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ripvwsss Dennis B
Forest, Virginia, USA   USA
I have been dealing with fluctuating output from my original alternator on our '76 TR6. I was considering attempting to rebuild it or change it out to a completely different one from a Chevrolet. I just located a rebuilt Lucas one at Advance Auto. The item number is 14022A. After a 20% online discount and after I return the old one, the total cost will be about $55.

Here is the link:

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/carquest-alternator-remanufactured-43-amps-14022a/5841895-P?krypto=JtE5efL%2BP7nzqyI2mWewPt6aHd%2B6c7ckWU0wPGZeUfE%2FVjF1UkxUKV4h1AGD1CIZfYO4IQO%2BsCWtU0pZCwACyVvR%2B8PyhP6dH2YGuHnThlP8yZv%2BP08VnLoQJAwB6wFP7V5nkrjwHryDrwLNEKoJuMl6fQLs9wu%2FosMgtCDfKEHAHQl%2B2L58VKt0rwuq%2FDDL

Dennis
'76 TR6

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Nemo74 Emile Bergeron
Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA   USA
I replaced my Lucas with a Delco alternator for an early
Chevy Camaro. It requires almost no modification, just
a matter of cutting off the mounting boss with a hacksaw.
It's been in the car for about 4 years and has worked
flawlessly and has the added benefit of having a higher
output.

ripvwsss Dennis B
Forest, Virginia, USA   USA
Emile,

Do you remember the part number for the alternator that you used?

Thanks

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Nemo74 Emile Bergeron
Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA   USA
I don't remember the exact number but i"ll see if I can get a
part number off it tomorrow and hopefully take a picture of it.

Stay Tuned,

Emile

Nemo74 Emile Bergeron
Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA   USA
Hi Dennis,

I found this write up on the interweb describing the alternator
conversion and part number. It's what I did to mine. I hope
it's helpful.

http://www.mntriumphs.org/aOLD/Tech_Info/Delco_Alternator_Conversion.pdf

Emile

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poolboy Ken D
Sandy Hook, Mississippi, USA   USA
That's the 7172 like mine. It's not exactly a 'plug and play' but the version I had did not require as much modification as the one in that link.
There's a chapter in Dan Masters "TRIUMPH TR250-TR6 ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE HANDBOOK" describing this Delco 7172 conversion.


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Nemo74 Emile Bergeron
Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA   USA
My install wasn't very involved either, but I thought the
link was a good reference point to start with.

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ripvwsss Dennis B
Forest, Virginia, USA   USA
Apparently Advance Auto doesn't have any of these in stock. So, I will be heading to using one of the options that you guys have used.

Dennis

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poolboy Ken D
Sandy Hook, Mississippi, USA   USA
Here is the AZ part # for the alternator in the picture I posted.
DL 7127-9M Duralas...which is a rebuilt Delco. It's the same alternator commonly used on GM autos in the mid 80's

That was in May of this year when I exchanged the old one with noisy bearings for a new one, taking advantage of their "lifetime warranty"
The original back in the year 2000 cost 49 dollars with a 15 dollar core charge.
The hole in the top for the alternator bracket is metric.. I don't know the threads size but I use a 1/2" wrench on it.

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