Classic R #27 Build - Alternator, Oil Filter Adapter and Belt Installation

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Classic R #27 Build - Alternator, Oil Filter Adapter and Belt Installation

Post by comled on Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:34 am

I started working on these items weeks ago and they've turned into something of a loose end that I want to get cleared up before I move on to the next aspect of the build. See my earlier post for background, but the story so far is that the oil filter adapter on the L26 has to be replaced in order to provide clearance for the alternator belt belt.  I opted to use a remote mount adapter from Intense Racing. That part hasn't arrived and I want to move on so I've been looking out for one of the scarce Buick adapters. Since I placed the order with Intense, I've found information on the Stalker Cars google drive that confirms I need the 24500345 part. One showed up on car-part.com so I too a chance and ordered it.


It looks as though it's going to work: there's clearance for the belt to pass over the housing.


The oil filter fits properly with no clearance issues to the frame or the oil pan.


This is the adapter from a 2000 Buick LeSabre. The casting has the number 24500345 stamped in it. I haven't checked yet to make sure the oil pressure sender fits into the available space: it's a bit tight back there behind the alternator and the Speedhut oil pressure sender is quite big so some custom plumbing might still be needed.

So with that sorted out I was able to complete the alternator installation.


The alternator bracket kit from Stalker Cars doesn't come with a stay but it needs one. I started with two pieces of 3/4" x 1/8" flat stock, rounded the ends and drilled a 3/8" hole to do a trial mount on the alternator.


I added a center spacer and then mounted the partially assembled stay onto the car to get the measurement for the spacer on the engine block end of the stay.


Here is the stay tacked together for a dry fit - it looks as though it will work. I added it to my list of things to powder coat.

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Re: Classic R #27 Build - Alternator, Oil Filter Adapter and Belt Installation

Post by comled on Sat May 07, 2016 8:58 am

More news on the oil filter adapter. Just when I though I was done with this topic, the 3800 V6 oil filter adapter from Intense Racing showed up in the mail.


It's a nicely made part and I definitely want it on my car, not just because it looks nice but it brings the flexibility of not having to mess about under the car when it comes time to change the oil filter, and moving the oil filter means there's one less thing hanging down below the frame. The adapter comes as a kit consisting of the machined adapter plate, gasket, mounting screws and an oil pressure control screw, plus instructions. It's quite a bit thicker than I expected.


No-one ever photographs the back of these adapters so let's put that right.

I had already purchased the Trans-dapt remote oil filter mount so now I'll need to pick up or make the appropriate hoses that run between the adapter plate and the filter mount.

-Dave

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