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Old 05-13-2017, 08:47 PM   #41
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I finished up the alt from the '99 tonight. The stator wouldn't budge, so I de-soldered the rectifier and then just pulled the center section and the rotor.
Yeah, I had to do that on the one I just did too. Still works fine, but yeah.... overspray gets in there.

What paint did you use on yours? Looks good.

I've also hot tanked them before, which looks really good. My Buddy doesn't have a hot tank right now though... so, Alumiblast paint was it, LOL.
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I used Rustoleum's Universal "Flat Antique Nickel." It's probably just a shade darker than raw aluminum, but the "Satin Silver" looked too..... silver-y (?).

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Gee, I wonder why it was cutting out at higher RPM.....



What you can't see in the pic is the corrosion on the top track of the slip ring.

And yeah, I think I'll clean the case up and paint it. Not quite as clean as I thought.



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Nice.... what kit did you do on this one?
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This one's getting the full treatment: upgraded stator and rectifier, new brushes and slip ring, and the better bearings I got from the local rebuild shop. I'm going to re-use the regulator simply because I trust the Motorcraft one more than the no-name made-in-China unit.

The case is soaking in a Simple Green solution over night, so we'll see if it actually needs paint or not tomorrow.
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Just the Simple Green soak and a brush brought the case back to great condition.



I'm still going to hit it with some paint, though. That way dirt won't "soak" into the open pores of the aluminum, and maybe it will stay nicer longer.

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I'm still going to hit it with some paint, though. That way dirt won't "soak" into the open pores of the aluminum, and maybe it will stay nicer longer.

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I would. Just some high temp black (like BBQ grill paint) and it should look good for quite a long time.
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The problem is that we have become a throw away society. Instead of letting a local or us based remanufacturer, repair our part, we opt for the fast cheap one from A******E. The chinese or Taiwonese are happy and more of our remanufacturers go out of business. I take exception to people aping others in saying all do shoddy work. I worked for one in the late 80's in Columbus, Georgia. Every starter, alternator or generator was totally disassembled, hard parts sandblasted and painted. Bearings, bushings and brushes were discarded. All were reassembled with new parts and bench tested by a trained human. They went out of business because they could not compete with the state sponsored and subsidized overseas companies.
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