Originally posted by brenx
Do they make 80amp bosch alternators? I spoke to a few places local to me in Cranbourne. That'd be the go.
1st place said nah mate 55amp max and 2nd said the same.
3rd place in Hampton Park said they can adpapt a VN 5.0 100amp alternator to suit. I am weary of this as it used to throw belts. So if they stuff it up it'll start throw belts again.
I had a 80 amp unit on my Cleveland for donkeys years. It did fail after about 8 years, however it was also regularly revved to 6000rpm.
I also never threw a belt, and if you are, then you have an alignemt problem or are using the wrong belt.
I'd personally go with the adapted 100amp unit, but make sure they set it up properly and make them guarentee it won't throw belts.
BTW, I had the 80 amp rebuilt and it went for another few years until I took the car off the road.