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Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds Enthused or Confused about your vintage Marlin build? Ask away here or show off your build.

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Old 11th April 2016, 21:52
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Default E30 325 alternator

My alternator has gone phut. The 325 alternators are pretty expensive. Does anyone know if I can fit one from another engine, 318 or320 perhaps, without any mods. I dont need the stonking 90amps that the 325 alternator provides.

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It may be the regulator or the diode pack, you can replace them yourself. Try www.jcrsupplies.co.uk for spare parts.
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Robin,

Take a look at my build log on Flickr

https://www.flickr.com/photos/580680...n/photostream/

I've just successfully got a light weight denso alternator running on my sportster. It cost about 90 plus another 20 odd for a light weight ali 6V pulley. It did require a bit of bracket fabrication so that may put you off
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Thanks Morris

That Denso alternator does look good, but I want to do the job with the minimum of hasssle so I think I will stick to an "original".

I finally found a remanufactured one on ebay (From a 320 but I think that just means its 60A raher than 90A). And at least it has been remanufactured by the supplier so I can always shout at them if it is no good :-)

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