DIY alernator repairs

My 79 TA has a Delco alternator that charges OK but the front bearing is very rumbley - also the bushes are very short so I wondered if I could get a recon kit with bushes and bearings - or even just the bushes. Is there such
a thing and is there anywhere I can order one on the web? If not does any one have an idea for a cheap temporary(ish) solution open to me here in the UK?
Thanks guys
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Help me get my UK based 1979 T/A 400 Manual back on the road after 10 years
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I've done plenty of these. Rebuild the entire thing.
The bearings are common issue and available at any parts store. MNJ471S and 203SS I believe are the #s in BCA/Bower, and any brand of bearing can be used as they are industry type standard #s.
Throw out all the electrical parts inside. New brushes, rectifier, diodes, voltage regulator, radio capacitor should be installed. Polish the slip rings. The bearings need to be pressed out.
Get a GM shop manual---it tells you soup to nuts how to do the job. It's very easy when you have the data. Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... '80 T/A project car...
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Bigjfig wrote:

I just had to get one for my daughter's 77 Firebird, I got a rebuilt for $35.00. You don't have the quality control you have when you do it yourself, but for the money and almost no time it's hard to beat.
Kerry
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Ummm, a lot of rebuilts are "spray and pray". Spray painted components, a few possibly changed, and prayers that the rest work! LOL.
I'll take the time and do my own. I have gotten a couple of spare cores that fit the car and I always have one ready to go! Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going.... '91 S10 Blazer 4.3Z
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When you do then yourself:
You create your own destiny!
factory rebuilds are if this diode is good, we'll just reuse it. Unless it's a Ford unit, then you have to buy that funny looking crab like claw, and all the diodes so;soldered on it.
But I can rebuild the early 64 1/2 all the way to the new type, and I never have to remove one when I install it, like I do when I use a store bought.
Refinish King

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