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Kent Westfield

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  1. Kent Westfield

    Carbon Dash

    That would certainly be preferred at least to avoid having to mess around cutting and shaping the panel.
  2. Kent Westfield

    Carbon Dash

    Gents, Can you guys recommend a source for carbon fibre dash for an SEW? I know there are multiple threads on this, but being lazy - I was hoping this would be a quicker route. I am after the fully profiled versions with the ears profiling down to the outer side panels?
  3. Kent Westfield

    Air filter

    This must also be impeding air flow to the forward most carburretor as you are reducing the surface area of the filter. I have the same on mine. The only robust solution in my view is to cut a hole and allow the filter to breath correctly and also avoid this chaffing issue.
  4. Kent Westfield

    Denso 40A Compact Alternator

    Diagnosis complete. As stated, It is simply the additional 3rd 12v wire. I mocked this up with a direct wire from then battery +ve to one of the alternator terminals and it works. Trouble now... I need to find a permanent fix and link to the ignition switch. Dashboard is out. A real ball ache I could have done without...
  5. Kent Westfield

    Denso 40A Compact Alternator

    Is it possible to combine the low charge light on the same circuit as the switched live instead if having two separate wires as shown in the wiring diagram ?
  6. Kent Westfield

    Denso 40A Compact Alternator

    Thanks for the advice. I will change !
  7. Kent Westfield

    Denso 40A Compact Alternator

    This is the wiring diagram. Infact - reading the above, I am unsure if I have correctly wired up the alternator. Currently I am only using Terminals 1 & 3. Infact - Ignition light is not even coming on....so I am not even sure this part is wired correctly. Looks like I need to time out a little. Not sure I fully understand the 'switched' live part of the circuit?
  8. Kent Westfield

    Denso 40A Compact Alternator

    Should also consider changing the diode bridge?
  9. Kent Westfield

    Denso 40A Compact Alternator

    Thanks a lot. That is helpful. Is the voltage regulator the only potentially victim to such a short ? Any other components that could have been fried in the process ( diodes etc ) ?
  10. Kent Westfield

    Denso 40A Compact Alternator

    Thanks. Is the Voltage Regulator soldered on to the PCB or is it on a removable connection?
  11. Kent Westfield

    Denso 40A Compact Alternator

    Any idea on cost ? I will call them tomorrow anyway..,
  12. Kent Westfield

    Denso 40A Compact Alternator

    A number of these alternators come v-type pulleys. How much of a ball ache is to remove and replace the drive pulley? I assume the nut retaining the pulley must be assembled with high torque..so presumably the shaft needs to be locked to prevent it from rotating? I am trying to balance the pain of shedding more money vs ball ache of such a job?
  13. Kent Westfield

    Denso 40A Compact Alternator

    The battery had been isolated for almost 2 years. I reconnected when I did the engine first fire.....but did not disconnect when I was fitting a new throttle. Shrouding the terminal - I agree, this has been an over sight on my behalf. This I will remedy quickly.
  14. Kent Westfield

    Denso 40A Compact Alternator

    I cannot see how repairing is cost effective? Surely by the time you have sent the alternator, repaired (time and components) + returned its got to hit the thick end of £150 or so? Am over estimating?
  15. Kent Westfield

    Denso 40A Compact Alternator

    Gents, I bought the alternator kit (below) from Burton Power during my engine replacement project. (at a Cost £319 !). When I was fitting my throttle cable, one end of the throttle cable made contact with +ve terminal (direct link back to battery) and this shorted. Huge spark and the cable was almost spark eroded in half. Clearly a huge current had been created. Having half hoped that the alternator was not damaged, I have learned today that it clearly was damaged as the car came to grinding halt, conveniently outside a garage. I do not have a low charge warning light (well, I have a red light on the dash but it clearly is not wired up - Need to look at this.) I have decided simply to replace the alternator, but wanted to avoid spending £319 for another kit. Does anyone know where I can source such an alternator without been ripped off by the likes of Burton Power? I am not keen to 'repair' the alternator, as I cannot see that this ever being cost effective. Any thoughts? http://www.burtonpower.com/alternator-kit-40amp-ford-zetec-e-black-top-05-98-st170-altkitzb.html
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