3G Alternator - Anything I should know before installing small pulley?
So, I did a 3G alternator conversion a long time ago using the alternator off my 94 Mustang. I am about to begin the restoration/build on the Mustang, so I need to snatch the alternator off the truck and put it back on the Mustang.
I ended up buying another working alternator from the parts yard to install on the truck and I have a smaller pulley to install on it so that I can get a few more amps at idle and the belt just simply fits better with the smaller pulley. I used the stock pulley that came on the Mustang pulley, so this will be my first time attempting to use a smaller pulley.
My intent is to replace the brushes, bearings, regulator, and the part that the brushes contact (the name slips my mind at the second), but my question is do you think the diode (rectifier) is up to the task of handling the load of a smaller pulley?
Would it burn up or would it be ok? I just want to be proactive and replace it now with a heavy duty diode (rectifier) if that's the case, but on the same token, if I don't need to spend the $$$ why bother doing it?
My intent is not to cheap my way out of anything, I'm just trying to be smart about it. If I need to buy it, fine, but if not, that's even better. Does that make any sense?
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