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Triumph TR6 - FIESTA ALTERNATOR FOR A TR-6 ?

does anyone know the model number for a ford fiesta alternator that fits a triumph tr6 ? have heard one model fits perfectly and cranks out more than the lucas.....
thanks for any help.
terry
TERRY SUEN

Terry,
Thats not the only one that fits. You can use anyone you want when it comes down to it. Mine has a typical GM on a Chrysler bracket.
Marcello

But how are you guys going to 'splain all that to the next owner when you sell your car?

John Parfitt

Just tell them to take the parts with them to the store if they need replacing. The Delco or GM is one I'm sure they'll recognise. Anything Lucas...well, maybe a set of points by Neihoff or something would fit. The Fiesta alternator is hard to come by, I hear. Searching the web will yield different approaches to replacements, choose whatever you think is best. There's probably even a few folks that package a kit, probably using a Delco. There's probably a $50 profit to be made in doing a package like this, but it's probably worth it for most people to know it's been tested and works well.
Tom

There were three alternators fitted to the Fiesta, two different Ford/Motorcraft versions and a Bosch. The alternator you want is the Bosch unit. Go online to one of the parts store with application listings and start searching for Fiesta alternators. When you see the Bosch alternator, you are there (sort of).

The alternator itself is rather easy to get, the fun part is getting the fan and pulley. So check with the source and see if the supplied unit comes with fan and pulley or not. You can also go junk yarding for one of these alternators to get the fan and pulley and you will get an alternator core to boot.

The primary advantage to the Bosch unit is that it is a direct bolt on replacement for the Lucas alternator. You may or may not have to go to a slightly longer belt. I wound up going to one 1/2" longer, others on the board have used the stock belt, while others had to go 1" longer.
SteveP

Terry- I have a brand new Fiesta by Bosch alt. I will part with it at a great price. I am out of town until weeks end and will contact you when I get back if you are interested.
Don Kelly
Don Kelly

Steve P

Does the bosch unit match the LUCAS pin configuration or are mods required there too?

bob
Bob Craske

Hello,
I have a bosh unit from a fiesta in my car. The bosch unit does match the Lucas pin config: No mods are required. The only change I made was to go to a slightly longer belt. good luck
Michael

It is a direct bolt on replacement as confirmed by Michael above. The belt comment stands. It seems to be a function of year and bracket configuration for the alternator mount and personal preference as to whether or not you should go slightly longer on the belt. I went to a belt that was 1/2" longer than stock, but could have used a stock or the 1" longer belt (all three were tried to see which "looked" better). The 1/2" longer belt gave plenty of adjustment room in either direction while the stock and the 1" longer did not leave much margin for adjustment.
SteveP

Terry- My offer still stands. Brand new and never had a charge thru it. AT least 1/2 price + shipping
Don
on

Don in washington state,
just bought a lifetime warrenty plus 75 bucks new alt from advance auto. might still want yours for backup.
email me a price.
terry
TERRY SUEN

what is the amperage output of the bosch, i have driving lamps and a hefty stereo to boot!

bob
Bob Craske

Not especially TR related, but I've now had my (Bosch) lifetime starter from Advance replaced 3 times now on my van. The first time it never worked at all, so it was changed twice in 2 days, both well below 0 degrees F. I replaced the (Nippon) alternator on that van with a rebuilt from Napa before the first starter went on that same vehicle. Still amping away. At least there was never a fight over the warranty at Advance.
Tom

Mine is a real Bosch and cost around $100 bucks now. It puts out 55 amps I think.Let me check shipping cost.
Don
DON KELLY

This thread was discussed between 02/08/2005 and 07/08/2005

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