Taking the old one out, the oily bastard slipped out of my hands and hit the floor, bending the pulley. No sweat thought I, I'll just use the pulley from the new one and skip a groove. Apparently, this isn't as direct a swap as I had hoped. The alternator that I ordered has a larger casing diameter than the old one and the housing bolt holes don't line up.
So, I thought I'd scrap the upgrade idea and just replace the front bearing. Wrong again. The bearing it crosses to is the correct OD but too large on the ID. And I have a bent pulley. Thought I had an old unit laying around somewhere, but it must have gotten collected with the cores. Dammit.
I'm a bit frustrated now. I'm leaving to go get a DON bumper from Sparky tomorrow and then to see Frank's truck on Sunday. I'm not leaving town til in the morning. I can order another alternator and have it at 8am. Any suggestions on what to order it for?
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