Originally Posted by hellosailor
Something I have to wonder about, is that alternator bodies are never fluted. In theory, if you're going to bother with your own castings, you could flute the whole body in order to get a huge increase in heat shedding, which should translate into a huge gain in alternator output as it heats up.
Looks like a nice setup though.
I have to guess because:
The alts are built to fit "existing" locations which may be very tight. I have some that literally clear by 1-2 mm's...
They are, no matter how "custom" they claim they are, built on existing "industry" case sizes & offsets. While companies like Balmar and E-Maax do cast their own cases the case is basically a replica of Delco 130D, 10DN, 10SI, 12SI, Motorolla, J-200 etc. etc...
There are some new technologies coming that will drastically boost the capability of a small case alt but it is still a year or two out..