Protecting the alternator
So how hot is too hot for the alternator? I am thinking of wrapping one of those dense scotchpad style air filters around my alternator and securing it with zip ties or something to keep the mud out. I just killed another alternator I just put in 6 months ago. I am thinking this would make it last longer while letting it breath? I have a fire extinguisher but I prefer not to use it. Anyone do anything to stop their alternators from dying? I would fabricate something real nice to go over it and use real fine screen, but I dont have any time to do that in the next few months.
Complete rebuild axle/engine/everything swap in progress:
Parts already gathered for assembly: 2001 Ford 302, 1990 Mustang GT 5.0 ECU and wiring, NP435, NP205, Pair of axles from 04' F350 SuperDuty (Sterling 10.5 Posi rear, Dana 60HP Front-Both Disk Brakes 3.73 Gears), 37" H1 Tires, 9" lift TJ Coils for 2 link conversion in front, Stage 2 Clutch Kit, 3 Row Aluminum Radiator, Chevy Astro Steering box (4" front Stretch), XJ Rear Leaf Springs (6" Rear Stretch), and lots more.