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Tom Wesenberg 04-27-2013 01:56 PM

Generator With a Small Pulley
 

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Here is the generator I bought yesterday at the swap meet. It has a 2 1/2" pulley instead of the standard 3 3/4" pulley, so it will spin 50% faster.
I wonder if it was used on some special machine, or maybe like my late uncle, (a very slow driver) wanted to keep his lights and battery working at idle.:confused:

It would sure make slipping the belt on easy.:D

Benson 04-27-2013 02:10 PM

Re: Generator With a Small Pulley
 

Used on Police cars and Taxis .... or dog catcher trucks ...





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Originally Posted by Tom Wesenberg (Post 640476)
Here is the generator I bought yesterday at the swap meet. It has a 2 1/2" pulley instead of the standard 3 3/4" pulley, so it will spin 50% faster.
I wonder if it was used on some special machine, or maybe like my late uncle, (a very slow driver) wanted to keep his lights and battery working at idle.:confused:

It would sure make slipping the belt on easy.:D


Charlie Stephens 04-27-2013 07:25 PM

Re: Generator With a Small Pulley
 

The Model B pulley was smaller than the Model A pulley but definitely not as small as yours. You have to use a tape measure to tell the difference between a Model A and a Model B pulley.

Charlie Stephens

Gord. B by the bay 04-27-2013 09:09 PM

Re: Generator With a Small Pulley
 

I have used 2-1/2 pulleys on both my A's alternator and system works fine
Gord. B by the Bay

BILL WILLIAMSON 04-28-2013 12:43 AM

Re: Generator With a Small Pulley
 

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Originally Posted by Benson (Post 640484)
Used on Police cars and Taxis .... or dog catcher trucks ...

Benson! Are there STILL dog catcher trucks?:eek: or was that in the "OLD" days when there was a milk man & an ice man? Bill has a pic of an ooold train with a "COW" catcher, but I think that's sumptin' different. If some "dog catcher" (If they exist) got me, ooold Bill would "catch" him & run him over & over. (I saw Bill MAD once!!!:eek::eek::eek:) Buster T.:cool:


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