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What small size alternators are there that would work well on a Chevelle? I have no problem fabricating any and all mounting brackets (machinist friends).

Specifically, I hope to find an alternator that is not as "deep" as a regular G.M. unit. I have a short water pump big block with minimal electrical needs that I want to mount an alternator tucked in close on the driver's side of the engine.

Maybe something off a GEO Metro?

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John, thanks bunches, as always you provide links to great info - I liked the info from the Mopar forum.

'67, I know MSD has their own unit now, but I have no idea of the dimensions - but it does not appear to be as short front to back as I would like. Any idea of the OEM mini CS130 applications?

My main goal is to find a short (front to back dimension), single groove mini alternator of ~ 50 amp capacity. My only electrical needs on this car are ignition and lights, no radio, no a/c, no electric fans, no electric fuel pump.

I seem to recall a recent post in one of the Team Chevelle forums with a pic of a BB with a Metro alternator. The pic was posted for a reason other than the mini alternator, but I can't remember the topic.

A couple of interesting websites I found: http://www.4alterstart.com/alternators/ and http://www.nwreg.com/pdf/catalog/nwr_catalog_c.pdf both these websites have excellent pictures to help you decide what you want.

I went down to the parts store and looked over the selection. Seems like ~ '90 Toyota 4Runner 4 cyl 60a alternator would work. One that Iwould really like to find is a ND marine 50a alternator #1012111-3021 just because of the rear plug location. Another one that I would like to figure out its original application is a Lester interchange 12180.

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