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Offline zubzub

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generator/ alternator gear drive question re: 6-71.
« on: May 17, 2009, 12:35:42 PM »
Just read another thread and it got me thinking ( kind of).  My 6-71 has a gear driven generator.  i have yet to get it to supply me with power as the regulator is messed up.  I had thought I would just modify to a belt drive system, but come to think of it I do have access to a bunch of scrap buses, it might be simpler to find a decent gear drive alt.....now here is the question.

Does the gear drive set up running alternators  on 8V-71 and 6V-71 (92s?) match that of the gear drive set up on a 6-71 that was running  a generator?
Seems like a bit of a Dallas question.
Thanks to one and all, Patrick.

Offline Damn Yankee

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Re: generator/ alternator gear drive question re: 6-71.
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009, 06:51:04 PM »
I think any alternator off a 71 series will work. Don't know if a 92 series will work. You could get an accessory drive then add a 1 wire alternator. Here's a picture...
« Last Edit: May 17, 2009, 06:59:33 PM by Damn Yankee »

Offline Damn Yankee

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Re: generator/ alternator gear drive question re: 6-71.
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009, 07:03:54 PM »
Jeez those pics are huge ??? I didn't think they would show up like that. Oh well.....

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Re: generator/ alternator gear drive question re: 6-71.
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009, 07:15:20 PM »
Bob
Wow nice pics  great details  perfect size.  I have never seen a cleaner engine. Wish my engine looked that good lol.  I live in Bridgeport Michigan.  Give a shout some time.
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Re: generator/ alternator gear drive question re: 6-71.
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009, 06:44:13 AM »
Thanks Lonnie and for Patrick and all the 4104 lovers out there check out the one in my rallys album on photobucket (link at bottom of post) the engine in that one is amazing....and Lonnie, I'd enjoy meeting you and anybody else at a rally I'm co-hosting with Ed Roelle in Clio Mi from August 14-16 (Back to the Bricks) We got rave reviews last year for it. Info will be posted soon.