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Alternator conversion 3 years 1 month ago #179

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I have a 1962 Volvo PV544 with a B18 engine. My generator does not "gen". Instead of rebuilding the generator, I thought it would be a good time to convert to an alternator. I think this is a fairly simple thing to do except that the mount might be an issue. Anybody got advice on which alternator to use? Surely this have been done many times by Volvo lovers like me. All help is appreciated.
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Re: Alternator conversion 3 years 1 month ago #180

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boouuks wrote:
I have a 1962 Volvo PV544 with a B18 engine. My generator does not "gen". Instead of rebuilding the generator, I thought it would be a good time to convert to an alternator. I think this is a fairly simple thing to do except that the mount might be an issue. Anybody got advice on which alternator to use? Surely this have been done many times by Volvo lovers like me. All help is appreciated.
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Is your PV 12v from the factory?

Lotsa options for converting to an alternator.

Me? I always just fixed the generator which was good for another five+ years.

Exact-fit brackets are available for the conversion as are bolt-up alternator kits that come with the correct pulley and offset.

Any welder worth his/her salt can fab up brackets and modify the existing generator mount to accomodate the alternator of your choice.

Below are a brazzilion links on the subject plus tons of other stuff applicable to your B18 and drivetrain.

George Dill

www.vclassics.com/archive/delco.htm

www.vclassics.com/archive/index.html

www.vclassics.com/contents.htm

www.sw-em.com/

www.sw-em.com/swemkitspix.htm#alternator upgrade kit

www.sw-em.com/swemkits.htm

www.sw-em.com/techarticles.htm

www.sw-em.com/

volvo1800pictures.com/sweden/Volvo_1800_dokumentation_main_page_en.php

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