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Old 09-10-2019, 12:53 PM
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Which Alternator do I have?

If there is anyone that can ID this alternator for me I would greatly appreciate it. Also if anyone happens to know what I could replace the VR (VSH 6201N, Prestolite) with, that would also be helpful, I can't seem to source one, or have time to modify a different unit to make work. They are OS/NA from every supplier I have reached out to. I am in Toronto BTW if anyone has a spare they are willing to part with. Thanks.
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Old 09-10-2019, 04:47 PM
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Are you dead set on keeping this alternator? Why not replace it?
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:42 PM
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Are you dead set on keeping this alternator? Why not replace it?
I do want to replace it, but I would like to know what it is first. I will rebuild it over the winter and keep as a spare. It doesn't seem to match any other photos I have seen online. The boat is built '67, so it's certainly an older piece of gear.
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:57 PM
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Again, just my opinion but the costs of rebuild vs. replace are probably a wash unless you're attached to it as a museum piece. Whatever you decide to do be certain the end result is ignition protected to SAE Standard J1171. That is, any old alternator rebuilder might not know the difference.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:44 AM
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I would also suggest a new alternator and a lot of the wiring in that photo looks beat too.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:36 AM
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Arizona Outboards claims to have it in stock:

https://www.arizonaoutboards.com.au/...age-regulator/

They are in Australia, so shipping cost might be a deal breaker.


JustPartsInc also has it too:

http://www.justpartsinc.com/index.ph...oduct_id=10375


It looks like it cross references to a Leece Nevelle 8-352
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:28 PM
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I vote for replacement with a J1171 alternator. That unit doesn't seem to have the necessary spark protection to be safe.
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