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Old 05-02-2018, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default Generator Air Scoop ? ?

I was told years ago that a so called generator air scoop was a rare item.
Have any of you seen one of these ?
I was not able to post a photo.
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Old 05-02-2018, 03:46 PM   #2
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Yes they were available years back,aftermarket,took the place of the band that covers the brushes.
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Old 05-02-2018, 04:25 PM   #3
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This is probably what you are thinking about. Excuse the dust.

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Old 05-02-2018, 04:47 PM   #4
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I had one of those when l bought my A. I do understand the theory behind it to keep the gen cool, but I think it’s last place that I want any dirt or road grime in it. Right now I think it’s in my miscellaneous pile.
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:04 PM   #5
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The vendors have them.

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Old 05-04-2018, 12:03 PM   #6
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Thanks guys,
Is there a vendor that I can buy one from ?
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Old 05-04-2018, 12:18 PM   #7
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Thanks guys,
Is there a vendor that I can buy one from ?

All the vendors I looked at had them.

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Old 05-05-2018, 08:18 AM   #8
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Old 05-05-2018, 12:44 PM   #9
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Waste of money, imho. But I would install it "backwards", screen to rear. Airflow would
then add to convection flow, not hinder it.

Henry didn't think it necessary, and neither did anyone else.
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Old 05-05-2018, 06:09 PM   #10
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Auto makers or at least the generator makers. Realized that solid un-vented
generator bodies retained a lot of heat. Vented end caps on the genny bodies became standard later in the 30's. I run a Delco-Remy 946-C (1935 Chevrolet) truck generator on my '31 "A" roadster. The cast iron end caps
are designed with numerous air slots in them. I like goofy old bolt on era
accessories. If I ever run a Ford genny again I'll definitely use the scoop.

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Old 05-06-2018, 08:56 AM   #11
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To each his own. I have one I'd swap even for a proper cover band.
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Bob -A , understands the benefits of generator cooling ! Later generators had a fan behind the pulley and slots in the housing and end plates for cooling . Model A generators were good for their time but had no cooling apparatus at all . The accessory cooling band does a good job of cooling the generator . Not only does the air scoop keep the commutator cool , it also allows some of the dust that wears off the brushes to be blown out through the bottom of the generator band . I have used the cooling bands for years and know that they can extend generator life expectancy .
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About $18, most vendors
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