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Aussie: Powergen to 8ba

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rok 51, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Rok 51
    Joined: Mar 20, 2011
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    Got my powergen today. It is to suit my 8ba. I am running twin 94 Carbs.
    I haven't fitted it yet, but it looks a tight fit. Has anyone got any info they can help me with. I have read in the past about grinding a small amount of the front carb, but it still looks if it is a tight fit. Could I solve it by raising the mount and getting a longer belt. I don't want to run a side mount bracket.
    Thanks in advance.
    Rok.
     
  2. This is mine fitted to 8BA but I am running 97s fits ok no issues.
     

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  3. How much space do you have between the front of the motor and the radiator core? Could you place 1/2 spacers on each pully and compensate with the bracket to the generator to buy half an inch?

    Doc.
     
  4. Tommy's Cycle
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    Powergen makes two lengths, you'll need the short one
     

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  5. Rok 51
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    Thanks guys, It looks like I might only need about 1/2 in. to make it fit, but cannot move pulleys forward because the crank pulley is close to the front crossmember.
    Rok.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2012
  6. Rocky can you space the carbs up so that the powergen sits under them.

    I think Corey has Carb spacers to do this.
     
  7. HOTFR8
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    I was just about to post the same thing suggesting Flatoz.
     
  8. Kiwi 4d
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    Didn't know that one either. We did prune a little off the rear of our housing , probably half the amount between the rear and the vent slots. With the end plate fitted you don't notice.
     
  9. junk yard kid
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    I just put mine on last night. Its pretty close to my 97's but it fits. I did find that the mount didnt fit to the manifold very well and may be a little cockeyed.
     
  10. CAL
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    If I remember correctly, you can shorten case.
     
  11. Rok 51
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    Thanks for all the info. I will try a few of the options.
    I think if I contact Flatoz and see about the spacers first.
    Then possibly see about shortening the case.
    This is what I have.
    The alternator, on the car, is 6ins long from the centre of the pulley to the thread holding the main wire. The original Gen and the Powergen are 8 1/2'' long. The orig Gen is 4 1/2'' in DIA. and powergen is 5'' in DIA.

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    Original generator on stock manifold.
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    Final option might be this setup.

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    I am only putting this up out of interest and hope it might help a few others on here.
    (And yeah I know I should have ordered the short one.:))

    Rok.
     
  12. Rok 51
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    Finally got it done a bit over a week ago. Still runs fine with spacers under the carbs.

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  13. Well done Rocky looks great.


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  14. sololobo
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    Bad ass flattie! Powergens rule! Looks and great performance all in one. ~sololobo~
     
  15. Rok 51
    Joined: Mar 20, 2011
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    Thanks Guys. It was a fairly easy change-over when I got all the parts together.

    My electrician suggested I put a fuse in the main power line. Which I done.

    Rocky.
     

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