Week 30: July 29th 2001:
Stranded by a dead battery for the last time!!! Time to get rid of the nasty 17ACR alternator and install something with a little more charging power. So, I ordered a 25ACR from Victoria British. It arrived but of course, didn't use the same Lucas alternator connector that the previous alternator did so I had to do a bunch of rewiring to make everything line up. Here are a few shots of the alternator installed. It charges quite nicely. Previously with the old alternator, with all the accessories on, the battery voltage dropped to about 11V (not good). Now, with everything on, it stays at 12.5 (very good).