can you get AC DELCO alternator spares or one serviced?
Auto Supplies Limited
01484 428 261
Andrew provides a photo of the alternator as returned from Auto Wood - he adds
"unfortunately I cannot find the 'before' photos, but I can assure you it
didn't previously look like this".
Auto - alternator servicing|
Andrew Collins says "according
to my records, the last time I did any work on the V8 alternator was in 1988 when
I fitted a new regulator and new brushes. Although it continues to work fine,
I thought at least a little preventive maintenance would not be out of place.
It is not getting any easier to find parts for these Delco alternators, but a
quick internet search took me to Wood Auto of Huddersfield, whose website
at www.woodauto.com lists all the key components
for the Delco 7982707 (rotor, stator, regulator, rectifier, brushes, brush
holder, front bearing and rear bearing), and all at prices which appeared pretty
After a phone conversation with them I decided to send the
alternator to them for service. They did this promptly and when I received the
unit back from them it was very clean and tidy, worn parts replaced and thoroughly
tested. "I sent the alternator to Wood Auto in a carton which Hermes delivered
it to Huddersfield for £5.77 and Wood Autos sent it back to me for free".
the Wood Auto website we found the MGBGTV8 is not listed on the "vehicle
look up" webpage, only the MGB and RV8, then putting Delco 7982707 in the
search box at the top RHS of the core webpages produces a result "No items
found. Please try again" and repeating both key word search options for "AC
DELCO" and "DELCO" each results in "No items found. Please
try again". Andrew says "I put 7982707 in the search box, and
when the search
results page opened I clicked on the link '7982707' in red".
Starter Motor & Alternator Centre|
Unit 2 - The Forge
Berkshire RG7 3BL
0118 983 2284
Starter Motor & Alternator Centre|
A small friendly family business
and have been trading for over 30 years repair located southwest of Reading who
recondition and sell starter motors and alternators for most cars, light
commercials, plant and marine applications built in the last 50 or so years. See
for more information on their services.
on an unusual AC DELCO fault.
Ashtenne Industrial Estate
0121 783 1444
Keith Belcher reports "I recently had an alternator
problem with my MGBGTV8, which is complicated and I won't go into it here, but
the solver of the problem is worth reporting. Many garages in the West Midlands
use a small company: Rotating Electrics in Stechford for their repairs. Prices
are very reasonable and it enables them to make substantial mark up. The work
up is up to concours level if you ask for it. Mark the proprietor is extremely
knowledgeable and can fix you up with pretty much anything you desire, including
upgrading etc. All the work is done in house. For me he located an original Delco
reconditioned unit at a very good price". See their website
for more information.
on the V8 Website on alternator fault finding and repairs|
For more links
to alternator articles and notes available on the V8 Website simply type "alternator"
into the key word custom search box on the V8 Website homepage.
an RV8 alternator problem|
Nic Houslip enjoys track days and sprints with
his RV8 and V8 Roadster and here relates a tale of how a problem developed with
his alternator on the RV8 at a sprint. Nics article provides useful information
on solving the problem for fellow members. More
charge light stays on with an RV8
Adrian Brook from East Yorkshire posted
a note on the V8BB about a difficulty he had with his no charge light and a few
weeks later reported the solution. More
RV8 alternator - what are the options?
alternator for an MGBGTV8|
Colin Goodey has a 1975 MGBGT Jubilee which he
converted to full Factory V8 specification about five years ago. Although it ran
problem free as a rubber bumper car, Colin was always conscious of the under bonnet
temperat ure when he was driving in heavy traffic. He found the original specification
twin cooling fans were almost permanently on during the summer months. Whilst
the temperature gauge never got to a worryingly high level he wanted to see what
could be done relieve the load on the fans and wiring without going down the normal
route of an expensive hi-flow radiator and other upgrades. Here Colin explains
what he did. More
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