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Old 06-22-2017, 11:07 PM   #1
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Is there anybody in the Los Angeles area who rebuilds Model A generators?
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:09 PM   #2
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Try asking at a couple of the local Model A Clubs.

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Try calling Randy Gross 714-292-8660
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If your willing to drive north to Saticoy Unit II does a good job. They have been in the area for over 30 years and going strong. Hope this is a help
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:35 AM   #5
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If your willing to drive north to Saticoy Unit II does a good job. They have been in the area for over 30 years and going strong. Hope this is a help
Are you talking about the town of Saticoy or the street?
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:41 AM   #6
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I have them in stock and ready to go.

Call me or email me.

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Remember if you need to ship one they will fit in a USPS priority box at a reasonable rate (slightly under $20). Right now I would take up Randy (post #6) but if you find a good shop please post it as I am also in Los Angeles and assume I will eventually have the same problem.

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Most any shop that rebuilds GENERATORS/STARTERS, can rebuild them!
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Most any shop that rebuilds GENERATORS/STARTERS, can rebuild them!
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That was true in the 50's and 60's and should still be true, but these days I'd have little faith in many of the shops. I've had to repair two fried generators that some generator shop "rebuilt". They mixed up the output and field wires on the brushes, and this is pretty basic stuff.
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Before you have your generator rebuilt check in the judging standards to see that it is the correct one for your car. Cores are about $15 at a swap meet so you might as well start with the correct one. If you exchange yours for a rebuilt be sure it is correct.

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That was true in the 50's and 60's and should still be true, but these days I'd have little faith in many of the shops. I've had to repair two fried generators that some generator shop "rebuilt". They mixed up the output and field wires on the brushes, and this is pretty basic stuff.
But, Tom, that's only 2, out of HOW MANY???---"Maybe" the shop janitor wuz fillin' in fur sumbody that wuz sick from some CRUD---"Sumtimes" we gotta' give folks "SOME SLACK"---
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There seems to be a lot of shops that specialize in rebuilding rebuilding charging and starting components
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Dodged this bullet for now,fifty year sitting 30/31 generator in my 29 motored for me last night..damn near danced a jig i was so happy..
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That was true in the 50's and 60's and should still be true, but these days I'd have little faith in many of the shops. I've had to repair two fried generators that some generator shop "rebuilt". They mixed up the output and field wires on the brushes, and this is pretty basic stuff.
Case in point. Had a starter on the Mach 1 years ago needed a rebuild, read a story in Old Cars Weekly highly recommending Fond U Lac Electric or something like that up in Wisconsin. Sent it up to them.

What a mistake. I either got somebody else's Frankenstein starter or they just plain fouled mine up, big time. It worked all of four times then ate itself up along with the junk Taiwan Bendix they used on it.

Took it to a Ford mechanic friend of mine who went through it and it's worked perfectly for the last 7 years. He marveled about how screwed up it was and what a crap job they did on it.

Tom's observation on this merits a LOT he is right on with this.
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