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    Matt S Have you checked out the CUCV Helpful Threads?

    Lots of great information. There is a member here that has a lot of the rebuild parts.
    His handle will come up, if I can remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cucvmule View Post
    Matt S Have you checked out the CUCV Helpful Threads?

    Lots of great information. There is a member here that has a lot of the rebuild parts.
    His handle will come up, if I can remember.
    Yes I have. The links to the kits don't work. The other links lead to multiple kits. Tow4 is the member I PM'd over a month ago and haven't heard back from.

    Which kit/parts are necessary?
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    Update - I've contacted 2 vendors. Kits look similar but one includes the hardware and other one does not. I'm placing an order and I'll update with the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt S View Post
    Yes I have. The links to the kits don't work. The other links lead to multiple kits. Tow4 is the member I PM'd over a month ago and haven't heard back from.

    Which kit/parts are necessary?
    Sorry I missed your pm Matt. I had replied to several inquiries and thought I got all of them. I'm not offering the kits at this time. I may in the future and will post another classified ad at that time.
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    Well...It was going well and then the rear bearing didn't want to come out and the housing is toast.

    Now I'm looking for a new one. I hate it when I do that.
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    When I "rebuild" my alts, I usually do not replace the bearings if they seem tight and are running quiet. Usually they are not the problem, especially on relatively low mile CUCVs and the OEM ones are probably better than the reproductions.

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    It reads like you have a broken foot, need to drive your CUCV to work and now it can't be driven because your alternator rear housing is broken. Correct?

    Put your passenger side alternator on the drivers side, wire it up and isolate the wires that went to the passenger side alternator so they don't touch anything. You are in California where you won't have to do repeated super cold starts. You can get 10-15 starts on good batteries without working alternators. Get yourself to work and back and then charge the rear battery at home each night. This will let you get along until you find another Delco 27Si alternator housing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrman View Post
    It reads like you have a broken foot, need to drive your CUCV to work and now it can't be driven because your alternator rear housing is broken. Correct?

    Put your passenger side alternator on the drivers side, wire it up and isolate the wires that went to the passenger side alternator so they don't touch anything. You are in California where you won't have to do repeated super cold starts. You can get 10-15 starts on good batteries without working alternators. Get yourself to work and back and then charge the rear battery at home each night. This will let you get along until you find another Delco 27Si alternator housing.
    Awesome and thoughtful response! The foot has healed enough to get back on the motorcycle. That's a great way to get by that I wasn't aware of. The new alternator should arrive this week and I could be back up and running this weekend.
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    Drivers side alternator charges the front battery and keeps the truck running. Passenger side alternator charges the rear battery and is only used for a stock starter motor and stock glow plug system. If your truck starts up like it should. Less than a second of cranking time. Then that back battery doesn't need more than a few minutes of charge before it is topped off again.

    Glad the foot is healed enough to be in the wind again.
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    The new alternator is on. The gauge initially went to the high end of the gauge. Might've been since it was catching the battery back up to par. It was charging at 14.48v while Alt 2 was 14.40v. After a drive the gauge has come down a bit. The dash light has been consistently on.

    The new belts are silent. I'm thinking of trying to get another alternator back to get a back up ready.
    Last edited by Matt S; 11-04-2019 at 00:38. Reason: More info
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