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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 8th, 02, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Someone on this site posted an individual that rebuilds alternators that look better than new at a reasonable price. Anyone have their's done or know of this person ??. If so send me their name..

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 9th, 02, 06:10 AM
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Camaro Hi Performance, in Maryland.

You can decide if it is reasonable or not, but Jerry does outstanding work!


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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 9th, 02, 06:46 AM
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The cast case is difficult to polish up. If you have a good case or matching numbers case, you might want to try what I did. After dissasembly, I cleaned and then painted the case using a high quality brand spray bomb in "Aluminum" color,(I used Castles' brand). The gasket was painted Black and the screws and pulleys were painted with Seymours' "cast blast" Then I took it to the local auto electric shop and had them rebuild it. It really does look good.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old May 9th, 02, 08:11 AM
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I would just disassemble the alternator, remove the diodes and such, then have somebody else polish the case. I did the same thing as the above post, just sprayed it with some aluminum paint.

Honestly, I don't know why people don't rebuild their own alternators more often. It's really easy, and any service manual can help you out. You're also assured you did it right, instead of some joker rebuild company that sells through your local auto parts store.

Buying a rebuilt alternator is buying somebody elses problems.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old May 9th, 02, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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I'm "not" looking to polish it. I should have made it clearer. I'm looking for originality. I want it rebuilt using the same numbers and having the original look. the bearings are spent thus the need for the rebuild.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old May 9th, 02, 11:20 AM
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Like Kevin W said, check out Camaro High Performance. I had a smog pump rebuilt and he reskinned the case. The thing looks like brand new. He does great work and for what you get the price I think he is reasonable.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 11th, 02, 03:00 PM
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Jerry (Camaro Hi-Performance, www.z28camaro.com) will restore/rebuild it just like new - even the diodes will be dated correctly for your car; Jerry re-skinned ALL the aluminum parts in my engine bay:

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