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  • Tom Wesenberg
    Identifying Your Generator
    Tom Wesenberg
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    by Tom Wesenberg
    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...
    01-03-2018, 03:00 AM
  • Jeff/Illinois
    Generator output post location
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    by Jeff/Illinois
    All Model A fine point cars that I've observed (post Powerhouse gennies, 1929-1931) have the output post on the generator towards the 'back', away from the front of the car. Seems like I've been noticing more Model A's anymore that have the long Autolite generator with the output post on the front near the radiator, so the cutout relay is mounted 'backwards'.

    I realize that the generator...
    09-28-2017, 12:23 PM
  • SeaSlugs
    What this to?
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    by SeaSlugs
    I have 2 of these cutouts on some model A generators. Both are Ford script and one has a stamped B (not sure on other) I read the JS and they say all model A cutouts had slotted mounting tabs - these 2 do not. So what are they to? Model B's? Sure are heavy....
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    08-18-2018, 05:46 PM
  • Bill in NJ
    Generator regulator question ?
    Bill in NJ
    Senior Member
    by Bill in NJ
    I have a new regulator that has the cover off of it. It can go two ways. Does it make a difference ? It is the point style. Looks like there is to tab to to connect to the post coming out of the top of generator. Thanks in advance !! ...
    09-08-2017, 09:43 PM
  • Mitch
    Generator & Cut Out Information, Operation, Repairing, EVR installation!!!


    by Mitch
    Generator Brushes and Adjustment and How It Works.

    By :: Tom Wesenberg

    I'm asked quite often about brush adjustment and how they work, so hopefully these pictures will help.
    The first picture is a cutaway taken at the Model A museum at Gilmore Auto Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. The second picture shows the 3 brushes. This happens to be the style...
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    05-19-2017, 09:51 PM
  • ClaudeC
    original 1933 generator cutout "functionality"
    Senior Member
    by ClaudeC
    Can an antique 1933 Generator cutout still function? Or is it a better idea to purchase a new manufactured one?
    01-02-2018, 03:16 PM
  • pAAt
    4 generators
    Senior Member
    by pAAt
    Left to right-#1- 3K on band, #2 -narrower band (only one with the narrow band ) with K on the housing, #3- K5 on band, #4 Ford (script) Q-1 on housing. Anyone know about these generators ? Thanks, Pat
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    03-11-2018, 07:17 PM
  • Fordfordora
    Generator and starting systems 1933-1947
    by Fordfordora
    A repair manual copyright date of 1947
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    10-24-2018, 08:44 AM
  • smittykid
    Proper charge rate?
    by smittykid
    I'm running a 6 volt generator on a pos. ground system. I was afraid the old cut out was over charging the battery. I replaced the old cut out with a new NUREX semi-conductor cut out. At regular idle the amp meter shows about 5-6 amps of charge. Running down the road- 40mph it shows around 12 amps charge. No lights on. What is the correct charge rate? Maybe the old cut out wasn't bad after...
    08-17-2017, 11:28 AM
  • SeaSlugs
    Sad repo generator parts
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    by SeaSlugs
    Well restoring the early 29 generator (non powerhouse) that has the rear bearing oil hole on the side not the end. Decided to order the new front bearing components kit. Yea that was a mistake.

    Maybe the later generators use these style parts? Only things I can use are the felt and the bearing spacer - rest are completely...
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    09-04-2018, 09:45 AM