Alternator and Starter Restoration Services
Dixie Restoration Parts alternator restoration services include the following:
Once received from the customer, alternators are carefully inspected and “road grime” cleaned to make sure there are no missing parts or case cracks/scaring that may prevent an acceptable finished product. You will be notified immediately if any significant problem is uncovered.
After this initial cleaning, the alternator’s details are photographed and a CD record of the customer’s unit is started. This allows us to closely duplicate any original inspection marks we find during the initial inspection. The unit is then given an internal tracking number – usually the alternators assembly date.
The alternator is disassembled and the small parts, which can be reused, are sent to the platers or restored in-house.
The alternator shells are carefully cleaned using a proprietary method, which very closely duplicates the original OEM fresh cast aluminum. Absolutely no detail is lost from the original casting and often after cleaning, previously hard to read stampings are improved because of the cleaning method used.
Unless the customer specifies otherwise, the stator and rotor are stripped, cleaned, and refinished with a coating that closely duplicates the original tinted electrical varnish.
The original pulley is carefully cleaned and a semi-gloss paint is reapplied.
The alternator is then reassembled and original paint markings, if any, are reapplied.
The alternator is bench tested using OE test equipment to insure correct amperage output is obtained under typical electrical accessory loadings. A photo record is made of this test showing the amperage output.
The alternator is then professionally packaged. At the customer’s request, the appropriate inspector label, wire loom, and plastic insulator for the battery output stud are included for a small additional charge.
The customer receives a photographic record on CD for his/her information along with a detailed invoice, product warranty, and Dixie Restoration Parts contact information. We guarantee all of our restoration work for a full year. Cost for the basic alternator restoration is $280.00.
Does it make sense to settle for a parts store rebuild when Dixie Restorations can make your alternator its own showpiece?
Please contact us for instructions on shipping your alternator for this service. Do not send your cores to our Ball Ground location! Send your alternator to our restoration facility at the following address:
Dixie Restoration Parts
C/O Jim Ridge
111 Aull Street
Pomaria, SC 29126
For any questions prior to shipping, call 803-924-6247 (ask for Jim).
Please Note: Include your contact name, address and phone number on paperwork inside the box you ship your parts in. Also, the box needs to be sturdy enough to carry a 15 lb metal rock rolling around inside of it which is trying to bust out. This means packing the box with cardboard or heavy paper (foam peanuts do not work well for this type of heavy item). Package it well so it doesn't get damaged...the weight of the item coupled with the brittleness of the aluminum work against it in shipping.
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