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Old 12-22-2018, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default 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 ????
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:46 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:07 AM   #3
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How reliable has your unit been?
Any issues?
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Old 12-23-2018, 04:51 PM   #4
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How reliable has your unit been?
Any issues?
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I have not run one enough miles to comment on reliable, but I have always heard good things.
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:10 AM   #5
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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.

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Old 12-23-2018, 12:52 AM   #6
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Nick,I have had 3 from Whitney and no issues.$375 and 2 months wait back then.
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:29 AM   #7
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thanks for the info
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:54 AM   #8
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I think Power Master makes one also, but it may be 12 volt only.
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Old 12-23-2018, 11:53 AM   #9
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Don't think that Powermaster has the pulley to mount the fan.
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Old 12-23-2018, 04:50 PM   #10
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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
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Old 12-23-2018, 11:09 PM   #11
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I've been running a Whitney conversion for 10+ years with no problems.
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Old 12-24-2018, 01:41 PM   #12
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Isn't the casing a little larger that a stock generator? Dave/Green Bay
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Old 12-24-2018, 05:06 PM   #13
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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.
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Belive that is the Powermaster, not the Whitney.
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Old 12-25-2018, 10:17 AM   #15
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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.
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Old 12-24-2018, 01:56 PM   #16
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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.
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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.

Think that's typical of one-wire alternators.
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:42 PM   #18
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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.
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Whitney uses a stock generator housing. Very personable and talented. I would recommend them.
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Old 12-24-2018, 05:52 PM   #20
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Can someone post a picture of the Whitney Generator/Alternator installed on a '34 engine?....
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