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Offline 79mustangcobra

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Concours Alternator Restoration Service?
« on: January 17, 2017, 04:12:34 AM »
Hi does anyone know or recommend someone who can do a Concours Alternator Restoration Service?

I found a date coded 60 amp 79 Motorcraft Alternator.   Thanks for any advice.
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Re: Concours Alternator Restoration Service?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 08:27:57 AM »
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Re: Concours Alternator Restoration Service?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 04:54:37 PM »
They come apart pretty easy. Press out the 2 bearings and you have the housing to refinish. Pulley, nut, screws and windings are straight forward. Throw in some new brushes and you should be good.

My only point is that they are not all that complicated. If you have a correct working unit, it's not too bad. Restoring all of the pieces has been discussed here many times. Much more complicated items have been detailed here on the restoration process. I see many of the NOS parts around. From what I recall, the final details might be the ink/paint stamp and the dye mark on the numbers.  Either way, it's good to support our restoration vendors when possible.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2017, 01:01:32 PM by KevinK »

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Re: Concours Alternator Restoration Service?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 08:08:34 PM »
They come apart pretty easy. Press out the 2 bearings and you have the housing to refinish. Pulley, nut, screws and windings are straight forward. Throw in some new brushes and you should be good.

But an owner/shop needs to consider restoring the case, plating the hardware, fan, pulley,refinishing the windings as well as restamping the finished assembly correctly. refinishing the case   (aluminum) can have its pitfalls that are difficult to undo, as discussed in a number of threads

Op was asking about restoring not just rebuilding

Also need to make sure you have the original and correct alternator to start out with. Allot of these have been replaced through the years since it was easier to pick up a rebuilt exchange rather than have you original one fixed/rebuilt
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Re: Concours Alternator Restoration Service?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2017, 08:11:37 PM »
1979 Mustang Cobra 5.0
2P Red and 1C Black

Stock never goes out of style
MCA #70281
Proverbs 3:5-6