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by kdiqq
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Reverse-mount 12V alternator
Replies: 21
Views: 660
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Re: Reverse-mount 12V alternator

Sorry for the slight delay, I got a little preoccupied helping a friend install a 3" lift... for his Miata. Really awesome project!! https://i.imgur.com/NdcPc0g.jpg I had a bunch of trouble getting the idler how I wanted it and everything and keeping cost down, but I finally got it worked out and I'...
by kdiqq
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Reverse-mount 12V alternator
Replies: 21
Views: 660
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Re: Reverse-mount 12V alternator

Lots of post here about trying to run both 24v and 12v and issue with common ground I believe. Others here with more knowledge than I should chime in! Dan I consulted with an electrical engineer that I work with who has built a few electric motors. He said you can try and keep the grounds split, bu...
by kdiqq
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Reverse-mount 12V alternator
Replies: 21
Views: 660
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Re: Reverse-mount 12V alternator

Not even close to an engineer here, but how does this tax the already meager HP of the motor? I think that has been a concern in past discussions. There's a couple of ways to figure that out and there are a few discussions on which is best online. From what I can find, the range is somewhere betwee...
by kdiqq
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Reverse-mount 12V alternator
Replies: 21
Views: 660
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Re: Reverse-mount 12V alternator

pinzi wrote:Or you could go for a second 24v alternator :wink:
Yeah exactly! Whatever you can find in a 10SI case, it shall bolt up.

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by kdiqq
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Reverse-mount 12V alternator
Replies: 21
Views: 660
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Re: Reverse-mount 12V alternator

I can understand if you have a lot of 12v items in the truck but when it comes to winches, 24v ones are available from most brands and work better than a 12v winch as well. That was actually plan A, but I found the cost of 24v winches was about equal to doing this project and buying a 12v winch. No...
by kdiqq
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Reverse-mount 12V alternator
Replies: 21
Views: 660
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Re: Reverse-mount 12V alternator

VinceAtReal4x4s wrote:Very nice work. Can you mention why you are adding this to the Pinz?
Yeah! I just wanted a dedicated 12v system for running a winch and whatever else. I could run a converter but I feel like this is a little more robust and provides a lot more amperage.

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by kdiqq
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Reverse-mount 12V alternator
Replies: 21
Views: 660
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Re: Reverse-mount 12V alternator

So the first model of the bracket came in today. For hand measurements, it came out awesome. Basic fit was solid. I need to adjust the belt alignment and drop the alt a little to better clear the doghouse. That will affect belt engagement so I will likely add an idler. I have a lot of confidence thi...
by kdiqq
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Reverse-mount 12V alternator
Replies: 21
Views: 660
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Re: Reverse-mount 12V alternator

tgreening wrote:Is this adding a 12v alt to the system, or replacing the 24v?
The original intent was to add a 12V alternator, but you can get a 24V alternator in a 10SI housing, so either could be done.

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by kdiqq
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Reverse-mount 12V alternator
Replies: 21
Views: 660
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Re: Reverse-mount 12V alternator

kdiqq As far as I can tell your design is based on a single laser cut part, that will be folded and tack welded in the following steps. What is the material you intend to use ? You are pretty much correct! I intend to waterjet instead of laser, just because it's cheaper, but the finished product is...
by kdiqq
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Reverse-mount 12V alternator
Replies: 21
Views: 660
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Re: Reverse-mount 12V alternator

kdiqq an excellent design ! which alternator have you decided to use ? I guess they have more or less standard housing sizes, so I could find a suitable one from eg. Bosch .... Thank you! You are correct, the housing is known as 10SI and there are tons of options. I wouldn't run higher than 90A tho...
by kdiqq
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Reverse-mount 12V alternator
Replies: 21
Views: 660
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Re: Reverse-mount 12V alternator

Please keep us posted on testing and let us know if you decide to do any production. Looks real cool! MM For sure! I'd love to be able to give back to the community. If I can get through a couple of weeks of use without drama and finalize my bill of materials, I'd be happy to run a batch of them. S...
by kdiqq
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Reverse-mount 12V alternator
Replies: 21
Views: 660
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Reverse-mount 12V alternator

After seeing the thread for the alternator solutions, I decided to start up something different. I wanted to add a common, off-the-shelf 12V alternator to the Pinz, but currently the only solution is something over $1000. Rather than just try to do the same thing cheaper, I wanted to get the alterna...
by kdiqq
Tue May 28, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Catch can
Replies: 9
Views: 391
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Re: Catch can

I've run UPR on a few vehicles and their quality is very high, but so is price. For the sake of options, here's a link to theirs > http://www.uprproducts.com/universal-bi ... rator.html
I do like that they add a valve at the bottom, so draining is really easy.
by kdiqq
Wed May 22, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Catch can
Replies: 9
Views: 391
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Re: Catch can

It would catch the blow-by oil and keep it out of the intake, therefore off the valves and piston top (carbon build-up). I'm not sure one could be installed on a Pinz anyway as there's no PCV valve. Every Pinz is an oil burner. You could definitely install one in place of the line between the oil f...
by kdiqq
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Different approach to the rev limiter
Replies: 3
Views: 365
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Re: Different approach to the rev limiter

The 24v Land Rover FC 101 has them as standard on their engines but most owners glue them open as it is really not needed. My Haflinger does not have a mechanical rev limiter so I have fitted one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AccuSpark-Rev-Limiter-for-traditional-ignitions-4-6-8-cyls-/1817160...