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Convert from Gen. to Alternator

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New Case Guy

09-26-2011 07:48:48

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I have a 1962 W-3 Case Backhoe, 4 cyl. gas. The generator quit working so I took it to a generator repair shop. They told me it would be VERY expensive to fix and suggested I replace it with an alternator. Can anyone tell me how to wire it and what type of alternator to get? Someone suggested one form a 1980's Chevy pickup with only 1 terminal, but was only guessing. Also would my AMP. guage still work or do I need to change that or rewire it? My system is 12 volt, positive ground.

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Jo Bird

09-26-2011 09:08:53

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 Re: Convert from Gen. to Alternator in reply to New Case Guy, 09-26-2011 07:48:48  
Look through old post by typing in generator in search section. All you need can be found their including wiring diagrams.

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New Case Guy

09-26-2011 18:28:19

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 Re: Convert from Gen. to Alternator in reply to Jo Bird, 09-26-2011 09:08:53  
Jo Bird, thank you very much. Iwill try to find that.

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09-26-2011 08:52:28

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 Re: Convert from Gen. to Alternator in reply to New Case Guy, 09-26-2011 07:48:48  
should be a pieace of cake,Guy. just make up some brackets to mount the one wire altenator. then run the wire to your battery pos. terminal. i have all my case tractors converted over to this system, has saved a lot of headaches over the years. if your local stater repair shop is any good at all they can help you out with a alternator and questions. if you want to build your alternator there is lots of info on the subject on line. good luck.

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