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 Post subject: BA alternator onto to an EF/EL engine block can be done !
Posted: Sun May 06, 2007 10:12 pm 
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My latest BA part to go in - a BA alternator.

You can't buy brand new ef/el alternators, so I had though a rebuild will be my only option.

Well today I was shown a brand new BA alternator and looking at it, I thought it wont fit the ef/el motor bot I am sure I can devise a way, after several moments thought, and a bit of measuring I decided with the swapping of the front cover it would fit the ef/el engine. (I was going to swap front and back covers but that seemed to much work for the end result needed).

I removed the pulley's, removed the 4 bolts around the outside of the front housing, removed it, put the ef/el front housing on the ba alternator did it all back up and bolted it in, the plugs are in a slightly different spot and now the the alternator is held by just 2 points at the front, will devise a bracket for the rear soon.

But it did fit, it is done up tight and it was plug and play wiring.

So after a few hours work, and a bit of effort, I now have a hybrid 110amp brand new BA alternator in my car (essentially a BA alternator with ef/el front cover).

 

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Posted: Sun May 06, 2007 10:58 pm 
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impressive... you never cease to amaze me with what you do to your car

 

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Posted: Sun May 06, 2007 11:08 pm 
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Sounds like a good mod to consider when the alternator dies.
Question tho, does the BA alt, put out more amps than the EL one? and secondly do you have any pics of the work you did to change the covers?

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Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 9:24 am 
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I can take some pics to better explain the removal and swap.

BA is still only 110amp, but as ef/el are not available anymore, it makes a good alternative for brand new parts.

 

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Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 2:02 pm 
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how much was the BA Alt ?
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Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 2:06 pm 
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i'm looking foward to a BA chassis into the ea :P

 

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Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 2:35 pm 
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Ive got a BA alternator in my EA too.

The alternator didnt need any mods though.
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Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 3:48 pm 
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whats wrong with pick-a-part for an alternator for $30?
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Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 6:33 pm 
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i got au internals in my ef front and rear housing.
i just made a 6mm spacer up because thats how much bigger the au stator is compared to the ef/el.

my original one didnt s**t itself, i just put the au one on because it charges a little better at idle.

 

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Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 9:14 am 
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cost is around $200 new, better then 2nd hand or a rebuild IMO.

 

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Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 8:02 pm 
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i went one better and got an ex-warranty au one for free and put a new regulator in it.
ah the joys of once being an auto elec (not anymore).

 

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Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 9:27 pm 
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Yeh for the money thats a far better way to go ... nice work dude ... u really want a B series dont u hehehe .. price was good too. Be a nice mod for most of the guys run the 65/80A alternator and looking to beef up their stereo/electronics etc

 

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Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 11:45 pm 
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Repco have Champion ones on sale at the moment, around $250 from memory..

 

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Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 5:39 pm 
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I think with new brushes and bearings the original alternator should go another 12 years for 10% of the cost. On the EF mine got drowned in power steering fluid.
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