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Old 02-01-2012, 10:15 PM   #1
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Default my alternator that look like a generator

Thought I would post this as well
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:53 PM   #2
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Very nice/more original looking than my alternator!
If it weren't soo expensive, I'd have one! Mind telling us where you purchased yours?
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What is the function of the cut out or is it a dummy??
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:52 AM   #4
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Yes the cut off is a dummy I am going to make a better one just havent found an original cut off yet. As far as the alternator it is a mini race alternator and I built the housing and used an original generator back but drilled the holes larger for air flow.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:54 AM   #5
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I might mention if you will take a close look at the front you can see just a little bit of the alternator I was going to cover it but was afraid it wouldnt cool enough.
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oljoe01, do you have any information on where you purchased the "mini race alternator", the make and model number. Looks like the generator case slips over the "mini alternator". More details would be very helpful.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:42 AM   #7
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Your conversion might be worth a "how to" write up for one of the Model A magazines.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:43 AM   #8
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Your conversion might be worth a "how to" write up for one of the Model A magazines.
I could not agree more!!
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:55 AM   #9
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Hi Al, the alternator can be purchased off of eBay they make them 40, 50, 80 ,100, amp all the same size just type in Mini alternator mine came from DB electrical , the generator cover I made in my fabrication shop you have do some cutting on the alternator Which will void the warranty and some welding on the back bracket, also had to build a new bracket to hold the housing and alternator. the only part of the generator is the back. by the way our trucks are the same color
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So cool
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My concern is the fan on the alternator pulls air through the alternator and blows it out of the front via the edges of the fan / impeller. It looks like your case covers most of the edge of the fan?
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You can buy 'em here.
http://www.gener-nator.com/

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John/CT, not the same as oljoe001's homemade genernator. At $86 bucks on ebay for the mini alternator, it's a dame site cheaper to make one then purchase the commericially made genernator at $800+.
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I wonder how much work it would take to put one in a powerhouse case. I might look into this further later this year. Rod
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I wonder how much work it would take to put one in a powerhouse case. I might look into this further later this year. Rod
I was thinking the same thing for those who want an alternator.

Send me your good powerhouse internals.
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Jeff's right. I love my alternator except when I have to raise the hood. It looks out of time and place.
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I don't know, I've always liked the look of an alternator. When I see a generator the first thing that comes to mind is "limp"

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Old 02-02-2012, 11:40 AM   #18
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When I go to the lcl. car shows I only open the right side of the hood any way, so my alt. is out of site. The other reason I like to leave the left side closed is one show I went to last sunner some one pulled my oil dip stick out and when they put it back in they did not squeze the handle in and when I got home I had oil on the fire wall and around the dip stick hole.
To me the alt. is far better then the org. gen. jmo
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Hi this unit has an internal fan and no obstructions from the front, I drilled out the back of the original generator cap for ample airflow.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:46 AM   #20
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Hi It wont fit I made the case it is in.
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