GSO-480 starter and alternator kits

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GSO-480 starter and alternator kits

Postby TIGO541 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:35 am

Who else makes this other than AIR-TECH? Ive seen an automotive alternator utilizing the factory spot on this motor before. Who makes that and is there a 12volt starter that utilizes the factory spot also? AIR-TECH is nice but expensive and i would like to keep less back there by the prop. I also need who makes the tach setup that bolts on to this motor. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.
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Re: GSO-480 starter and alternator kits

Postby jessejames » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:39 am

I run an aircraft 24 volt starter , 2 small 12 volt batteries , and used the spline off an old aircraft alternator , and welded it on a pivoting / sliding shaft and put it on a 12 volt GM alternator . If u do this it will work , but you can only charge one battery at a time, unless you get a distribution charging deal ( sorry cant remember the name ) they r available at some boating stores !.......... Not sure if that helped you at all but thats what i have and it works well .
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Re: GSO-480 starter and alternator kits

Postby casper » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:26 pm

I MAKE THE STARTER KITS FOR THE GO AND GSO 480 540 GEAR BOX AND SPOOL KITS FOR AIR TEC I SELL ALL THE THOSE KITS
FOR THE SC AND NON SC ENGINES AIR TEC SELLS THE REST
THE KITS ARNT THAT BAD CONSIDERING WHAT YOU GET YOU CAN PM ME FOR A PRICE
THE 24 VOLT WORK GOOD BUT THERE HEAVY AND SEE WHAT THEY COST TO GET ONE AND OR REBUILD ONE ANY WERE FROM 300 TO 800 THE KIT IS LESS THAN THAT
ALSO MAKE THE INTAKES FOR THE SC'S
MOTOR MOUNTS
AND CHROMING ETC
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Re: GSO-480 starter and alternator kits

Postby BULLET » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:56 pm

TIGO541 wrote:Who else makes this other than AIR-TECH? Ive seen an automotive alternator utilizing the factory spot on this motor before. Who makes that and is there a 12volt starter that utilizes the factory spot also? AIR-TECH is nice but expensive and i would like to keep less back there by the prop. I also need who makes the tach setup that bolts on to this motor. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.

Diamondback sells the tach kits.

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Re: GSO-480 starter and alternator kits

Postby mowmoney » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:55 am

jessejames wrote:I run an aircraft 24 volt starter , 2 small 12 volt batteries , and used the spline off an old aircraft alternator , and welded it on a pivoting / sliding shaft and put it on a 12 volt GM alternator . If u do this it will work , but you can only charge one battery at a time, unless you get a distribution charging deal ( sorry cant remember the name ) they r available at some boating stores !.......... Not sure if that helped you at all but thats what i have and it works well .



This is what I need do you have a pic of it where can one find the spline you are referring to.
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Re: GSO-480 starter and alternator kits

Postby nunook » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:34 pm

Faria makes a sending unit which bolts right onto where the cable would and you can utilize a electronic Marine Tach

Faria Diesel Tach Sender.

http://www.boatersland.com/90901.html?g ... gQod_DUFLw
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Re: GSO-480 starter and alternator kits

Postby bignasty1 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:48 pm

Casper, would you please PM me or give a call when you get a chance. 321-265-2234 I'm looking for a starter/alternator kit, and a shortened intake for a GSO 0480 with gearbox, thank you :rebel:

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Re: GSO-480 starter and alternator kits

Postby bignasty1 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:53 pm

Casper I messed up my number its 321-265-2233 thanks

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Re: GSO-480 starter and alternator kits

Postby krazymatt » Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:19 am

Casper passed away couple years ago. Get ahold of Abner @ Elite Airboats. (863) 261-2340

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Re: GSO-480 starter and alternator kits

Postby bignasty1 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:12 pm

Sorry to here that..... Thank you for the info. Merry Christmas


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