Generator/Alternator Size size and Choice - 1954 3100

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  1. Dean Taunton

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    I am looking at installing a PowerGen alternator that look like the original generator on my 1954 3100. It currently has a 10SI alternator so the bracket is not the original. I cannot find any specs on the original generator length. I have seen a few 7" bracksts on line. If that was the original bracket size I assume the generator was only 6". The 6" PowerGen alternator is 75 Amps. The long version is 12 " and 90 Amps. Plenty of room in the engine bay for the long, but it the original generator was only 6" long I may need to use the short. Anyone have info?
     
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  3. Dean Taunton

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    My truck is converted to 12V. Thanks
     
  4. RidesWithYah

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    I get that, I thought you were asking what the size was of the original (6V) generator,
    maybe in hopes that it would look close to stock...
    Are you asking if there's a bracket available that would fit the 12" PowerGen,
    or what info are you looking for?
     
  5. Dean Taunton

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    Wanted to know if the original generator was 12" or 6" long so I can locate a correct generator mounting bracket and buy the correct PowerGen alternator...thanks.
     
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    There were apparently two varieties of the original 6V generator, a long and a short.
    The short was 6", the long was 7".
    So if you're trying to get something to match appearance-wise, go with the 6".
     

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