Whats the best,easiest alternator to use for the replacing of the original generator ?
First up, you will need an alternator bracket. Have a look on ebay, you can get an ouriginal, slightly dirty one for $10.00 or pay $50 for a pretty yellow one with plenty in between.
For a stock car with an ordinary souns system a 25 amp would probably do. You can go up to 100 amps for big sound systen / driving lights etc.
Bosch alternators are easy to get. Most of the modern ones have internal regulators which makes them much easier to wire up.
An alternator definately is better than a generator. But if you car is original and you like it original, have you considered getting the generator reconditioned? It might work out cheaper than getting an alternator.
Old is good.
Note some EH's came with an alternator rather than a generator. See Fleet Owner Service Bulletin Number 14 and/or Dealer Service Bulletin H219 of October 1963 "Bosch Diode Rectified Alternating Current Generator" . First page attached as a jpg. To quote its introduction paragraph: "With the introduction of Holden EH models, a heavy duty charging system has been released and is available as a production option. This new charging system incorporates a Bosch alternator model LJ/DJ 1/35A 12V and radio suppressed voltage regulator." My EH has one fitted as my father was still able to buy the original Holden retrofit kit (alternator and brackets) from Youngs WA some 30 years ago. I still have the fitting instructions that came with it somewhere and probably the receipt too. So you can have both an alternator and originality.
See http://www.industria... for suitable Bosch options Page B42 Essentially 55Amp BXH1236A or 85Amp BXU1285A. I think the kit one my Dad bought may have been a slightly updated/improved late 1964 Bosch version. A later model alternator from the original 1963 release but still an original EH OEM retrofit kit of the period. As I recall it looks a little different to the one in the bulletin pics but perhaps they were generic GMC/GMH pics. I will check when I can (recovering from surgery at the moment).
Great resource. Thanks Aussiblue.
Can't beat Bosch.
Oh BTW the kit also came with two battery cable type wires to hook the alternator to the battery etc.
I've never seen or heard of these. You learn something every day.
They would be rarer than EH power steering and clocks. At least I've seen both of them.
As I recall Young's said they had sold a lot to Taxis, Undertakers, Police and the like. Also often fitted with the factory radio due to the better suppression and in WA the need to pull in faint radio signals in remote regional areas. Both as a fitted from new factory option and retro upgrade. People might just always wrongly assume they are not original when they find them fitted.
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