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whizzernick 12-22-2018 06:53 PM

34 stock looking alternator
 

looking for a stock looking alternator for my 34.
A guy ( i forget his name ) has somthing in the v-8 times.
anyone know about him ????

JSeery 12-22-2018 07:46 PM

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The one I use is from Whitney.

Whitney Co., Inc., E. J. 529 S. Raymond Ave., Fullerton, Ca 714-773-1611

http://www.ejwhitneyco.com/automotive.html

They are not cheap.

Kahuna 12-23-2018 12:07 AM

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J
How reliable has your unit been?
Any issues?
Thanks
Jim

Charlie Stephens 12-23-2018 12:10 AM

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For what is worth I would run a 2 brush generator out of the late thirties. Spend the time to find a good shop to rebuild it right.

Charlie Stephens

deuce lover 12-23-2018 12:52 AM

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Nick,I have had 3 from Whitney and no issues.$375 and 2 months wait back then.

whizzernick 12-23-2018 10:29 AM

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thanks for the info

TJ 12-23-2018 10:54 AM

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I think Power Master makes one also, but it may be 12 volt only.

deuce lover 12-23-2018 11:53 AM

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Don't think that Powermaster has the pulley to mount the fan.

Karl 12-23-2018 04:50 PM

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I've got the Whitney and have been running it for 18 months with no problems . Is a small alternator to fit in the casing but still pumps out 7.2 Volts no problems on my 6V system.

They are not cheap and wait was 4 months from order to delivery -You sent them your original generator and they use the face plate and pulley from this the rest is discarded. They also modify the cut out so it is a straight pass through.

I like mine it looks authentic to 99% of people (I don't think it would fool a fine point judge ) and gives me plenty of power -Karl

JSeery 12-23-2018 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Kahuna (Post 1708594)
J
How reliable has your unit been?
Any issues?
Thanks
Jim

I have not run one enough miles to comment on reliable, but I have always heard good things.

4dFord/SC 12-23-2018 11:09 PM

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I've been running a Whitney conversion for 10+ years with no problems.

Dave/Green Bay 12-24-2018 01:41 PM

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Isn't the casing a little larger that a stock generator? Dave/Green Bay

clo 12-24-2018 01:56 PM

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I have a Whitney 12V conversion. I notice it doesn’t charge at idle. It starts charging at about 1,000 rpm.

deuce lover 12-24-2018 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave/Green Bay (Post 1708986)
Isn't the casing a little larger that a stock generator? Dave/Green Bay

His housing is the same size but made from billet aluminum.He only uses the front plate/bracket ,pulley and end plate from the orig gen.I always sent him a 39 std gen since I did not want the cutout.He also preferred the 38-39 pulley as the vanes cooled best.

JSeery 12-24-2018 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave/Green Bay (Post 1708986)
Isn't the casing a little larger that a stock generator? Dave/Green Bay

Belive that is the Powermaster, not the Whitney.

al's28/33 12-24-2018 05:49 PM

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Whitney uses a stock generator housing. Very personable and talented. I would recommend them.

petehoovie 12-24-2018 05:52 PM

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Can someone post a picture of the Whitney Generator/Alternator installed on a '34 engine?....

JSeery 12-24-2018 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by petehoovie (Post 1709040)
Can someone post a picture of the Whitney Generator/Alternator installed on a '34 engine?....

It would look the same as the original, because it is the original on the outside. All of the modifications are internal. You send your unit to them and they use your front and rear plates. They turn an aluminum tube to replace the original case. The new center tube looks the same as the original case. You can request it to be wired as a one wire hook up, or similar to the original wiring connections. The painted new center does look smoother than the originals and does not have the connectors than hold the field coils.

petehoovie 12-24-2018 08:49 PM

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Again, can someone post a picture or pictures of the Whitney Generator/Alternator installed on a '34 engine?....

4dFord/SC 12-24-2018 08:52 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by clo (Post 1708990)
I have a Whitney 12V conversion. I notice it doesn’t charge at idle. It starts charging at about 1,000 rpm.


Think that's typical of one-wire alternators.

JM 35 Sedan 12-25-2018 10:17 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave/Green Bay (Post 1708986)
Isn't the casing a little larger that a stock generator? Dave/Green Bay

Yes Dave, the center casing is just slightly larger in diameter as compared to original. Other than that, it looks identical to the original generator, including a non operative cutout mounted on top.

G.M. 12-26-2018 08:52 AM

Re: 34 stock looking alternator
 

If you want a 6 volt alternator to charge at idle you need a
24 volt stator and you can use the large stock Ford pulley. I
used an adjustable voltage regulator with a small hole in the
rear cover plate so I can set the voltage at idle. I made 7 of
them for my cars and never had any problems. Once you had
an alternator you wouldn't want to go back to a gen. G.M.

bobgc 12-26-2018 07:42 PM

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I have one from Powermaster on my 34 pickup and it works fine. It is a bit bigger in Diamater and I had to make the pulley fit the shaft in order to use the original one. I believe they now have fan pullies available. take the cutout apart and solder the points closed so the juice goes straight thru.

al's28/33 12-26-2018 10:30 PM

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Can someone running the Whitney alternator post a picture here ???????????????

JSeery 12-27-2018 12:02 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by al's28/33 (Post 1709592)
Can someone running the Whitney alternator post a picture here ???????????????

It looks like the original, because it is the original except for the center case. There are several photos on their web page (post #2 has a link). I can post a photo of one setting on an engine tomorrow.

JM 35 Sedan 12-27-2018 12:10 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by al's28/33 (Post 1709592)
Can someone running the Whitney alternator post a picture here ???????????????

It would look exactly like the original generator used in production on whatever year vehicle you are interested in, because the alternator is installed inside the original generator housing, except for the center casing which machined from aluminum, and is just slightly larger in diameteI as compared to original.

......and I could post pictures of my original generators tomorrow that would look identical to a Whitney alternator conversation :) :D

john in illinois 12-27-2018 07:40 AM

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Can someone running the Whitney alternator post a picture here ???????????????

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Here you go. I had one made without cut out.You get whatever you want.

JSeery 12-27-2018 01:49 PM

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Here are some photos of a Whitney alternator I current have setting on an engine. It is a late 40s Generator conversion. Whitney will build them like you want them, I wanted the original three wire style. Others have commented on the case being slightly larger in diameter, don't believe that is the case in the ones I have dealt with. Not sure how clear it is in the photos, but the case is slightly smaller in diameter than the original ends. BUT, I have not measured the two side by side.


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