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Thomas(AB)
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:03 am    Post subject: Generator vs Alternator Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My generator has died, and is unrebuildable. Theres a fellow about an hour from me who builds custom alternators, he can build a self regulating 6volt positve ground for around 140 dollars. as this will mean i can stop replacing voltage regulators every year, im thinking about going this route. Thoughts?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: Generator vs Alternator Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It is not uncommon to rebuild the GM 10 and 12 si to 6-8-12-24 volt with either neg or pos ground.
If 6 volt positive Gr fulfils your needs I would say do it. Most folk go with 12 volt neg Gr.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Generator vs Alternator Reply to specific post Reply with quote

only 1 problem-nothig runs on 6 volt,u wanna use electric winch?nope.electic anything?nope,12 volt for me and the te.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Generator vs Alternator Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i'll like to ask a question too,, not using a winch, etc, and not changing anything,,would i have to rewire around v/r, remove wires or what do i have to do, if i change out to alt.. my to-20 is still 6-v pos gd genny...
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Generator vs Alternator Reply to specific post Reply with quote

well all this tractor does is run a sickle mower, and deal with the bigger snowfalls. However it is stored inside in the winter, i have a winch on my truck, so i think i will stay with the 6 volt system.
To change to a 12 volt system, i have done it on another tractor, you need a new coil or a resistor in line, adjust your points, and dont over crank your starter, very easy to burn it out with 12 volts.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Generator vs Alternator Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Do it. Unless your going to show the tractor and be a purist I would upgrade to the alternator, actually I did. I put an 8 volt pos ground in my TO30 and am very happy. The original parts are stored so if I need to I can go back to original.

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