June 27, 2016 at 9:25 pm #12085911pilotParticipant
Thinking about swapping out my gen for an alternator. Will be adding a “hidden high wattage sound system”. Does any one have any suggestions. Found a guy in Oregan who will convert your existing generator using the original generator casing and building an alternator on the inside……no pulley change, no bracket changes. From the outside the generator appears original, but on the inside it is a full 60 amp alternator.June 28, 2016 at 10:46 am #12086
Sounds nice. What’s the cost? A std alternator conversion is cheap but you do need to change the bracket. Powermaster makes an alternator that looks and fits like a stock generator but they go for $400+.June 30, 2016 at 8:09 am #12089
I simply used an alternator bracket from a 1963 215. The bracket bolted in place of the generator brackets on my 62. It will accept the standard Delco external regulator alternator, or a 12SI family internal regulator alternator, or a CS130 (with the correct case). I currently have the CS130 on my 62 and it works great. I swapped the pulley from the generator to the CS130 so I would have no belt issues. Get the CS130 from a 1989-1990 Olds Custom Cruiser with 307 motor, which is 105 amps. Do NOT get a “one wire’ alternator.June 30, 2016 at 9:26 am #12090
Does the 63 have a two piece bracket like the 62 gen brackets and if so do you need both pieces of the 63 to convert to an alternator?July 1, 2016 at 10:16 am #12096
Does the 63 have a two piece bracket like the 62 gen brackets and if so do you need both pieces of the 63 to convert to an alternator?
No, it’s a one-piece bracket that replaces all the generator bracketry. It bolted right up to my motor.July 1, 2016 at 6:56 pm #12100
Good to hear. Going with my orig generator for now but I would be interested in picking one up for future possibilities.
Does anyone have a 63 alternator bracket they would like to part with?
ThanksJuly 5, 2016 at 8:29 am #12102
Well, apparently I lied. The 1963 bracket does have a strut, which is apparently missing on mine. There’s one on ebay right now for stupid money.
You must be logged in to access attached files.July 6, 2016 at 9:12 am #12104
WOW! That is crazy money. Thanks for the news Joe. Think I’ll just keep an eye out, not in a hurry.July 8, 2016 at 11:13 am #12109
I have located a bracket and they say there is a different bracket for AC vs. non-AC cars. Can’t seem to get a good format on the picture they sent so I can attach it but it shows a somewhat different bracket that is boxier than the ebay bracket with no second strut. The bracket is formed with a large arm reaching up to the exhaust manifold to bolt up in, I believe, the same location as the generator rear bracket.
Is that like yours and or does that sound right?
I’ll continue to try and get the pic in a format I can attach.
ThanksJuly 9, 2016 at 9:08 am #12112
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