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Old 11-29-2017, 06:39 AM   #61
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mr4bt.. I had 3 different powermaster alternators in 2 different vehicles. All 3 burned up. Powermaster will not honor the warrantee. I will never buy from them again. I replaced powermaster with cheap autozone and never had another problem. I hope you have better luck than I did. I told the powermaster reps that I will bad mouth them every chance I get, so here you go.
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Old 11-29-2017, 07:17 AM   #62
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mr4bt.. I had 3 different powermaster alternators in 2 different vehicles. All 3 burned up. Powermaster will not honor the warrantee. I will never buy from them again. I replaced powermaster with cheap autozone and never had another problem. I hope you have better luck than I did. I told the powermaster reps that I will bad mouth them every chance I get, so here you go.
Ah, they must be the Subaru of the alternator world.
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:26 PM   #63
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Lol... I wont be using their alternators but I havent heard anything bad about their starters. They only have a 1 year warranty but I haven't had good luck lately getting a decent starter from a parts store around here. Every one I've bought in the last 3 years has died within 6 months and had to be warrantied... several multiple times.
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:32 PM   #64
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Little bit of fab work this afternoon. Ran out of angle but for the most part, the battery mount is done.

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Still needs a piece of angle across the bottom center and a piece of flat stock across the top. Holds 2 group 31s nicely and will mount to the frame just behind the door on the passenger side. New 2/0 cables and new starter will follow.
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:02 PM   #65
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Done and in primer... just needs paint.

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Old 12-04-2017, 02:47 PM   #66
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Done and in primer... just needs paint.
I'll take two, please. Very nice.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:29 PM   #67
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Thanks! Hopefully it works out nicely and I'll build a couple more for the house battery bank.

The interesting part is finding a way to put an access panel on the fiberglass skirt so I can install the batteries from the side instead of heaving them into place from under the bus.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:34 PM   #68
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The interesting part is finding a way to put an access panel on the fiberglass skirt so I can install the batteries from the side instead of heaving them into place from under the bus.
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To attach, I would use rivets and aluminum, with an aluminum backer strip so it makes a 3-layer sandwich. Proper seam sealer helps hold.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:57 AM   #69
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I am about to begin on my battery box. Should be interesting as it has to go under (inside) one of the entry steps. Once again, cramming a lot of stuff into a shorty can test your patience as well as skills.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:01 AM   #70
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That's no joke. My "plans" have changed quite a bit over this project just because I couldn't fit what I wanted to... where I wanted to.
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