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Modified Alternator bracket

I have searched the forums and cannot find the thread on how to modify my alternator bracket to accept the Nissan (?) alternator.....anyone out there have any idea?
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thought it was the alternator you modify to fit...
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No, it's the bracket (alternator mounting lug), it needs to be milled down to fit the narrower mounting lugs of the alternator. There is also a spot on the bracket that needs to be milled for clearance. The thread I saw had all the measurements and the modification you need to make for the plug. I also can't recall if it was a toyota or nissan alternator. It's been over a year since I saw the thread, guess it wasn't on this forum....will try rennlist.
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Its a Nissan Quest alternator, pretty sure that thread was on RL also; in the turbo forum.
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Pardon my ignorance, but what's the benefit? Better, cheaper alternator?
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Pardon my ignorance, but what's the benefit? Better, cheaper alternator?
With the larger turbo, and MAF, the MAF pipe rests right on the back of the alternator, pushing the MAF up and making it hard to close the hood properly. Also, with the larger turbo, you cannot run the alternator fresh air ducting to keep the alternator cool. Newer alternators aren't a solid case like the 951 alternator, and the Quest alternator also has a higher amp rating.

Added bonus, if the alternator fails out in the middle of Podunk, Oklahoma, I can get a replacement just by walking into any major auto parts store...not so with the stock alternator. And it somewhat cheaper.
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There are a few versions of the alternator case that are specified to fit a Quest. Some of them are better than others to fit the 944 bracket. You have to grind out some material on the bracket below where one of the case screws pokes out roughly halfway between the alternator mounting ears.

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Smaller alternator issue completed(pics) - Rennlist Discussion Forums
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