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 Posted: 07-02-2012 05:35 pm
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davidpayne
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My Delco alternator seems to have gone south. I'm having a little trouble finding one locally. I found a Bosch that claims to be a replacement, but the amps are 43 and mine seems to be 35.

Existing part#
7982574 E2 NEG
DN460 12V 53A

Does anyone have experience with the Bosch replacement? Any advice is appreciated.

Dave
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 Posted: 07-02-2012 07:13 pm
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Buy a GM single wire, bend up a bracket, and never look back.

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 Posted: 07-02-2012 11:34 pm
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Dan (Florida)
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Auto zone sells gm single wires for $52   and guarantees them for life

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 Posted: 07-03-2012 01:33 am
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I have replaced a Lucas with a Bosch and it fit the existing brackets and plugs exactly. The more amps the better.

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 Posted: 07-03-2012 06:09 am
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I just ordered an adapter bracket from nationsautoelectric.com that's supposed to adapt a GM alternator to the "dual ear" type that the Jensen has. Will let you know how it turns out.

The bracket is pricey at $30 but if you want the convenience of a cheap, easy to find alternator and are not into fabbing it might be an option.

Last edited on 07-03-2012 06:28 am by Mason Jones

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 Posted: 07-04-2012 01:15 am
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17798 had the Bosch alternator on it when I got it. It had been recently installed and hasn't given any problems in 10,000 plus miles and 4 years.

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 Posted: 07-04-2012 01:42 am
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Bosch is vastly superior to Delco anytime and about Lucas..."why do the english drink warm beer? Because they have........."

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 Posted: 07-04-2012 06:34 am
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I picked up a Bosch today. I hope to get it in tomorrow. Thanks for the advice everyone!

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