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Reliable replacement alternator


Replacement alternator for an MGBGTV8
What are your options if your alternator on an MGBGTV8 is faulty or needs replacing? This is a question that is increasingly raised by fellow members.
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Alternator repair specialist
John Scuse
Partney Mill
Lincolnshire
01790 754785


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Mitsubushi model which was very popular on Ford rally cars in the 1970s and 1980s.


The plug on the rear is masked by the rocker box cover but that is not really a problem as it is seldom needs attention.
David Stonehouse says "I read with some degree of interest the feature article in the December 2019 issue of Safety Fast! about V8 alternators and just thought it maybe useful to share my experience. When I bought my V8 in 1989 it had an AC Delco alternator fitted which I had rebuilt at least six times during the first 12 years of my ownership of the V8. I then purchased what I thought was a Bosch alternator from Sovereign Motors in Romford, Essex. I remember having to take it apart to move it one quadrant round to ensure that it fitted. I have been using this alternator now for 18 years on the car without problems. In 2018, I was advised by my local garage that they thought the alternator may need new bearings as it was making a noise. So I took it to a local chap, John Scuse of Partney Mill in Lincolnshire. He told me that he can repair any make of alternator, dynamo or starter motor and has been in business for over 50 years). He repaired the alternator and told me that it was a Mitsubushi model which was very popular on Ford rally cars in the 1970s and 1980s because it was dual outlet and rated 50 amps.

As you can see from the photographs it fits every so neatly in the engine bay. The only thing is that the plug on the rear is masked by the rocker box cover but that is not really a problem as it is seldom needs any attention. Whilst the purists might not welcome Japanese parts on their MG it has been absolutely reliable, looks the part and there are few who would not know it was not an original part.
I know recommendations can be fraught but I highly recommend John Scuse. He is an old fashioned engineer who knows his stuff, has been repairing electrical items for many years and it both very reasonable and good".
 
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