Due to the wide range of installations that the Duratec is being used in, we have produced a range of alternator kits to cover engines which use either mechanical water pumps or electric water pumps. We recommend the use of an electric water pump on the Duratec, we use this on all our engines. For more advice concerning which kit is most suitable for your application, please contact us.
Duratec 50amp Alternator Kit using Standard Water Pump
This kit is designed for use with our ultra small alternator ALT-WOSP-050-01 our small lightweight crank pulley PLY-MV5TW-36-1. This has several advantages particularly on higher revving installations. The smaller pulley reduces the speed of alternator to prevent damage & also slows the water pump to help prevent cavitation. Designed to be mounted on the exhaust side.
Our WOSP 50amp alternator has been especially built to our specifications with mounting designed to suit our GM XE and Ford Duratec. It comes fitted with a 4-vee pulley.
All our alternators are self-exciting and this keeps them simple to install and reduces the possibilities of faults with broken wires, since when they detect rotation, they will then switch on and off based on the battery voltage, so they only need the positive terminal that would be fitted to an ordinary alternator, but no other wires are used. It only requires a power lead to the battery.
Advantages of self-exciting alternator:
1. With no extra wires required it simplifies your wiring and less chance of issues relating to broken wires
2. The regulator produces a higher voltage output, which is ideal for use with Lithium and lead acid batteries.
3. If you wish to run an ignition light, you would need to add the Low Voltage Indicator, Part No. ALT-WOSP-LVS-01
The trigger wheel & water pump pulley are NOT included in the kit.
Shown below attached to our display engine.