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KL generator to alternator swap

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KL generator to alternator swap

Post by trebot » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:21 am

Have 12v system and want go to an alternator. Any specific alternator I should be looking or? Thanks

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Re: KL generator to alternator swap

Post by drrot » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:20 am

Pat Crusse makes a bolt on kit. I have used Delco-Remy 10SI one wire marine alternators. They take a lot of machining to get them to fit including modifying the front motor mount. Might be worth checking in to adding a pulley to the front of the flywheel.
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Re: KL generator to alternator swap

Post by jim.eakin » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:14 pm

I bought and installed the 12V alternator from Pat Crusse. Bolted right on and worked as expected. I wound up using a thinner lockwasher (external tooth) and thicker M16-1.5 nut to get more threads on the short shaft. Use a small (not large) electric impact wrench to tighten the nut.
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