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 Post subject: ALTERNATOR HELP
Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:48 pm 
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just curious if an alternator off of a el ef falcon will bolt up to a eb ed motor if you change the pully? ive got a multi groove pully on mine so if i got a el serp belt type and changed the pully to the multigroove one for the ed would it still work?

 

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 Post subject: Re: ALTERNATOR HELP
Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:43 am 
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I have a EF 110amp alternator bolted into my EB, but it didn't bolt straight in. It required the following to be done.

# Grind the top mounting bracket down a bit
# Grind the alternator case fins down a bit
# Tap a thread & then fit a m10 thread insert into the top bolt hole with locktite
# Wait for the locktite to dry
# Change the pulley to suit your belt setup (optional - i haven't yet)
# Fit to car.

I can adjust the EF alternator just how ford intended it to be adjusted in my EB after all that work. Was it worth it? If you upgrade to thermo fans, have a stereo & more lighting or higher wattage globes, yes it will be worth it.

EF alternator into EB

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 Post subject: Re: ALTERNATOR HELP
Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:15 am 
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cheers for that torana guy now all i need id a el/ef alternator haha

 

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 Post subject: Re: ALTERNATOR HELP
Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:17 pm 
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EDXR6-Poly wrote:
cheers for that torana guy now all i need id a el/ef alternator haha


Your welcome dude. Don't forget the thread insert part of the job, do you have the tools to do that?

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 Post subject: Re: ALTERNATOR HELP
Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:28 pm 
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Nope lol but i have a mechanic as a mate that might be able to help me out with that part or i was just going to put a smaller bolt through the mddle and put a nut on the back of it ?

 

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 Post subject: Re: ALTERNATOR HELP
Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:50 pm 
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EDXR6-Poly wrote:
Nope lol but i have a mechanic as a mate that might be able to help me out with that part or i was just going to put a smaller bolt through the mddle and put a nut on the back of it ?


You could do that, but you will have more trouble adjusting the belt when it is required.

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 Post subject: Re: ALTERNATOR HELP
Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:35 pm 
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The EB XR8 I have had the alternator failing in that it was fluctuating but I got a 2nd hand EF Fairmont Ghia Mitsu 110amp one to replace the Motorcrap one - all by a Toowoomba Auto sparkie. The only thing they had to change was the plug from a 3 pin to a 2 pin one as I removed the back bracket when I took the alternator(the EB bracket has the angled piece to the exhaust manifold out by 90 degs). No grinding/threading/loctiting at all and I have got a constant 14.1V instead of the 12.5-14.8 rubbish with the old alternator. As a matter of course I also replaced the coil and the dizzy cap and rotor too

I recommend do it and pay the shop $100 to do it for you - rubbish the Motorcraft one as they cant be repaired(well permanently anyway and Fraud want $1200 for a replacement!!)
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 Post subject: Re: ALTERNATOR HELP
Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:06 pm 
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CPOCSM wrote:
The EB XR8 I have had the alternator failing in that it was fluctuating but I got a 2nd hand EF Fairmont Ghia Mitsu 110amp one to replace the Motorcrap one - all by a Toowoomba Auto sparkie. The only thing they had to change was the plug from a 3 pin to a 2 pin one as I removed the back bracket when I took the alternator(the EB bracket has the angled piece to the exhaust manifold out by 90 degs). No grinding/threading/loctiting at all and I have got a constant 14.1V instead of the 12.5-14.8 rubbish with the old alternator. As a matter of course I also replaced the coil and the dizzy cap and rotor too

I recommend do it and pay the shop $100 to do it for you - rubbish the Motorcraft one as they cant be repaired(well permanently anyway and Fraud want $1200 for a replacement!!)


Your probably right, on a V8 it looks like you wouldn't have to do any grinding, threading or loctiting (I have 2 Xr8 EB's as well) but on a 6cyl if you want to retain the EB belt setup & tension the belt like factory instructions you will need to! If you don't wan't to grind, thread & loctite you would need to either use a bodge bolt & nut setup which will make it much harder to adjust the belt to correct tension OR change to the >EF serpentine belt setup, changing all your accessories as well.

Interesting info in regards to the V8 tho, i've now got 2 Xr8's here, alternators are fine but i know they are way overpriced to replace, I will be keeping the idea of modding a EF 6cyl item to fit in the back of my mind.

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