[Mgs] gen to alt

Bob Donahue bobmgtd at comcast.net
Sun Oct 28 13:29:43 MDT 2012

I agree. Alternators have reliable solid state regulators built in. Relay 
type regulators, that generators use, are the weakest link in the charging 
system, IMHO.

Bob Donahue (Still Stuck in the '50s)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barney Gaylord" <barneymg at mgaguru.com>
To: "Tom Gunderson" <thgun at comporium.net>; "Mga List" <Mgs at autox.team.net>
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2012 11:04 AM
Subject: Re: [Mgs] gen to alt

> Generator is often cheap and easy to repair, commonly only needs brushes. 
> However, if the generator is melted inside due to a failed control box, 
> that would be a good time to consider the alternator conversion.  In 
> recent years replacement control boxes have been notoriously unreliable. 
> When a regulator relay fails, the bad $40 control box takes out a good 
> $100 generaor along with it.
> Barney Gaylord
> 1958 MGA with an attitude
> http://MGAguru.com
> At 07:19 AM 10/27/2012 -0400, Tom Gunderson wrote:
>>If I find that my generator is not working should I go to an alternator?
>>1957 MGA 1500
> _______________________________________________

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