[E-Type] Bosch Alternator

Hi Guys!!

I need to replace the alternator on my car, a S1.5 '67.
Currently, and for the past 15 years, I have been running a Bosch unit. I
don’t know what model car this alternator was commonly found on, and as I
would like to get the car running tomorrow, Sunday, I would like to purchase
a second hand alternator from the paper.
My current unit reads on the side, 14v 35A.
The second hand alternator I’m looking at using reads 14V 40A on the side.
My question is, will the extra 5A hurt anything? Otherwise the alternator
is very similar.

Thank you.
Russell.

'72 XJ6
'67 E Type Roadster
'58 XK 150 FHC

No, and I’m surprised it’s such a low output.

Les.

— Russell Mecklenburgh rmecklenburgh@yahoo.com
wrote:> Hi Guys!!

I need to replace the alternator on my car, a S1.5
'67.
Currently, and for the past 15 years, I have been
running a Bosch unit. I
don’t know what model car this alternator was
commonly found on, and as I
would like to get the car running tomorrow, Sunday,
I would like to purchase
a second hand alternator from the paper.
My current unit reads on the side, 14v 35A.
The second hand alternator I’m looking at using
reads 14V 40A on the side.
My question is, will the extra 5A hurt anything?
Otherwise the alternator
is very similar.

Thank you.
Russell.

'72 XJ6
'67 E Type Roadster
'58 XK 150 FHC


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Hi!

Thank you to all who replied to my question regarding the alternator
changing.
Today, by luck I passed a swap meet, and a seller there had all the parts
required to rebuild the alternator that I already had! New regulator,
brushes, bearings etc.
So after 4 hours of stripping the alternator, cleaning everything, and
reassembling, my alternator is working again!
I know it probably shouldn’t have taken so long, but this was my first
time.
All up, it only cost me $15 AUD… Not bad I don’t think.
And this afternoon, after several years, I finally got the E going. It has
a rebuilt engine, and is dead smooth.
I have a few things to do yet before I can drive it, but it is a huge step
to actually have the car running.
Thank you to everyone on the list that has helped me along the way…

Regards,
Russell.

'72 XJ6
'67 E Type Roadster
'58 XK 150 FHC

Russell,
You could put a 200 amp alternator in there and it wouldn’t make any
difference. Swapping the alternator capacity would be virtually the
same as a change the battery cranking amperage. The system doesn’t care
whether you have a big or little battery (as long as it’s big enough to
get it started :slight_smile: It does care about the voltage though.
pauls 67ots

Hi Guys!!

I need to replace the alternator on my car, a S1.5 '67.
Currently, and for the past 15 years, I have been running a Bosch unit.
I
don’t know what model car this alternator was commonly found on, and as
I
would like to get the car running tomorrow, Sunday, I would like to
purchase
a second hand alternator from the paper.
My current unit reads on the side, 14v 35A.
The second hand alternator I’m looking at using reads 14V 40A on the
side.
My question is, will the extra 5A hurt anything? Otherwise the
alternator
is very similar.

Thank you.
Russell.
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Subject: [E-Type] Bosch Alternator