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Old 07-08-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
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Has anyone had any experience with these alternators that look like old ford generators? I am thinking that by the time I have one of my old 6 volt ford generators rebuilt and converted over to twelve volts, I will be spending near as much as one of these alternators in disquise. Thanks Rich
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I have had 2 done by Ed Whitney in Calif.and 2 of my friends have had several done by him .We are very pleased.
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I have had 2 done by Ed Whitney in Calif.and 2 of my friends have had several done by him .We are very pleased.
What style generator housing can be used? I have a 30s housing that I might like to convert. I think the later housings (49-53) are larger than the early ones.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:54 PM   #4
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What Ed does is use your end plates and machines a new housing out of aluminum.He uses a small 40A forklift alt then makes it all work with your pulleys.
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Another Ed Whitney - four years and going great. At one of Nick Alexander's open houses, Ed had a display of his work, and the process. A few weeks later, met with Ed at his business in Fullerton, Ca. and dropped off an old generator, a few weeks later stopped in and picked up a very nice alternator. He is a great guy, with years of old Ford history. I probably have 4K miles, with out a hickup.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:27 AM   #6
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My generator is pre 48 style, does anyone have contact info for Ed Whitney? Rich
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:34 AM   #7
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Has anyone had any experience with these alternators that look like old ford generators? I am thinking that by the time I have one of my old 6 volt ford generators rebuilt and converted over to twelve volts, I will be spending near as much as one of these alternators in disquise. Thanks Rich
I have one nof those old Ford looking alternators on my 40. One wire alter. Had it one 5-6 yr's, works fine. I think Speedway sell them, not cheap. Walt
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:28 PM   #8
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Has anyone had any experience with these alternators that look like old ford generators? I am thinking that by the time I have one of my old 6 volt ford generators rebuilt and converted over to twelve volts, I will be spending near as much as one of these alternators in disquise. Thanks Rich
I didn't know you could spend that much rebuilding a generator. You might want to recheck your numbers.

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Ed Whitney 8612 Kendor Dr Buena Park,CA 90620.Tel: 714-773-1611.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:13 AM   #10
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Charlie, the last generator rebuild I had done was about a buck and a quarter, no problems for the last 5 or 6 thousand miles. Talked to my generator/ starter guy yesterday, the 12 volt field coils are the problem, He doesnt think there are any more us made ones available and doesnt trust that chinese stuff Rich
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