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Swapped my gen out for an alternator
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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 02:22 AM
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Wow!!!! What a difference! I decided to just scrap the generator. I took a close look at the stator where the brushes rub. It was missing chunks of copper. Then I got in hit in the eye with something from the inside of the generator that flew out. That was it. I ripped it out of the rail in record time.

The alt kit was $160 from Bugs and Buggies in Tucson. They were pretty cool and walked me through he install. Not too difficult but i'd never done it before. It took all of an hour to complete the job and it is such a huuuuuge difference. It puts out a solid 14.5 volts and 51 amps.

I got a little froggy and ripped the gen apart and what a mess. I think every bit of insulation was missing from the wire, It had a massive crack on the inside of the case. And I wonder why it didn't work.


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Post Post subject: Re: Swapped my gen out for an alternator
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You know what they say...


...once you go alternator, you never go back. Wink

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Amen to THAT!!!! Now if I can just undo the cut and turn I butchered together on my front end I'll be happy.


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Post Post subject: Re: Swapped my gen out for an alternator
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Did you need to got to the altenator style fuel pump (assuming your using the mechanical one) and shorter pump rod?
From what I understand, that's nessesary when switching.


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ummmmmmmmm.... Shocked No, everything hooked up and fit OK. The only prob I had was the intake manifold. I had to remove the driver side ports to get the carb on. I need to get a small riser for the carb or grind away a small piece of the alternator. The carb touches the alternator and I didn't hook up the electric choke before I put it all together so now I have no choke. Other than that small detail it was an easy swap.....

Never heard anything about the fuel pump.


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