25 2016, 10:50 AM
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How noticeable is the whine from the fan with stock exhaust? My 914 is already plenty loud even in stock form!

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post Jan 27 2016, 09:46 AM
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QUOTE(Amphicar770 @ Jan 25 2016, 10:50 AM) *

How noticeable is the whine from the fan with stock exhaust? My 914 is already plenty loud even in stock form!

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Thanks for the question.

For reference:
I have two different exhaust systems that I run with my 1.8 liter L-Jet and have run the 160 conversion kit for several years now without a hiccup. I run a monza or a turbo muffler off of stainless steel heater exchangers for both with the upgraded alternator system and I think that the new alternator system sounds like a very quite turbo charger with that exhaust system. Note that I am hypersensative to sounds as I am constantly keeping an eye as well as an ear on what's going on back there. Note that I have never had anyone ask: "what is that sound" or "do you have a turbo charger?"

If anyone else who has installed one of the kits would like to chime in on the sound difference please feel free.

Hope this helps,

Pete
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post Feb 14 2016, 10:48 AM
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I had a person installing one of the kits have some rattle coming from their alternator. The back of the alternator was touching the cylinder head sheet metal.
(Please see the picture that they were kind enough to provide.)

They were not aware that the alternator pivot bolt U bracket that mounts to the main fan shroud is adjustable. The U bracket can be slid forward and reverse via its oblong holes or it can be flipped 180 degrees changing the offset even further as the holes are offset.
(See the pictures of said bracket that I provided.)

Noise not withstanding, it is important that the installer provide as much clearance as possible at the rear of the alternator to move the positive cable bolt down terminal forward / away from the cylinder head sheet metal as much as possible.

All better now. They flipped the U bracket setting the alternator further forward. No more noise!


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post Feb 19 2016, 10:59 PM
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Fan assembly installation order:


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post Apr 12 2016, 07:03 PM
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Pete,

I feel I owe you an update:

It fits GREAT! and, it works GREAT!

I drive the car daily now due in no small part to your alternator.

Thanks again for you patience and the top tip to flip the bracket.

Also, I know you need some of the old parts back... but I threw away the paperwork which you included.

What parts?

Thanks again for the fantastic kit.

Dan
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post Apr 12 2016, 09:27 PM
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Oh, and a couple more observations -

Rain? no problem!

Night driving? no problem!

Driving at night in the rain? no problem!

Driving at night in the rain with everything on? no problem!
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post Apr 18 2016, 08:19 AM
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Dan,

Thanks for the feedback!

Turn it all on and drive!
That's how cars are supposed to be!


One thing that you didn't mention but I am sure is also going on is the quality of your starting. One thing that many don't see coming is the better starting. The battery is fully charged the last time that the car was turned off and with the larger power cables from the battery through the starter to the alternator as well as adding an additional ground to the bell housing in addition to your oem grounding the engine spins like a top with strong current flow and therefore better starting.

All of the above was the goal of the kit.

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post Sep 28 2016, 03:13 PM
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QUOTE(pnewman @ Apr 18 2016, 09:19 AM) *

Dan,

Thanks for the feedback!

Turn it all on and drive!
That's how cars are supposed to be!


One thing that you didn't mention but I am sure is also going on is the quality of your starting. One thing that many don't see coming is the better starting. The battery is fully charged the last time that the car was turned off and with the larger power cables from the battery through the starter to the alternator as well as adding an additional ground to the bell housing in addition to your oem grounding the engine spins like a top with strong current flow and therefore better starting.

All of the above was the goal of the kit.

Enjoy! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving-girl.gif)

Pete



Any chance for another group buy?
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post Mar 30 2017, 06:53 AM
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Any chance for another group buy?
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Sorry about the delay. Direct pm or email is the best way to contact me.

I can do a group buy / discount with 6 or more kits.
Thanks
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post Sep 20 2017, 10:47 PM
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I live in traffic-centric Los Angeles. Driving at night on the freeways in stop/go/roll traffic is disastrous. I don't even try it anymore. You can see the amp gauge drop into the danger zone of discharging. I've had the stock oem alternator checked and everything works fine. How can I get one of these from you?
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post Sep 21 2017, 10:33 AM
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QUOTE(pnewman @ Apr 18 2016, 07:19 AM) *

Dan,

Thanks for the feedback!

Turn it all on and drive!
That's how cars are supposed to be!


One thing that you didn't mention but I am sure is also going on is the quality of your starting. One thing that many don't see coming is the better starting. The battery is fully charged the last time that the car was turned off and with the larger power cables from the battery through the starter to the alternator as well as adding an additional ground to the bell housing in addition to your oem grounding the engine spins like a top with strong current flow and therefore better starting.

All of the above was the goal of the kit.

Enjoy! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving-girl.gif)

Pete

Just installed mine, it even improved my idle problems on '74 2.0 djet. Now both the idle adjustment on the throttle body and the knob on the ecu actually produce changes to idle speed instead of just being exercises in futility. I thought I had found all of the grounding faults, but maybe not?
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post Feb 5 2018, 11:02 AM
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My ALT died this weekend and I have been looking for your thread. Glad I found it, now I need to know if you are still doing this fine work? I see you have not been on here for a couple months.... Fingers are crossed. I'll PM and email you too.

Thanks,

Clark
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post Apr 1 2018, 04:09 PM
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Greetings and Salutations!

I have a lot going on right now and will be swamped with remodeling, work, school and kids.

I would like to do a run of kits in July / August.
Until then I will be unable.

Please shoot me a pm (vs. an email) and I will refer to my message in box when I get through this deluge of work. Hopefully I will be contacting people after Independence Day for deposits.

Sorry for any inconvenience but these kits are VERY labor intensive and the time to do them right is just not available currently.

Quality over profit.

Peace and happiness,
Pete
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post Jun 19 2018, 07:11 PM
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Are you still on track to do a run in July/August?
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post Jul 1 2022, 11:07 AM
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I just made a run of High-Power Type IV Alternator kits.
105-amp alternator with 160-amp stator
Plug and Play kit (see picture below).

I have only 6 kits left as of the time of this listing. ( SOLD OUT )
All “wait-listed customer” orders have been fulfilled.
They are ready to ship today.
First come first served.
When they are gone, they are gone.
I am not sure when I can do another run of kits as I am starting a new career and am back in school….
As my mom used to say: “Come get it while its’ hot.”
As my brothers used to says: “You snooze, you lose.”

No core charges.
Email me for Pricing / Availability and Payment.


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post Sep 5 2022, 06:16 AM
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Great thread. I own a 77 VW Camper and am very interested in this kit. What are folks doing to plug the cooling hole in the fan shroud, since the cooling boot is deleted to the alternator body? What's the cost on kit shipping to Europe (France)?
Thanks!
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