: 69 caddy alternator installation: tips/help

06-11-11, 11:36 AM

So I'm trying to install my alternator in my 69 calais and i'm having trouble getting the spacer in at the bottom of the alternator.

have the alternator bottom against the bottom mounting bracket and the spacer won't get in behind the mounting hole on the alternator.

I checked and the alternator is identical to the old one I pulled out. same measurements and everything. It's the same spacer...it just won't go in.

Any tips on how to get it in?


06-11-11, 01:10 PM
Ended up getting it with the help of a wrench big enough to slip over the spacer and a hammer. Just tapped it down into place carefully.

06-21-11, 10:04 PM
Had you looked carefully, you would have noticed an angle ground on one end of the spacer about 1/4 of the diameter. It's there to aid install.


06-21-11, 10:32 PM
Cosmo I did look but it looks like the spacer isn't original. It looks like it was just a pipe cut to size, lol.