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63t-cab
08-31-2009, 06:15 PM
What does a re-built prestolite 35amp alt. generally sell for by various vendors?

Joseph R. Zeiger

StudeRich
08-31-2009, 06:25 PM
Good question, no one has one! Whatever your local Electrical Shop charges to rebuild one is a good place to start! :)

Some people feel that their valve is whatever a nice heavy paperweight is worth in scrap value! [:0]

Others have run an original one over 100,000 miles with no problem, I have found the rebuilt ones to be good for about 10,000 miles, if you are lucky. :(

StudeRich

63t-cab
08-31-2009, 07:13 PM
Thanks Rich,is it just nature of the beast to get so few miles out of a re-build? though 10,000 miles would go me a long time with little use.

Joseph R. Zeiger

maxpower1954
08-31-2009, 07:44 PM
It depends on the re-builder and the quality of work they do. My two have 70,000 miles between them with zero problems, on quality re-builds.
I've never had any issues with Presto-lite alternators on other old cars I've owned. The Presto distributor, however is another story!
Russ Farris

kmul221
08-31-2009, 08:00 PM
I payed $160. for a NOS 35amp on Ebay about 6mnths back,I believe from JDP

Dick Steinkamp
08-31-2009, 08:04 PM
The last one I had rebuilt here in Bellingham by a quality rebuilder familiar with Prestolites was $85.

OTOH, I'm running a rebuilt Delco 35 amp internally regulated alternator on my '63 Daytona. $15 at a swap meet.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/63%20Daytona%20done/PP026-1.jpg

Laemmle
09-01-2009, 08:06 AM
Have a GREAT rebuilder here on Long Island...has been doing my Studes for 40 years....contact me for info.




quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

The last one I had rebuilt here in Bellingham by a quality rebuilder familiar with Prestolites was $85.

OTOH, I'm running a rebuilt Delco 35 amp internally regulated alternator on my '63 Daytona. $15 at a swap meet.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/63%20Daytona%20done/PP026-1.jpg

fargoguy
09-01-2009, 08:46 AM
It depends on the use of the car, but when the prestolite one died on my 64 Daytona, I replaced it with a GM internally regulated one-wire alternator. For a driver, that's the way to go.

Evan Davis
Prairie Bulletin
Saskatchewan Chapter
Prince Albert, Sk
http://www.saskstudebaker.ca/Studebaker.html