View Full Version : Need 1963 Avanti R2 Alternator

06-26-2010, 08:04 PM
Anyone have one that they would like to sell? I have an R2. My rotor shorted out, and the front mounting ear broke off. Re-builder says he cannot do anything with the unit so it is going to the parts bin. I purchased a 1976 Honda Civic alternator (recommended on Bob Johnson's site) as a temporary replacement, but it will not mount without modifying the rear ear to get more clearance so the belt will line up correctly. The rear ear has to be cut down to half width, but that may not be enough. So before I start spend more money on something that is or may not work, I thought I would ask if anyone had one that they would like to sell. Thanks. If yes, just send me an email, unimogjohn@aol.com

Thanks, John in VA

06-26-2010, 11:02 PM
Very hard to find. I would save what you have to use for parts if nothing else. I wonder if the easier to find ALE 5001 core could be used to repair what you have?

06-27-2010, 05:41 AM
StudeMichael, are the cases and some of the parts the same? Mine is still all new in the back end so I am sure I could take it back to the re-builder and swap things around. TX John

06-27-2010, 10:40 AM
Is this the one your looking for?
Click on the pic to enlarge.


06-27-2010, 10:51 AM
I am not sure what parts may interchange between the ALE 5001 and ALE5003

I did find this one for $129.00:


06-27-2010, 04:31 PM
StudeMichael, thanks. I looked at the Spider Marine site and ordered the alternator. It was even on sale for $129, with shipping it was $143. Cannot beat the price for a new alternatior. I will let you know that happens. Thanks for the help again.

Gordon, thank you also, I have bookmarked Wilson and now have them in my Avanti file also.

Glad to know the alternators are still out there.


06-27-2010, 05:01 PM
Please let us know when it comes how it works out. I wish they had a picture of it.

06-27-2010, 07:52 PM
StudeMichael, I will post a pic of it when it arrives. I will also note any differences with my original unit. Thanks again for the help. Could not have located it without your input. John

06-27-2010, 10:15 PM
Is this the one your looking for?
Click on the pic to enlarge.Gordon

This one looks absolutely IDENTICAL to the original, except for the missing Prestolite tag.

06-27-2010, 10:22 PM
And you can get a repro of the Prestolite tag from Dave T-Bow and other vendors. Russ Farris

06-28-2010, 10:11 AM
Bad news, Spider Marine just called and said that they do not have one, and cannot get one. So have called Wilson Alternator distributer here in the US. They said that there is a couple in Canada, but I have to talk to the regional sales manager to see how they can get one for me. Stay tuned.

06-28-2010, 10:21 AM
Wow,,,what a hassle.