Hi Ho Philip,
This is the norm for rebuilt alternators. No you should not have to
"reseal" the nut, there is a keyway in the shaft and pully to prevent
loosing. As far as geting the old one off, I'm lazy so I would just
drop in on my local mechanic and ask him to spare me thirdy seconds and
get the sucker off there with his air gun. Well worth a couple of buck
tip for you and him.
Thought I'd see more of you around this summer, if it's good to go on
Sunday you may want to check out the Vanderbilt show.
>Ok, I picked up my rebuilt Lucas alternator from the parts store
>hit a snag. Seems the fan/pulley portion did not come with the
>and I was to use my old one. Fine, I'm alright with that. But the
>the parts store could not get it off for me saying someone would have
>use a high impact air ratchet.
>Well, I was surprised to find out that I wasn't just trading one whole
>alternator for another, but the counter guy said that the listing in
>book specifically states how there were different pulleys for
>applications so the alternator was not to be sold with a fan/pulley.
>Now it seems up to me to get the thing off and return my core for the
>credit. Looking at my old alternator it appears that there was a hard
>putty-like filler used to "lock" the nut on. I've scraped away as
>that as I can and am now soaking with liquid wrench.
>My questions are:
>1) are the parts guys giving me the real story?
>2) is my method of removing the fan the right way to go?
>3) should I (and how if yes) reseal the nut on the new alternator once
>get it off the old one?
>Any advice is =much= appreciated.
>1974 Damask Midget - Arioch, Lord of Chaos