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Old 10-10-2020, 10:20 AM   #16
Patrick L.
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Default Re: Convert to 12 Volt ?

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Originally Posted by GerryAllen View Post
Patrick, why do not like alternators?




I guess I should have said that I don't like alternators on an old car that came with a generator. An alternator on a Model A just isn't right, to me.
The generator works just fine on 6 or 12v as long as you don't need more than 10 amps. Most alternators today have a built in regulator, I grew up in days orfexternal regulators. I like to use one of Tom W's internal regulators, bullet-proof. Alternators also have a parasitic draw, but, a master cut-off switch can overcome that.
When it comes to fixing them, I don't mind either one.
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