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283 SBC generator question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by model-a-fan, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. model-a-fan
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    I want to run a generator on my 283 SBC. I was curious what I need in the way of electronics as compared to a regular alt. Does anyone have a pic of the factory location? (The engine was bare when I bought it.)
     
  2. a generator needs a voltage regulator. chevy usually mounted them on the inner fender panel...you can mount it anywhere you want as long as it's wired properly . the wiring is real simple
     
  3. model-a-fan
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    Cool. What brackets to I need to source fo the install? I don't have any pic.s for reference.
     
  4. qzjrd5
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    This is where they mounted the generators on passenger cars - off the LH exhaust manifold. On Corvettes, they were mounted similarly, off the RH manifold, and the coolant surge tank was mounted on the LH side.

    Good luck.

    Mike

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  5. chevy usually used a ram horn like this on the driver's side with a simple bracket from those two holes on the top left side.....you can do anything your imagination will allow for mounting the generator
     

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  6. model-a-fan
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    Thanks! Not sure if I'm gonna run stock manifolds but that puts me in the ballpark. I appreciate your time digging those up.
     
  7. the pic of the ram horn i posted is the one being used on the motor gzjrd5 posted

    BTW , that is a great looking motor..what's the story? what is it going in?
     
  8. 1oldtimer
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    chevys are the best for brackets, there's like 2 styles early and late.
     
  9. Boones
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    to add to this post, what is the proper way to wire a generator. there is two or three studs or screws. what wire so where?
     
  10. qzjrd5
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    Thanks! The motor resides in my roadster. Its a pretty stock build, but with a '39 trans and a banjo, you probably don't need anything more.

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    Regarding the wiring. There are "A" and "F" posts on the generator that goes to "A" and "F" posts on the voltage regulator respectively. Plus a ground wire. I ran an GM voltage regulator of about the same vintage with my generator. Used an old GM wiring diagram to wire the engine.

    Mike
     
  11. model-a-fan
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    Where did you source the voltage regulator?
     
  12. qzjrd5
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    from Troy, MI

    What do you mean by "source"? Do you mean where did I get it? Or how does the power get to it?

    I got mine from my dad - but a swap meet would work too!

    Here is a copy of my wiring diagram. Not sure if you'll be able to read it very well on here....

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