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Old 07-27-2011, 12:17 PM
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Default Alternator alternative?

I need a new set of alternators for my HP 500's (95 vbelt carbd)

according to mercruiser the part number 8171191 is a 55 amp alt to the tune of 700 bucks.

Is there an alternative to the mercruiser alt.? I have not had a chance to et on the boat and look closely at it.
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I bought a hd (90 amp) from cp performance years ago for less than 200$, it was set-up for a v-belt and I converted it to a serpentine, it took some slight mods to make it fit but it works fine, they are a little more exspenive these days but still not bad, Smitty
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http://www.dbelectrical.com/c-7743-mercruiser.aspx

I bought the 105amp 1 wire and it's worked well. Although I have been chasing my tail trying to figure out a belt slipping problem but I'm 99% sure its a pulley issue.
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call Scott at speed & custom marine 850 875 0381
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I bought an alternator for a company called crank & charge on ebay for $110. I have a 496 and Merc wanted $350ish. T hink it is the same alternator the HP500 uses. I have been running the alternator all season, and I have big, big batteries so far so good. Here is a link to the one I bought, they have pretty much every model in their ebay store.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...3122&viewitem=
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http://www.dbelectrical.com/c-7743-mercruiser.aspx

I bought the 105amp 1 wire and it's worked well. .
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http://www.dbelectrical.com/c-7743-mercruiser.aspx

I bought the 105amp 1 wire and it's worked well. Although I have been chasing my tail trying to figure out a belt slipping problem but I'm 99% sure its a pulley issue.
+1 all the way. Excellent pricing and good group of guys little hard for me as a Bostonian to understand but ship quick also. I bought a set of 1 wire and a set of gear redution starters awsome stuff!
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http://www.dbelectrical.com/c-7743-mercruiser.aspx

I bought the 105amp 1 wire and it's worked well. Although I have been chasing my tail trying to figure out a belt slipping problem but I'm 99% sure its a pulley issue.
Think I paid somewhere around $65 from db and couldn't be happier. Shipping was amazing fast too. Run perfect so far.
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Ignore my previous post. It appears I over paid by $20. Go with DB Electrical.....
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I also bought an alt. from DB. elect. I had problem with it (not their fault) and they sent another one right out to me at no cost.
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