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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 03, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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While planning out my alternator conversion to a CS130 I called the gang at Alan Grove Components to find out if their brackets would work with the new alternator. I was worried about this as the technical reference article notes that you have to modify the brackets for a 68 installation. There answer was 'Yes, just make sure you get an alternator for a 1990 Chevy 1 ton with a 454.' Cool! This alternator has the mounting tabs located at the 6 and 12 o'clock positions just like the current alternator. Needless to say it bolted right up.

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1990 CHEVROLET TRUCK K3500 1 TON P/U 4WD
8 Cylinders 454 N 7.4L TBI

Duralast part numbers from AutoZone:
DLG1352-6-3 (vs the DLG1345-6-7 in the tech article https://www.camaros.net/techref/ftecref14.html)

I actually got my alternator from O'Reilly Auto Parts as they are much more helpful than my local Autozone. Part number from them was 01-0396.

Hopefully this information will help make the conversion even easier.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 04, 09:59 AM
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Keepin' the archives alive....

Another good 105 Amp CS130 donor vehicle is the 1989 Pontiac Safari Wagon 5.0L. This one saves you the pulley swap as it comes with a v-pulley. 6 and 12 o'clock mounts; bolted right up on the '69. Advance Auto Parts had it for $78 with a $35 core. P/N P79223. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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Randy -- awesome info. Frien's alt died today and we were looking for a good number on the CS130.

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Timing's everything.... [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img] glad to help.

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A discussion with a friend reminded me that the alternator I installed (a reman unit) was not threaded for the tension bolt. I was operating under the assumption that it had been stripped and drilled out. I tapped the top hole 3/8NC. Works great, now I can use a 9/16 on the top and bottom bolts. He indicated that many most? of the CS series alternators are made this way. You'll need to put a nut on the back, or tap the hole.

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Re: Alternator conversion info (ftecref14.html)

Just a quick thank you to Randy. Came across this thread when I was searching about a CS alternator conversion. Got the alt for an 89 Safari and the conversion (alt change out and and rewiring) took all of 45 minutes.


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Re: Alternator conversion info (ftecref14.html)

I'm going way back and reviving this thread

I just picked up the Safari alternator from O'Reillys Part Number: 01-0381
- but where did yall find the pigtail? It doesn't take the normal style two prong plug.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...PartType=C0330

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I'm going way back and reviving this thread

I just picked up the Safari alternator from O'Reillys Part Number: 01-0381
- but where did yall find the pigtail? It doesn't take the normal style two prong plug.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...PartType=C0330

Thanks guys
Here's an old thread with the part numbers and information - https://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...ght=CS130+plug

There are several manufactures, Like Mad Electrical, that make adapter plugs to allow your existing alt. wiring to be plugged into the new CS130 tyoe.
I personnaly like to wire a new connector in so I'm sure the connections are good and there are fewer terminals to go bad...

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Re: Alternator conversion info (ftecref14.html)

This all comes at a great time... I'll be upgrading after Christmas

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Re: Alternator conversion info (ftecref14.html)

For those brousing this info, just beware. The 67 / 68 uses a short water pump with the alternator mounted on the left side of the motor. The 69 uses a long water pump with the alternator mounted on the right side.

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For those brousing this info, just beware. The 67 / 68 uses a short water pump with the alternator mounted on the left side of the motor. The 69 uses a long water pump with the alternator mounted on the right side.
Great info....Mine is a LWP/RS mounted (non-factory)

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