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#1 subestyle18

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 08:02 PM

I need a new alt. on my 83 and after reading about the xt6 swap in the repair manual it sound like a good idea. (im planning on putting in a extra deep cycle battery to run lights sterio ects..) Is thier in difference in the xt6 alts through out the years, is one year better/cheeper then others.
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 08:03 PM

they should all be the same. ther was no change in the xt6 short life span

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 11:52 PM

all XT6's alternators are identical. if you've ever taken an alternator apart, there's solder joint inside of it that causes the demise of most XT6 alternators. resolder and drive on. i've got a rebuilt one so i've never done it though, but know someone who has.

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 12:00 AM

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#5 subestyle18

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 12:36 PM

thanks guys i guess its time to go to the junk yard and start looking for xt6's. To bad they are not more common.

#6 subestyle18

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 03:03 PM

What are the people, who have done this swap, using as the spacer for this swap? Is it something that has to be specialy made, or what. Thanks.

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 03:09 PM

well I recently installed a xt turbo alt. looks like the xt6 unit just lower amps.

all i used was a small piece of flat bar with two holes drilled in it. used the stock alt bolt at the factory bracket with a nut on the back side. used a slightly longer bolt thru the bar into the alt. worked well.
only one tip. when drilling the holes in the flat bar make them a little wider apart than you think they need to be and it will still work. to close together and your S.O.L.




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