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by brokencase
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 103
Views: 17411

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

Ed - Certainly having a motor on a stand with all accessories mounted would be nice but it just isn't going to happen. I've become pretty proficient at installing/removing the alternator at this point. Really builds your hand and forearm strength. Brad - if your going to modify the mounting casting ...
by brokencase
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 103
Views: 17411

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

Little further along....

I set up the air die grinder with a carbide bur and went at it. Made progress to the point where I'm confident things will eventually work.
I'll post some pictures shortly. I still think I may have to modify the adjusting bracket, or find another.
by brokencase
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 103
Views: 17411

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

Well....sad to say. It is not the "super easy drop in" that we had hoped for. There are two (possibly three) issues: 1) I've machined the Bosch's pulley to fit onto the Hitachi. I also had to machine a sleeve spacer to go behind the pulley. However the pulley sits too far forward. Normally with V be...
by brokencase
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 103
Views: 17411

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

Bench test success. Just hooked up the Hitachi to the battery with jumper cables. Ran the sense wire and soldered up a dash lamp. Spun the drill and the lamp went out as expected. The nominal voltage on this battery was 12.4. The voltage jumped to 12.7 while I spun the drill. This was just my rechar...
by brokencase
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 103
Views: 17411

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

Connector and bearing arrived and installed. I think I will test this out by connecting to a spare battery I have here and then spin it with a drill. I'll simulate the dash bulb circuit of the Scorpio and confirm that the alternator is working, bulb goes out, measure voltage, etc... Safer than exper...
by brokencase
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 72
Views: 17888

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

Forget the one from RockAuto or the Bronco. Scorpio is special and RockAuto is wrong. The only problem with the stock sensor is that it will eventually fail again. So you might want to order two of them. The reason they fail is because they sink a lot of current. The thermistor material inside the s...
by brokencase
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio ABS sensor substitution
Replies: 9
Views: 1942

Re: Scorpio ABS sensor substitution

What do you mean Bob? Connectors to these sensors are different. They need to be adapted. I bought some weather sealed two teminal connectors from ebay that I think i will use. Like these https://tinyurl.com/y2fm5f2c These units appear to be much longer than the Scorpio's and can be cut to length. S...
by brokencase
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Coolant Temperature Sender
Replies: 72
Views: 17888

Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

On ebay from Latvia...
https://tinyurl.com/y4xk4nrr

or Bulgaria...
https://tinyurl.com/y3ho8lkc

Always search ebay for keywords "Ford Scorpio" and then with "Merkur Scorpio"!
What would you guys do without me?

Don't be scared of the locations...the items will arrive.
by brokencase
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 103
Views: 17411

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

My 2004 Titan alternator has arrived. This is the 130 amp unit with the "straight grills". There was a little snaffu. The guy shipped the first one and it ended up somewhere in western PA. He sent me another. This one had 91k miles instead of 71k. Still looks good. I opened up the unit and the brush...
by brokencase
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio / Sierra plenum and throttle body parts / questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2337

Re: Scorpio / Sierra plenum and throttle body parts / questions

Doesn't make any sense... If your putting on the Eaton M62 Supercharger, then what would you want the Scorpio intake for?

I'll believe the Eaton on the 2.9 when i see it. It's not bolt on - You need to start welding up some aluminum and cranking up the Bridgeport before you even get close.
by brokencase
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring
Replies: 26
Views: 2936

Re: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring

No mention of violation of federal regulations on headlamp lumens/intensity/etc because they didn't. But they claimed that they were brighter than standard, and they weren't. If they were then they would not be able to sell them in all the big box stores. I wish I had a nickle for every time I saw a...
by brokencase
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 103
Views: 17411

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

Plenty of options out there...

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... y&_sacat=0

Keep in mind that .67" = 17mm
by brokencase
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 103
Views: 17411

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

The shaft size for both alternators is 17mm, BUT the Mitsu' alternator off the Infiniti has a very short shaft which requires a pulley which is offset into the body of the case. If I slide the stock Scorpio pulley onto the shaft, no threads are left exposed at all. Maybe a V-belt pulley off some 80...
by brokencase
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring
Replies: 26
Views: 2936

Re: Scorpio Euro Headlight Wiring

John - Like you did - I dremeled the white comer light housings to accept the Scorpio bulb holder.

Ed - How is this play for you?
https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-set ... nitial-ok/
by brokencase
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Alternate Alternator Upgrade - Nissan/Infiniti
Replies: 103
Views: 17411

Re: Alternate Alternator Upgrade

I bought this 04' Titan unit for $40. Most of the cheap ones on ebay are high mileage >100k. This one only has 71K.
I'll keep you posted.

https://tinyurl.com/y27aybwa