Thanks for the compliment... ;oops: It was not really done just to have fun with the alternator, I was in the middle of a small "project" when I discovered my engine probably would not survive the experience unless I did something about it first (as you know since you commented on my posts about the chains and bearings... ) The alternator and battery cables were incidental.earthworm said:How do you do these fantastically good and informative photos ??
Yes, it's the least expensive one of the fine-tooth ratchets. I got it from toolparadise.com along with one of the S-K thumbwheel ratchets, when I started to remember how little room there is to work in an engine compartment. It does not feel as solid as the older Pro series, but then it does not really have to be. The 10" 3/8 Pro ratchet can just about take the place of a 1/2 drive tool, if you slip something over the handle.Jeremy R. said:PMI, that's an S-K fine-tooth ratchet, isn't it? Those things are lifesavers in that engine compartment!
The alignment between the lower bracket, alternator, and upper bracket is not that accurate. I did a little filing also. Later I realized that if you insert the lower bolt loosely, and use it to guide the alternator into the upper bracket before you tighten the bracket down, it should work.Marks900SE said:...the Alt will not go down to where the bolt can go through it, the opening is just a tad too small. So I guess I will try to file part of the Alt down to make it fit better into the opening. Unless there are better ideas?
I tapped the bottom in with a rubber dead-blow mallet while the top was bolted in, but a little loose. It popped right in with a couple of whacks.Marks900SE said:So I guess I will try to file part of the Alt down to make it fit better into the opening. Unless there are better ideas?
Yes, it was. Never actually owned one, but I had a pretty close look at a couple.uglide1996 said:I really do miss my '89 900 though, sure was easier for jobs like this.