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Old 10-31-2010, 12:19 AM
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Was wondering if I could ship you guys my 2nd alt's bracket for mounting it in my AC position and then have you fab-up a new mounting bracket with an idler pulley on it like it is on the old one, this one's idler pulley isnt trued up perfectly and simply has been a bit of a headache and would like a solid, one-piece bracket instead that'll work better.

Also, since the saturn doesnt make jack for horsepower at idle (well, pretty much all the time lol) id prefer to have a smaller alternator than I currently have there. It's a large-case GM, "250"-amp (dont believe it) for a suburban but would probably like to go to a decent, smaller HO alternator more like 140-160 amp or somewhere along those lines.

Just looking to have a 2nd alt for a bit more juice ontop of the 225-amp in the stock location. So I would need a new alternator to go with it that'll fit those needs, just something with decent output at idle.


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The bracket on with the idler pulley (actually 2 pieces, as you can see):





What id like to accomplish with the idler pulley...



When it all first went in:







I know you guys can definitely help me out with my 2nd alt but the big question is if you could make me a new bracket if I sent you my old one to go off of...? Then just make a few simple changes to allow the new alt to mount to it (ofcourse).

Thanks in advance

I love my 225-amp Mechman and cant wait to get another under the satty's hood
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sure, no problem. I would basically just make up a new bracket just like your old one out of thicker metal, one piece instead of welded together. I don't know that I could improve much on the rear support bracket, it appears to be pretty solid.

We have some new KILLER 200 amp units in that same housing that have BRUTAL output at idle. over 150 amps by only 700 RPM, great output even as low as 500 rpm engine speed, plus they are pretty much indestructible. They are on sale right now for $299, (reg. $349)
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sure, no problem. I would basically just make up a new bracket just like your old one out of thicker metal, one piece instead of welded together. I don't know that I could improve much on the rear support bracket, it appears to be pretty solid.

We have some new KILLER 200 amp units in that same housing that have BRUTAL output at idle. over 150 amps by only 700 RPM, great output even as low as 500 rpm engine speed, plus they are pretty much indestructible. They are on sale right now for $299, (reg. $349)
That'd be awesome, I probably couldnt get the alternator for a little while until I save a bit of money, how long are they onsale for? It sounds like youre talking about a similar alternator to my stock-position one maybe, it did 153 amps at idle iirc and love it, its rock-solid

And whenever you have a minute could you send me a quote for making the new bracket? May also be interested in having something etched on the driver's side part of the bracket, would that be possible?

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I'd charge $80 per bracket if you supply the idler pulley. I don't have any way of Etching anything on it though...
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Cool cool, I would probably ship the bracket with the pulley attached and you could use that. And that's fine on the etching, I'll figure out a way to get that done Thanks, ill get in contact with you a bit down the road and after thinking things through I may go with a smaller alternator just due to the strain on the motor, especially at idle it cant crank a whole lot
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Just get a hand throttle on that bish so you can set the idle at 1200 rpm for demoing.
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I would just like ONE alt for my Satty.......
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Just get a hand throttle on that bish so you can set the idle at 1200 rpm for demoing.
Would like to but im actually a bit more concerned about simple day to day driving...coming to a brief stop with it turned up and things start to go south for the motor ...even with the single 225 alt in the stock location my motor almost dies when the 20k turns on if i dont give it a little gas right when the engine starts

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I would just like ONE alt for my Satty.......
Lol, my stock location alt is a Mechman......id suggest it
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Not to thread jack, but I'd pm'd you about it and asked him about it and I was told you had to do some fabrication if I'm not mistaken.
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Not to thread jack, but I'd pm'd you about it and asked him about it and I was told you had to do some fabrication if I'm not mistaken.
Minor fabricating, simple fix though. I spacer-arm of sorts was used because you couldnt get the alternator to mount on both mounting points so one of them is attached via an arm which is bolted to the factory mounting point. Once I found the problem they got on it right away, had the arm fabbed-up and out to me stat

I also had to take the power steering pump out to get the alternator down there...couldnt go up thru the wheel well like with the stock alt...it simply couldnt fit lol. It was a little adventure getting it in but im not even CLOSE to a mechanic and it was a pretty easy process imo (I think a big part of that is how easy older saturns are to take apart and put back together) but probably not what you would call a direct-swap alternator for it lol. Id do it again any day of the week though, its rock solid
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