Got the R34 alternator back but with the R33 case & pulley on it as all the measurements are identical fitting apart from the front case - different sized mounts
Spent the guts of 2 hours trying to fit it & get that dam spacer in & not going in at all
we took out the alt one last time & checked the bolt......
It was never going to fit!
Thanks to Carlo & Mike for the extra pair of hands
So for future reference for anybody reading this thread looking for help on alternators, an R34 alternator will not fit a R33 RB25DET engine as the mounts are different, even if you swap the cases
Father in law will drop the 2 alternators back down to Balfes today for them to swap back the case/pulley onto the R33 alternator & then recon that one
It has to fit then!
3rd time lucky!