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Old September 4th, 2014, 02:05 PM
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finding the correct alternator

As I said in a previous posting, I need to change out the alternator on my '71 cutlass. I am having problems locating one, and I wondered if anyone out there had any ideas?

The ones that I found on some of the classic sites (Fusick and opgi) that are externally regulated are all 55 amp for non a/c cars. Even though the a/c on mine is non-functional (that's next years project), I would like to get the proper one (I'm guessing that would be a 60 amp one).

I have found a few of those on normal sites (advanced auto, autozone, etc). However, the wire connection on all of them differs than the stock Olds connector to the back of the alternator. I suppose that I could switch out the connector with a new one that would fit a newer alternator, but I would rather not if I do not have to.

Has anyone come across anyplace that sells new (or refurbished) externally regulated alternators that will accept the old (or Olds) wiring connection for the back of it?
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I'll do some digging to see who sells or can recon an alternator for yah
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Old September 4th, 2014, 02:52 PM
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you can also do what I do and when I have a question I call a oldsmobile restoration shop or engine shop they may know a guy or company to get what you need. It never hurts to ask.
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I can rebuild yours. What is the part number on yours? Do you have a picture of it? I may have something here if you are not in need of a specific number.
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Originally Posted by JpMotorsports View Post
you can also do what I do and when I have a question I call a oldsmobile restoration shop or engine shop they may know a guy or company to get what you need. It never hurts to ask.
Where can I find a Oldsmobile restoration shop??
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Where can I find a Oldsmobile restoration shop??
Drat...that was going to be my question.
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if you want a 60 amp from a 71 buick pm me your direct email and i will forward a pic or two . i have 25 plus alternators in a pile , some with rebuilt stickers.
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If you get your old alt. rebuilt, you can ask the rebuilder to make it a 63 Amp or whatever the maximum is for that model of alt.
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What's wrong with yours? You should still be able to get whichever internal part is bad from NAPA.
Or just have Stellar rebuild yours.

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Old September 5th, 2014, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by 70cutty View Post
Where can I find a Oldsmobile restoration shop??

google always helps I would def try these shops. I have called in the past Thorton Muscle Cars 610-282-2494, Eastcoast Classic Auto & Restoration 603-964-7777, Wings Auto Art - Body, Paint, Assembly (989) 855-2577
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The Alternator you need is a 1100569 55 amp output rating for AC cars. I have one available. The Standard 37 amp non AC by the way is 1100566, of which I have available also. I have them rebuilt locally or you can by the parts and re-build yourself. The vendor that rebuilds them up's the amperage rating automatically. so what ever the load it will handle it. I am Looking at $50 for a core plus shipping. If you want one rebuilt already I can arrange that also. Thanks
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saw this companies name posted on another thread "Supercars Unlimited" http://www.supercarsunlimited.com/ 503-641-1442
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55 Amp is an A/C alternator, NAPA, Carquest, Schucks or any parts store will have it, there's nothing odd about it or you can look around your area for an Automotive Electrical shop they can just rebuild the one you have.
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Originally Posted by RocketDevo View Post
The Alternator you need is a 1100569 55 amp output rating for AC cars. I have one available. The Standard 37 amp non AC by the way is 1100566, of which I have available also. I have them rebuilt locally or you can by the parts and re-build yourself. The vendor that rebuilds them up's the amperage rating automatically. so what ever the load it will handle it. I am Looking at $50 for a core plus shipping. If you want one rebuilt already I can arrange that also. Thanks
Thanks for the info everyone.

Are you sure about the amps being 55 for a/c cars? Everything that I was reading was stating that 55 was for non a/c cars, but they never listed out what it was for ones with a/c.
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