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I was wondering has anyone relocated there alternator on a B series to the front of the motor where the A/C, P/S would go. Since the alternator is a pain to service behind the motor in an EF/ED. Has anyone done this or does anyone make a kit or brakets to do this? If I could weld or had the free time to figure it out I would but unfortunatly I don't. Heres some pics for a reference to the area. Thanks





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For the amount of times that you have to service the alternator, versus the cost/expense/hassle of creating a new mount from scratch, i would say that it isn't worth it. Doing an alternator in a B isn't THAT difficult. It requires removing the axle and halfshaft, and maybe the lower alt bracket.. but thats about a 30 minute job in the driveway.

But if you MUST have something relocating it up there, give me a shout, i can fabricate it for you if you're willing to buy it. Also, there will be a fair amount of wiring extensions to do.
 

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Hey John thanks for the offer. I actually talked to my proffesor and I might be able to use this as my CAD/CAM project for next quarter. So once I take a few measurement we'll see how it goes.

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Sweet!

If i may offer a humble suggestion... make it mount up like an a/c compressor... i.e. continue using the a/c bracket with it. For 'marketability purposes', you'll want the bracket to function on 92-95 EG's, and other cars using the B series. Those other cars use the compressor bracket as a motor stabilization point. Either that, or build the bracket so that it enables you to hook the mount up to it as well.

Assuming you need to do some sort of market study with it as well as design it, this will give you a larger potential customer base in your report 8)
 

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I did it on a Crx I sold to my brother. It was a B20, which is obviously the same, mounted it up front. Lengthened the wiring, and made two brackets and found a belt to fit. Pain in the butt, I would never do it again. Bash in the frame rail and call it day.

Here's a pic of it during the test fitting. I don't seem to have one after it was finished.


It doesn't clear the stock crossmember either. I ended up with one from ETD, originally purchased to clear my header.
 

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Sweet, I wonder if I could use an alternator mount from the B20A5. I'm sure I may have to mod it a bit. There is only one way to find out, right? It will be a while before I could attempt this, but it will be on my to do list when I do the swap. I just don't want to purposely beat the **** out of my car. Plus I own a third gen Prelude with the B20A and it takes just a couple minutes to take the alternator off, verses "20 minutes". Yeah, I know I won't have to take the alternator off often at all, but I would rather have it accessible. Why the **** did they put it in the back in the first place? The A/C compressor, power steering pump, and alternator are all on the front of the B20A.
 

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LoL I know!! This sounds like a pain in the butt, but now I want to try it!! :rofl: Glad to see some one attempted it! Good job though. I really don't want to bang up my rex. :?
 

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spoonfedcrx said:
You know you can pull the alternator without removing the axle?
those where my thoughts too,

Baker said:
Expeditious Racing said:
So I'm guessing this project was never completed.
Guessing maybe not, after only 5yrs.... :zzz:
lmao,
 

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Expeditious Racing said:
After replacing the alternator in the D series, I am convinced there should be a mass marketed mount for this. Plus it beats taking a hammer to your car.
If there was a kit available it would be in the $500 and up range. Would you pay that?
 

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288REX said:
Expeditious Racing said:
After replacing the alternator in the D series, I am convinced there should be a mass marketed mount for this. Plus it beats taking a hammer to your car.
If there was a kit available it would be in the $500 and up range. Would you pay that?
Why?

The one pictured above, put thes the alternator too far forward IMO.
 
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