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Hi Al,

I have learned a few things after having bought a similar alternator from you. You are right, you'll have to either a) fab a new upper bracket, B) obtain an upper bracket from an E30 318i [12311284306, $125 at BavAuto or at a reasonable price from your local junk yard] or c) some surgery on the mounting to get it to fit in the stock 02 mounting bracket.

Fortunately I have access to b without having to buy new, so that is the route I will be taking. Once I get some shop space or it stops raining.

Edit, you will also want 12311312137 the lower ratcheting bracket and the matching idler 12317677914, both available new from BMW. These two parts will add another $30-35 to the bill, unless sourced while obtaining the upper bracket at your local junk yard.

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didn't i send you the upper bracket with the alt, I think it was from a 84 318i? Or it may need trimming, I wouldn't pay $125 just for the bracket. Anyways, I tried to put this in my tii, but needs a different lower bracket, I think. The tii upper bracket fits fine with a spacer. But, I know this conversion was successfully done by many FAQ fellows before me and it is a nice upgrade, way more amps than 320 alt. conversions.

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Now, you have no excuses to put that alternator in the car and provide detailed pictures to FAQ so next fellow will have a lesser pain, especially about how to mount the lower part, I am also curious. Most fellows ask questions and get good answers here but never follow up or provide pictures.

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