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Thread: Alternator help - please.

Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    Re: Alternator help - please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reddwarf View Post
    How are your thrust washers ?
    a somewhat personal question for your third post don't you think?

    Seriously, looks like it was the fan clutch and not the washers (mercifully!) I did the John Twist Youtube Video fix which is to put a hose clamp (2 actually for balance) between the cone of the water pump and the fan clutch wedging everything in place.

    Today is to be 10 deg C (50 F) so all being well she will be going into storage this afternoon and hopefully will have time for a fuller test to confirm the fix.

    thanks for asking and will keep you posted.
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    1969 Vauxhall Viva GT
    1958 Fiat Multipla (Barn art)

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    Re: Alternator help - please.

    Reddwarf, thanks again for the bump up on this thread - the car went into storage for the winter today. (how pathetic that it was my second longest drive of the season :rolleyes )

    It was the fan clutch after all and fixing it with hose clamps worked perfectly. It does add a new whizzy sound to the engine but other than that all is great!

    still would love to see pics of yours as well
    John-Peter Smit
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