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Username Post: 1941 Chevy Alternator in Original Housing        (Topic#255953)
bh41chevy 
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01-15-11 07:20 PM - Post#2032491    

I saw somewhere a while back that you can buy a 6-volt alternator for a 1941 chevrolet that is manufactured inside an original generator housing. I just can't remember where I saw those for sale. Does anyone know where I can buy one?

Brandon Hughett
Powell, TN
1941 Chevrolet Town Sedan


 
bh41chevy 
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bh41chevy
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03-27-11 01:23 PM - Post#2068051    
    In response to bh41chevy

I finally found it! It's the Generator. There's a company that will take your original generator and removed the generator components. They'll take the generator housing and put alternator parts inside. So you have a 6volt alternator that looks like a generator and nobody will know the difference except you. Jay Leno uses these on his old 6 volt cars. The only difference...you'll have bright headlights.

www.gener-nator.com

Brandon Hughett
Powell, TN
1941 Chevrolet Town Sedan


 
Panama Red 
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03-27-11 08:16 PM - Post#2068325    
    In response to bh41chevy

Nice find! Gotta check that out.

Jon Hansen

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1950ed 
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04-22-11 09:11 PM - Post#2080610    
    In response to bh41chevy

So what was the $$$$$$ on it?



 
Panama Red 
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05-12-11 10:03 AM - Post#2089127    
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  • 1950ed Said:
So what was the $$$$$$ on it?


There's no pricing on the web site. My curiosity got the better of me yesterday so I called. The price for a black Delco unit like on my 41 is $895 if you furnish the core. To buy that one outright without a core is $80 more. The ability to buy without a core depends on his stock.

Jon Hansen

My '41 Chevy blog

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rrausch 
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05-13-11 07:53 PM - Post#2089792    
    In response to Panama Red

$900!!!! Ahhh... I think I'll keep the old generator on my '53.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
bh41chevy 
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05-27-11 09:07 PM - Post#2095968    
    In response to rrausch

I really am considering putting a Gener-nator on my 41 Chevy. My reason is because I'm building my car to be a driver that I can take on long trips whether it be day or night. The Gener-nator even has an internal voltage regulator. You just move the ARM wire on the original voltage regulator to the battery terminal and you're all set. I'm really working hard to keep my car original but I'm into making parts of it better. For example, I added a mechanical fuel pump that has a vacuum pump to operate my windshield wipers and I took the points out of the distributor and replaced them with the Pertronix electrical ignition system. Almost everything on my 41 is new including a new cloth braided wiring harness from YNZ's. I think the Gener-nator is next to complete my electrical system.

Brandon Hughett
Powell, TN
1941 Chevrolet Town Sedan


 
Panama Red 
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07-29-11 04:47 PM - Post#2119507    
    In response to bh41chevy

Found another manufacturer of the same thing - alternator in a generator housing. PowerGen offers the same thing thru Jegs or Summit for $420. Still a bit pricey but less than 1/2 of the Gener-nator.

Jon Hansen

My '41 Chevy blog

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bh41chevy 
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07-29-11 08:39 PM - Post#2119588    
    In response to Panama Red

As long as your car is 1948 or newer, the cheaper alternator is great. However, my car is a 1941 Chevy with a 6-volt system, negative ground. The spec sheet doesn't show that they make one for my car.

It still looks like the Genernator is the only manufacturer at this point.

Brandon Hughett
Powell, TN
1941 Chevrolet Town Sedan


 
Panama Red 
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07-31-11 04:40 PM - Post#2120209    
    In response to bh41chevy

Yup, you're right bh. But I'm thinking of changing to 12 volt and keeping the stock looking generator housing with a alternator inside.

Jon Hansen

My '41 Chevy blog

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