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Old 03-26-2018, 06:02 PM
Pman Pman is offline
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I'm interested to learn which starter/alternator combinations will fit and allow adequate clearance for my set up.(?) I'm building a RV8 with a Superior IO-360, 9 to 1 Cylinders, Horizontal Induction (Van's FAB Snorkel), Fixed Pitch Prop, and I have Van's supplied RV8 smooth cowl.

Before I order a starter and alternator, I'm trying to determine which Stater and 60amp Alternator would fit my engine/cowl with adequate clearance? If possible, I'm hoping to minimize the amount of fiberglass work.

If someone has experience with the above question, I would appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 03-26-2018, 08:09 PM
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Plane power alternator works fine. Skytech 149 NL works fine except you will have to cut off a couple of ears. No fiberglass mods necessary.
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:48 PM
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Thanks for the info Jon!

Sounds like a reasonable combination, and minimal difficulty.

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