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Old 02-06-2016, 08:07 PM
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any updates

hey Folks


Been chatting with ALBUQ-F1 on another post but thought I'd bump this one,


Looking for a 1 wire alternator and bracket, using wide belt. for a 51/52 flathead 8 for my pickup.
Didn't really want to grind anything, not a fan of buying new stuff and then grinding it to powder! LOL


I too found speedway's sling shot mount and their note mentioning the need to do a buncha grinding.


But, in my case that's what the PO did, ground the front side of 1 of 4 of the thin bolts that hold the alt together, and used the orginal generator mount minus the strap. And added a longer thin pin type bolt to keep it from swaying on the 1 main bolt holding it on.
It aint pretty but it's in there, it's a 67 Impala 12v alt with ext volt reg.


Going to look to see if I can get a rebuild/convert to a 1 wire but
plan b was a new alt and mount.


Really like the powermaster (12v 1 wire alt that looks like a generator)
but the price got me, if I can go cheaper and no grinding I'd prefer that route.

Mac's has one too but it's only 40 amps?
Search Results For: Flathead Alternator Kit For All Years And Models Parts & Accessories



Thanks for any updates/or notes on where ya bought yours!

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Old 02-07-2016, 08:19 AM
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Wide alternator pulley

Originally Posted by 52 Merc View Post
Not meaning to hijack here, but where does one find a wide groove pulley to fit an alternator? Just curious.
Mid West Early Ford in Ohio, maybe Speedway too.
 
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:54 AM
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jackpot?

Well,


I may have just found 2 sites that have the slingshot adaptors.


Flathead Ford


alangrovecomponents has a nice informative site shows you the water pump measurements and alternator orientation so you get the right bracket.


alangrove dealer list; (site says you can buy from them (call in orders)
Dealer List


and


Flathead Ford Alternator Brackets
these guys have the same stuff within a few dollars of alangrove.


Will do more digging.
Anyone shop with any of these guys?
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Old 02-07-2016, 11:36 AM
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That's an excellent site! You should be set with one of their slingshots.
 
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Old 02-07-2016, 12:45 PM
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I bought my second bracket from:
Ford Flathead generator to alternator conversion b
It is aluminum, CNC machined from solid bar stock and it fit well. The earlier ones were steel. I have been happy with both.
They sell for about $65.
 
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