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Bruce L. Wiley Avatar
Bruce L. Wiley Bruce Wiley
Vidalia, Louisiana, USA   USA
1965 MG MGB "Daisy"
Has anyone tried this before I order?



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Bruce Cunha Avatar
placerville, California, USA   USA
Seems complex and expensive . Moss sells a conversion bracket for $16.99 It works really well. I have it on my 67.

http://www.mossmotors.com/Shop/ViewProducts.aspx?PlateIndexID=39086



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MGB567 Gold Member Barrie Braxton
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1966 MG MGB MkI "Money Guzzler"
1979 MG MGB GT V8 Conversion "Darkside"
ditto #2 is all I need write.



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Bskoros William Skoros
Westhampton Beach, New York, USA   USA
A buddy of mine has, many times, on the tractors he rebuilds!

Not going to fit an MG at all....

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Rick Fawthrop Gold Member Richard Fawthrop
Seattle, WA, USA   USA
I would be embarrassed to have that on my car.

thomas.dahl Tom Dahl
Bonn, NRW, Germany   DEU
Ha Ha... Seriously, just measure it up and make one.



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Gerry Gold Member Gerry Masterman
Prairieville, Louisiana, USA   USA
Why are you considering this? Does your MG not have the original brackets? You should be able to use the factory setup for a Delco with only minor mods. If anything you may have to make something for the rear but it will be easy

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rocannon Platinum Member Frank L
Inconveniently located in the wilderness, Oklahoma, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB GT "GT From Hell"
1980 MG MGB "Restored By Photoshop Inc."
I can't ever recall seeing that ever posted about in this forum.

In reply to # 3514440 by Bruce L. Wiley Has anyone tried this before I order?



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Checkmate Jim R
None, Left Coast, USA   USA
That looks way more complicated then it needs to be. It's a joke... right?

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bleteaches6 Lee Orphan
Bonney Lake, Washington, USA   USA
Use the Moss product

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geezer Silver Member charles durning
Magee, Mississippi, USA   USA
1958 MG Magnette ZB "Chick Magnette (sold)"
1967 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon (2-door) "Marvin"
1974 MG MGB GT
The issue he has is with the single foot Delco. Though that bracket can be made to work. The downside, mechanically, is with that bracket you now have 2 pivot points which will make keeping belt adjustments nye onto impossible unless the adapter bracket is anchored in place somehow.

That 10SI alt can be used if mounted up side down. The problem is with failure issues with the small ear. I have also seen where a bracket was fabricated as a back support to lession the ear failure. I have also heard of folks mounting the large mounting foot to the back of the water pump. That requires cutting up the foot to get belt alignment or getting a really deep pulley.

In short the 10SI alt is a great product and inexpensive. Unfortunately it's just not well suited for our cars. A better solution would be to use a 2 foot alt like the one from a Saturn S Series. Or bite the bullet and get the conversion that 123 offers.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-ALTERNATOR-1-9-SATURN-SERIES-SC-91-97-SL-91-97-SW-1993-97-321-1805-334-2400-/140740542668?fits=Make%3ASaturn&hash=item20c4ca40cc:g:B8oAAOSwiLdWCUTF&vxp=mtr

http://123ignitionusa.com/alternator-instructions/



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-05-19 11:17 AM by geezer.

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rggavmge roy gavilan
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA   USA
1965 MG MGB "Cecilia"
1974 MG MGB MkIII "Ruby"
In reply to # 3514443 by Bruce Cunha Seems complex and expensive . Moss sells a conversion bracket for $16.99 It works really well. I have it on my 67.

http://www.mossmotors.com/Shop/ViewProducts.aspx?PlateIndexID=39086

Ditto......I used also used the offset bracket from Moss...............worked perfectly.

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kuz1 Keith Kuzma
Prattville, Alabama, USA   USA
pm sent

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geezer Silver Member charles durning
Magee, Mississippi, USA   USA
1958 MG Magnette ZB "Chick Magnette (sold)"
1967 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon (2-door) "Marvin"
1974 MG MGB GT
Maybe this will help

http://www.mgexp.com/article/delco.html



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pinkyponk Gold Member Adrian Page
Berwick, Nova Scotia, Canada   CAN
How do we know what alternator the OP is using?

Here is a nice write up from Moss on how to do it. http://www.mossmotors.com/graphics/products/PDF/130-078.pdf

I'm sure all the bits could be found used... or new. Get the 18acr 50 amp if you go with a Lucas.

Adrian



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