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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?
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:10 AM   #4
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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   #5
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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   #6
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thanks for the info
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:54 AM   #7
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I think Power Master makes one also, but it may be 12 volt only.
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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   #9
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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, 04:51 PM   #10
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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, 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, 01:56 PM   #13
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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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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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Isn't the casing a little larger that a stock generator? Dave/Green Bay
Belive that is the Powermaster, not the Whitney.
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Whitney uses a stock generator housing. Very personable and talented. I would recommend them.
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Can someone post a picture of the Whitney Generator/Alternator installed on a '34 engine?....
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Can someone post a picture of the Whitney Generator/Alternator installed on a '34 engine?....
It would look the same as the original, because it is the original on the outside. All of the modifications are internal. You send your unit to them and they use your front and rear plates. They turn an aluminum tube to replace the original case. The new center tube looks the same as the original case. You can request it to be wired as a one wire hook up, or similar to the original wiring connections. The painted new center does look smoother than the originals and does not have the connectors than hold the field coils.

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Again, can someone post a picture or pictures of the Whitney Generator/Alternator installed on a '34 engine?....
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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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