Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South Australia
Re: Generator to Alternator Conversion
I just converted my old 66 falcon external regulated alternator to an internal 85 amp alternator.
It was straight forward :)
you can even have the old one if you want it :) I was going to chuck it in the bin...
I just ripped out all of the old one and put my new one in.
Instead of having a whole heap of wires to hook up, there is just one, that goes to the battery and then a wire for the alternator light and that is it.. ohh I lie, there is also another one that goes to the battery to sense the voltage.. (Ie 2 to the battery)
I cant see it being that hard to do the same for a generator.
All you would do would be to take the whole lot out and then when you put in the new alternator put one thick wire to the starter (or straight to the battery) and one other one to the battery and then the final one to the light in the cabin and thats it..
The only problem I had was that the shop that sold me the alternator gave me one with the off set slightely wrong, so I had to modify my bracket to suit the alternator.
Bosch have an alternator to suit just about every application. Go and see a good electrician or if you want I can give you a ring... They have lists of offsets etc so they can supply custom alternators with ease..(so I think :) )
Wanted: 9in diff to suit my XP utility