Rebuilding the Alternator

Along with doing the engine rebuild, I decided to freshen up my alternator...  When I spun the shaft, it was apparent that the original bearings were both dry and gritty.  I thought, "What would be more fun then taking the alternator apart and replacing them?!?"

At the back of the alternator, there is a metal shield that directs cooling air (from the engine fan) into the alternator.  This is held on by 3 nuts:

alternator for a Porsche 914

 

After removing the nuts, the shield can be lifted off:

opening up Porsche 914 alternator

 

The plug can be removed and the primary cable can be taken off the positive pole:

rebuilding alternator for Porsche 914 engine

 

And the cover/wires can be completely removed:

rebuilding alternator for Porsche 914 engine

 

The little box component (noise filtering capacitor?) can be removed, and the two screws holding the brush assembly (the prongs for that plug) should also be removed:

rebuilding alternator for Porsche 914 engine

 

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