01-28-2013, 07:50 PM
MC Master Poster
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 1977 Stars & Stripes
Location: St. Paul, MN
Originally Posted by JDC
A few weeks ago I noticed quite a bit of rust on my alternator brackets, so it took the alternator off to clean 'em up. I also noticed when I spun the pulley, the bearings sounded a bit crunchy.
I can't have rust like this on my engine!
I decided to go the route a previous poster went and have the brackets powder coated. A bench grinder with a wire wheel, and an hour later, they were all cleaned up.
I replaced both the bearings at a cost of $10. My brushes looked in great shape and still had about 75% left. I didn't bother with a bench test since it was working fine... it just looked like crap. I used a little crocus cloth on the slip rings and they were good to go.
The powder coater said it may take 2 weeks unless they get more to do in gloss black. They were done in 3 days.
Powder coating cost me $22. These won't be rusting again for a while.
I cleaned up the windings frame and painted it so it would be black again, and cleaned up the rust on the alt frame screws. I used new mounting bolts, and cleaned up and painted the pulley.
It's all pretty now.
Two Chrome 10 hole wheels with Kenda Loadstar radials.
Mounted, balanced and delivered.
PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $199
Parts, labor and return shipping included
Holley Marine 4160 Freshly Rebuilt $349 - Delivered
2 LED 6" BRAKE LIGHTS DELIVERED $32