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MG MGB Technical - Can this alternator be saved?
|The alternator on my 74B is overcharging and has ruined the battery (explaining the strange odor I asked about last week!). Since the voltage regulator is internal, can I do anything with it, or must I replace the entire alternator?|
Ft Mitchell, KY
|You can replace the regulator in the alternator. Any good rebuilder should be able to get you one as well as Moss or VB.|
|Not sure I would want to just replace the regulator, that could just be colateral damage from something else. Exchange replace it and you get (hopefully a fully rebuilt and tested unit with a guarantee.|
|Paul Hunt 2|
|You can get an alternator with a lifetime warranty most likely from your local chain autoparts store. Look at the store's website first, usually the online price is less and most stores will honor the online price.|
There are three popular options for replacement.
The following link is for the Delco alternator
The Bosch alternator for a '80 Ford Fiesta is another good option. To use this alternator, you may need to purchase a spade connector. This alternator has two wide spades and one narrow spade.
For both non Lucas alternators, you may have to buy a pulley and longer belt.
|Dan, Paul's answer is probably the best if you're unfamiliar with alternators. My good friend and fellow midget driver Steve rebuilt his alternator on his 75 Midget last month. Got a regulator assembly from VB. He did say that there are 3 types and you really need to know which one you need, difference is number of leads.|
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