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Old 01-03-2009, 10:16 AM
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Is it wrong to put a Fiero part in a Vette?

Is it wrong to put a Fiero part in a Vette? My alt went out and I had 2 Fiero alts just sitting here, some of the case had to be smoothed down but its on and working fine. It should hold up better than the one that came off the car, its an Delco.
I will put the bad one in my core pile for later use if I have to replace the one I just installed. I noticed that the Fiero alt is a little bit smaller, its hard to tell but if you look close it looks like its smaller. It could just be due to the bad one being an after market alt.

Anyway, got the job done and the car is back on the road without spending a dime.

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Old 01-03-2009, 10:20 AM
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A Corvette alternator is just a Chevy (GM) part, as is a Fiero...........Just the Corvette price is likely different.
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A Corvette alternator is just a Chevy (GM) part, as is a Fiero...........Just the Corvette price is likely different.
Shhh the corvette forum will hear you.

I did look up the parts numbers and made sure it would work. The pulley is a little larger than the pulley off the old one but the old one was destroyed so I had no choice. Couldn't see paying for a new or rebuilt part when I had something I could make work.
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Are they both rated for the same amperage? That's what I would be concerned about.

If the Corvette has more electric/electronic components it's possible that it could have had a higher output alternator.
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Are they both rated for the same amperage? That's what I would be concerned about.

If the Corvette has more electric/electronic components it's possible that it could have had a higher output alternator.
Good question, the one that went bad didn't have any labels on it so I cant look it up. I will have to look both cars up and see. Its charging like it should. Find out in a couple of days if it wont keep the battery charged.
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Looks like its about 10 amps less than the one that is listed for my Vette. I took it for a drive and its working fine so I will leave it.

Eventually I will replace it, the engine is the best thing about this car. I just wanted it fixed so I didn't spend a lot of time cleaning it. Its probably the worse looking thing in the engine bay but it works and I can live with it until the time comes to replace it.
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I don't see a problem with it. I would use it til it breaks. At my house we never buy alternaters or starters, we have piles of both
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LOL, if it works, and you saved yourself a couple bucks, give yourself a pat on the back. Lisa's (my wife) Fiero, has corvette headers, corvette composite water pump, corvette front brakes. (11 inch IIRC) if it fits more power to ya. I Once and only Once went into a Caddy dealership with my Caddy powered Fiero. I got comments like Champagne in a Beer Glass, and a few others I won't repeat. Suffice it to say I never went back there. Went to a regular Chevy dealer and they got me all the Caddy parts I needed and were very pleased to see a Caddy V8 stuffed in the back of my Fiero.
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LOL, if it works, and you saved yourself a couple bucks, give yourself a pat on the back. Lisa's (my wife) Fiero, has corvette headers, corvette composite water pump, corvette front brakes. (11 inch IIRC) if it fits more power to ya. I Once and only Once went into a Caddy dealership with my Caddy powered Fiero. I got comments like Champagne in a Beer Glass, and a few others I won't repeat. Suffice it to say I never went back there. Went to a regular Chevy dealer and they got me all the Caddy parts I needed and were very pleased to see a Caddy V8 stuffed in the back of my Fiero.
Hey Capt Fiero welcome to the forum.
I have a 74 corvette motor in my Fiero.
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Shhh the corvette forum will hear you.

I did look up the parts numbers and made sure it would work. The pulley is a little larger than the pulley off the old one but the old one was destroyed so I had no choice. Couldn't see paying for a new or rebuilt part when I had something I could make work.
IT'S TOO LATE... i'm from the corvette forum and i already read it. .
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IT'S TOO LATE... i'm from the corvette forum and i already read it. .
Oh no don't turn me in
The alternator has been working great, even keeps up with my amps and speakers. Other than the small part I had to sand down by the mounting bracket it was a bolt on part.
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