Jump to content
Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

Calling all in the Inverness region, Zetec alternator, desperately needed!

Recommended Posts

Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

No, this is not your normal wanted advert!

 

@Chris King - Webmaster and Joint North East AO Is doing a Scottish tour this weekend, and his alternator has gone, the group are currently heading towards Inverness, but Chris is on battery power only and desperately in need of a replacement Lucas ACR alternator to keep him going.

 

Ive spoken to @David-hrv who recommended trying Autosave Scotland, who had a branch near by - they were very helpful, but don’t carry Zetec alternators in stock unfortunately.

 

Can anyone else help/recommend somewhere to try?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Geoffrey (Buttercup) - North Yorkshire AO

What about Bob, Ziplob.

 

I think he is a parts manager at a ford dealership.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Alfascozzesi

Just checked my stock of parts and I must have thrown the alternator from the last engine swap as it was different. Am trying to get hold of someone who may have one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

Thanks Gary!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary
27 minutes ago, Geoffrey (Buttercup) - North Yorkshire AO said:

What about Bob, @ziplob

 

I think he is a parts manager at a ford dealership.

 

Thanks Geoffrey, fingers crossed Bob May see this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Geoffrey (Buttercup) - North Yorkshire AO
1 minute ago, Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary said:

 

Thanks Geoffrey, fingers crossed Bob May see this.

 

I have text Chris and given him Bobs contact details.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Alfascozzesi

Struggling to get hold of folk but where is Chris? Eurocarparts in Inverness are open until 16:00. They couldn’t tell me what they have in stock without a part number and I am about 70 mins away so no help there. I will keep trying my pal who has a small auto shop here in Fort William.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Alfascozzesi

IV1 1SU is the post code for euro car parts. It’s in an industrial estate just below the Kessock bridge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
IanK (Bagpuss)

@Chris King - Webmaster and Joint North East AO & @Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary get the Whatsapp live location sharing going then people can see roughly where he is and hence those will local knowledge can help the search.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Meatibald Archpants

Is it possible to keep swapping batteries within the group? Some one else charges it while Chris runs theirs down....?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

Hi Russ, when I spoke to Chris, they were just buying a spare battery so they could swap round and keep one on charge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Meatibald Archpants

Great minds 😄

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Alfascozzesi

 My pal doesn’t carry alternators but I could get a battery and a charger off him. He is willing to go and open up the shop.

 

The above sounds like a plan if he is too far away from Inverness.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
IanK (Bagpuss)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Geoffrey (Buttercup) - North Yorkshire AO

I took this with me and with it we kept a Westfield going for most of the holiday in Switzerland. His alternator also packed in.

 

It also started another car with a flat battery and charged a phone to allow a call to the recovery services.

 

Well worth carrying.

IMG_5409.JPG

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please review our Terms of Use, Guidelines and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.