Universal alternators

all your DIY needs
b31x
Newbie
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:32 pm
Location: Cambridge

Universal alternators

Postby b31x » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:39 am

Does anyone know of other alternators that would fit an L18? Does a C18 one work, for example?

Bluebird_U
Newbie
Posts: 41
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:04 pm
Location: Tauranga
Location: Tauranga

Re: Universal alternators

Postby Bluebird_U » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:20 pm

Does your car have an external or internal regulator? Most of the L series (4 and 6) alternators will fit, but I dont know which year they went from external to internal for the regulators. There is information around on how to "convert" your harness so you can run internal and then you can fit other brands too - some of the usa datsun sites show fitting of big power chevy etc alts.

68p510sss
Regular
Posts: 72
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:11 pm
aka: Andrewj
Location: Wanganui

Re: Universal alternators

Postby 68p510sss » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:55 pm

Rewiring to suit and internal regulator is fairly easy, the hard part is finding an alternator with a v belt rather than a ribbed belt. On my race car I am using a Subaru Justy alternator (small = light) just had to cut down the mount slightly. The early L series alternators used 8 mm bolts later ones use 10 mm. Other markets used local content alternators so there was may different units used. Good luck
72 510 sss, retired race car back on the road
70 510 classic race car
68 510 sss, retired rally car awaiting restoration


Return to “Tech & DIY Conversion Info”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest