May 30, 2003
Another very interesting
tid bit: this is what a 6 cylinder alternator looks like.
the street version. It's built heavy duty, utilizing aluminum
This is a typical
C6, 910, or 911R alternator that's magnesium and has lightening
This baby is from
906-151. It's magnesium, the base has been trimmed (to eliminate
weight), and look how many holes are drilled in it. It's approximately
two lbs lighter than the street version and just less than
a pound lighter than the standard racing version. I've changed
a lot of alternators on racing Porsches, but have never seen
one this cool.
Now that the fan
and fan housing are coated and the hub is re plated, I've
installed the lower pulley, the oil lines, and have refit
all the injection components (but removed the injection for
up the Carrera 6 flywheel, but will not install it until after
engine assembly because the engine goes in the bay easier
with the flywheel missing. We ran out of time to drop the
engine in today, we will do this on monday. The rest of the
Dunlop tires showed up this morning and were mounted. You
will see 151 on the ground real soon!
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