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    Over the years generators have been swapped on the Model A's, so now days you can normally have 1 of 4 different styles. First came the 5 brush powerhouse, then the 3 brush powerhouse, then the long generator known as the Autolite style. After Model A production ended and the Model B began, the generator also changed slightly, and now many B style generators can also be found on the Model A. People have also mix and matched the end plates on the long generators, so you can have a combination of parts.

    All these changes makes it hard for many to know exactly what they have. To help you identify what you have, go to the TECH section, then the GENERATOR thread. I have added information and pictures showing how to install the electronic voltage regulator (EVR) for the two styles of the long generator. I will add information on the 3 and 5 brush powerhouse later. This should help you identify what you have.

  • #2
    Here is the link to the generator tech thread that Tom mentioned
    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
    Henry Ford said,
    "It's all nuts and bolts"
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr


    • #3
      That is quite the article. Thank you


      • Mitch
        Mitch commented
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        Those tech forum threads are each a combo of info from multiple related threads combined

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