View Full Version : OT: Looking for look-a-like alternator

12-21-2006, 06:52 PM
I'm looking for a generator that has the innards of an alternator. I want to keep the "antique" look of my tractors. Has anybody out there seen such an item?

Thanx in advance.

12-21-2006, 07:07 PM
Here you go. Now you just have to find someone here that sells it.


BTW, don't look at the price. You might decide that modern look is OK after all.

12-21-2006, 08:06 PM
I appreciate the info, Evan. I would prefer to find something here in the states if possible. My tractors all use Delco-Remy generators. Two are 6 volt and the one has a 12 volt alternator that the previous owner kinda slapped onto the tractor.

I'm a bit leery of Lucas electrics; the have far too much smoke in them. ;)

12-21-2006, 08:06 PM
There is one vendor at the above site. $800 and up.
no neat sig line

12-21-2006, 08:25 PM
I don't think those are Lucas, they just look like them.

12-21-2006, 08:50 PM
On http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/ in the H.A.M.B. message boards I recall seeing a write up complete with pictures.

Just looked and it did not pop up for me. It is there.



12-21-2006, 08:55 PM
I don't think those are Lucas, they just look like them.

They are not that expensive either by uk standards, a typical new alternator here is about 135.....they want 360...considering that these are very special and probably not mass produced ...looks ok to me.

all the best.mark

12-21-2006, 09:05 PM

12-21-2006, 10:07 PM
Thanx Davidfe and Bguns for the links.

I got a feeling I may have to do the "Galterator" thing. I've got a couple of spare generators that I can experiment on. I'll have to find an alternator that I can modify to fit inside the generator case. Looks like a trip to the auto salvage yard is in store.

Next question: It's probably wishful thinking, but does anyone make a 6 volt alternator?

12-21-2006, 10:31 PM
A local alternator guy has built 6-volt, positive ground alternators for guys to use on their antique tractors.

12-21-2006, 11:02 PM
The voltage output is controlled by the alternator field current. Making it produce appropriate output for a 6 volt system instead of a 12 volt system is easy. You don't need a special 6 volt alternator. You need an adjustable external regulator and set it for the correct voltage. I put an alternator on my '59 Land Rover in order to run all the extra power hungry doodads on it. I had to convert it to positive ground. I just switched the diodes around and insulated the ground lug. I used the Land Rover voltage regulator by modifying it slightly to act as a current regulator for the field.

12-22-2006, 12:13 AM
12 volts is the way to go if it gets cold. Up here in Alaska a tractor parade/show at -20 is not unheard of.The starter will handle it fine, Bulb changes and a ballast resister for coil (unless Magneto equipped). Ammeter won't mind either. Might have to swap a couple wires if changing to Neg ground. Plusses: Starts better, brighter headlights, cheaper more common batteries, Can be almost stock looking. Minuses: Not stock.
Old WWII joke about GMC 2 1/2 ton (6 volt)trucks: The sergeant is looking down a frozen steep hillside at a rolled burning GMC. Says to another , I did'nt know you could get a GMC to turn over at -10.........

12-22-2006, 09:30 AM
Check this guy out, I have seen his as's in a couple of old car/hot rod forums