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Old 06-12-2017, 12:30 PM   #1
Fordman487
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Default Heavy duty generator advice

I need advice and ideas-

I have a '35 Ford Fire Truck built on a '35 Ford 1 1/2 ton pick up truck chassis. Several years ago the generator self destructed and I replaced the generator with a modern alternator.

Now I'd like to make it look a bit more original with an alternator built into a generator case...available from several vendors. The truck runs a 6 blade fan that mounts to the generator pulley wheel for better cooling but I'm concerned that the 6 blade fan is too heavy for modern bearings in a rebuild. The original generator is long gone, and part of the reason it destructed may have been the heavy fan.

Can anyone recommend a generator style or vintage that had heavier bearings that would support the heavier fan that I can get and convert to an alternator. Its a 6V, ground positive system. Any ideas or thoughts would help!
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Old 06-12-2017, 02:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: Heavy duty generator advice

Check out a company called Powermaster Performance, they might have what you are looking for.
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Old 06-12-2017, 03:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: Heavy duty generator advice

You might also contact Ed Whitney. He can convert the generator to an alternator.
He is in Fullerton, Ca. 1 800 713 1611 info@ejwhitneyco.com
He is a member of the EFV8 Club I believe.
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