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Old 02-07-2005, 10:24 AM   #1
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Question 12 Volt Alternator That lookes like a Generator

Hello Crew, It's been a year since I have posted. But I have a Question.Who makes a volt Alternator that looks like a Generator. I'd like to change my set-up on "A". Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:27 AM   #2
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Default Re: 12 Volt Alternator That lookes like a Generator

I have heard that Powermaster is supposed to be having one come out real soon. If you are a machinist, there is a tech post from a while back where a HAMBer (can't remember who) disguised a small alternator... from a Mitsubishi maybe... as a generator. Do a search. I think the thread was started a long time ago, but there were some posts on it in the last few months.
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:44 AM   #3
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Default Re: 12 Volt Alternator That lookes like a Generator

I got my new Streetrodder and there is an article in there
about a guy converting generator housings to alternators.
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:59 AM   #4
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Default Re: 12 Volt Alternator That lookes like a Generator

I posted an article on the conversion a while back under the following title:

"TECH - Alternator in Generator disguise"

I noticed that there was another company profiled in this months ROD & Custom, that makes a similar conversion. The magazine has the company name and address in it. Sorry I don't have the mag.

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Old 02-07-2005, 11:33 AM   #5
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Default Re: 12 Volt Alternator That lookes like a Generator

I was at the Nick Alexander open house Saturday and there was an old fella there who has them for the flathead Fords. His Name is Ed Whitney Phone# 714-527-1432 Polished Aluminum or black. Did not ask the price, sorry…
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Old 02-07-2005, 11:42 AM   #6
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alittle pricey..

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Old 02-11-2005, 10:57 AM   #7
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Thank guys for all your help...........See ya in Paso
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Old 02-11-2005, 02:45 PM   #8
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Default Re: 12 Volt Alternator That lookes like a Generator

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I have heard that Powermaster is supposed to be having one come out real soon. If you are a machinist, there is a tech post from a while back where a HAMBer (can't remember who) disguised a small alternator... from a Mitsubishi maybe... as a generator. Do a search. I think the thread was started a long time ago, but there were some posts on it in the last few months.
The Powermaster part number is 82011, JEG's price is $350 black, or $400 polished.

Nice, but ouch!
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Old 02-11-2005, 05:09 PM   #9
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Hello Crew, It's been a year since I have posted. But I have a Question.Who makes a volt Alternator that looks like a Generator. I'd like to change my set-up on "A". Thanks in advance.
The new Superrod has a write up on the Powermaster setup.
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Old 02-11-2005, 06:26 PM   #10
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I was at the Nick Alexander open house Saturday and there was an old fella there who has them for the flathead Fords. His Name is Ed Whitney Phone# 714-527-1432 Polished Aluminum or black. Did not ask the price, sorry…
I called Ed last week. He gets 400.00 for his setup.
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Old 02-11-2005, 06:30 PM   #11
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I called Ed last week. He gets 400.00 for his setup.
Isn't it just easier and cheaper to run the generator. My power steering generator cost $100 to rebuild.
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Old 02-11-2005, 08:15 PM   #12
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The new Superrod has a write up on the Powermaster setup.
EricE here ont he HAMB works for POWERMASTER. The Ford version is out now, soon to be a GM version. Several HAMBers donated old gennies so they could design these things. It is nice to see a large company doing a unique project like this. I also cant wait until Wilson welding produces new Buick drums!

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Old 02-11-2005, 08:19 PM   #13
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Powermaster needs to do a coming out HAMB discount... I want one but its hard to swallow that price....
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Old 02-11-2005, 09:29 PM   #14
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Isn't it just easier and cheaper to run the generator. My power steering generator cost $100 to rebuild.
It is easier and cheaper to run a generator. Thats exactly what I am going to continue to do. For less than $100.00 I can carry a spare with me on the longer trips...
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Old 02-12-2005, 01:05 AM   #15
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I called Ed last week. He gets 400.00 for his setup.
Man, it's a good thing I didn't ask how much that deal was. I was amongst some early Ford glititerati and big time, bux up collectors and might embarassed myself by fainting.
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Old 02-12-2005, 08:31 AM   #16
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I know these have been long awaited by many in affordable form, but I kind of look at them like those Hemi engine covers that go on a 350 chevy. Nothing wrong with a real generator, ran 'em for years.
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Old 02-12-2005, 05:55 PM   #17
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Never wired up a car with a generator and since I have no wiring yet, can someone give me some instructions on what is need and how to wire a generator up. (never wired any alt or generator except fora single wire Alt and I had instructions ) i have a good generator but not sure how to wire and what is needed (regulators ??? etc)
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Old 02-23-2005, 04:31 PM   #18
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Powermaster piece looks nice, I have one here for my Dad.

Check it out at

http://www.powermastermotorsports.com/whats_new.html
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Old 03-02-2005, 12:06 PM   #19
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We are starting to ship these now. and are working on a few other designs as well. The black units are going for around $350 and the polished are $400, cheaper at some of the distributors. These are all new pieces, there is no core needed and they have an output of 75A at peak and 60A at idle.
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Ask EricE if the generators PowerMaster is currently shipping are the quality, machined from billet, products that you see at SEMA or if they are the cheap cast aluminum from China which they have slowly been replacing all their products with... Made in America, hah!
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