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hopsBB
12-08-2009, 10:50 AM
Anybody know where I can buy a rebuild kit for a generator at on the cheap?

Studeman
12-08-2009, 12:55 PM
I've never seen it offered as a "kit" but several Stude vendors carry the nose bearing, brushes, and end-plate bushings... It just depends on what generator they are for...

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Dick Steinkamp
12-08-2009, 02:26 PM
SI offers "kits" for $80, but they don't say what's in them.



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Swifster
12-08-2009, 05:33 PM
Local starter and alternator/generator shops generally carry these items as well. look in your Yellow Pages for someone close by.

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HAWK
12-08-2009, 07:19 PM
i took the generator off of my 62 lark to a generator shop and they rebuilt it like new for 60 bucks....

jackb
12-09-2009, 07:30 AM
NAPA will (should) have all the parts in 2 days or in stock. Maybe your local FLAPS.

raoul5788
12-09-2009, 07:47 AM
quote:Originally posted by HAWK

i took the generator off of my 62 lark to a generator shop and they rebuilt it like new for 60 bucks....


Good deal, it must have not included the armature.


Chip
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jclary
12-09-2009, 08:32 AM
This post causes me to recall one of the “Teachable” moments of my past. In the spring of 1969, I was just a few months back from Vietnam. I was dating my future wife and I had bought one of those cute bulldog looking 1963 ˝ Ford Falcon Sprints loaded with just about every option available. My generator failed.[:0] While sitting at dinner with my girlfriend’s family, I mentioned that I might rebuild the generator. My future father-in-law asked what made me think I was smart enough to do the job myself.:( (Clash of two huge egos!) I explained that one of my jobs in the Air Force was in maintaining and repairing huge diesel, turbine, and gas engine powered generators and I could handle this little 12 volt generator with no problem![^] Back then…for me a bag of tater chips was a major purchase. I had saved my money for college and it was a struggle just to meet my basic obligations. However, my intellect and ego had been challenged. All the tools I owned fit easily into one of those canvas military tool bags. My armature was OK, but I had to replace bearings, brushes, and field coils. If you have ever tried, getting those field coil retaining screws out…you will understand the difficulty. My father-in-law was very impressed with my repair. Years later, I confessed that the parts for the rebuild had cost me $38.00. Buying a rebuilt generator with exchange for the old one in 1969...$18.00. Satisfying an ego is expensive.:)


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hopsBB
12-09-2009, 10:56 PM
I'm thinking now of just going ahead an doin an alternator switch.I know there are alot of post about this that I've been readin.

John Brayton
12-10-2009, 12:03 AM
John Clary,

What a delightful story! I would be quite embarrassed to calculate the real cost of my ego over the last 60 years (and this includes my current coupe project!).

Regards,



John Brayton

barnlark
12-10-2009, 07:26 AM
Originally posted by jclary
My father-in-law was very impressed with my repair. Years later, I confessed that the parts for the rebuild had cost me $38.00. Buying a rebuilt generator with exchange for the old one in 1969...$18.00. Satisfying an ego is expensive.:)

But, wiping a smug look off of a father-in-law...priceless. [8D]