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Original Alternator in 66?

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by CJ5aTim, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Nov 18, 2010
    CJ5aTim

    CJ5aTim 66 Tux

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  2. Nov 18, 2010
    jc588

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    My 66 isn't a tux but it does have 35 amp motorola alternator that looks to be original FWIW.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2010
    Patrick

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    Yes, but you have the V6, which came with an alternator. The F4 came with a generator, as far as I know, for it's entire production run.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2010
    CJ5aTim

    CJ5aTim 66 Tux

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    A Fire Dept originally bought the Tux and outfitted it as a grass rig with a 150 gallon water tank in place of the rear seat. That's why the low miles. I wonder if they requested an alternator or maybe as a dealer option. I will do some digging, maybe someone who was on the dept at the time. Thanks for the replies, this website has the most knowledgeable people as members.
     
  5. Nov 19, 2010
    timgr

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    Not doubting you, but I would check that. I would be surprised if any cars came with generators by 1970-71 (except for the VWs). The enabling technology for the alternator is the semiconductor diode, which were cheap by 1970... an alternator is much more efficient and likely was cheaper to manufacture than a generator (with its segmented armature).
     
  6. Nov 19, 2010
    Patrick

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    I agree. I don't, however, recall there ever being an alternator on an F4. But then, I'm not particularly knowledgeable when it comes to them.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2010
    CJ5aTim

    CJ5aTim 66 Tux

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    You guys ROCK!:D
     
  8. Nov 19, 2010
    unclebill

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    yes they do dont they?
    it is amazing how much these guys know.
     
  9. Nov 19, 2010
    CJ5aTim

    CJ5aTim 66 Tux

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    Unclebill..... don't call your ride "the slug"! I have a 134 F-head and had done 63mph... The wind was with me and the air was moist, otherwise 55 is good... unless the wind is against me, than 45 is more like it.... But otherwise.....uh.. what was i talking about?.......lol! I love the 134. But i too am getting older and no longer wheel hard and i like.. no, LOVE this cool old Tux of mine. It's 4 years younger than me.....All Yall, (is that a word?) Jeepers ROCK!
     
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    unclebill

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    the "ahem" slug and i are the same age.
    according to the govt. nomenclature plate on the dash
    it is a march 1963
    and so am i.:D
     
  11. Nov 19, 2010
    CJ5aTim

    CJ5aTim 66 Tux

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    Outstanding! The same Birth month. Wish i could say the same. The only info i can decode so far, can't be sure yet, need the sequential number off the frame, looks like the birthday for the Tux is maybe around April of 65.
     
  12. Nov 20, 2010
    timgr

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    Just to make things a little less clear :coffee: :?

    I looked up a '70 CJ-5 with a F134 on RockAuto, and they only show the 37A Motorola alternator for the CJ-5 that year, V6 or F4. However, for a '66 F4, they only show generator parts.

    We go to Napa Online, and they show alternators and generators for 1966, with no distinction by engine type.

    These online retailers have a lot of mistakes in their listings for old cars, IME. But I suspect you could get either an alternator or a generator in 1966, and that the generator was gone entirely by 1970. But that's just a guess based on these sources.
     
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  13. Nov 20, 2010
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    FWIW the '67 parts manual lists alternator mounts for both 6s & 4s.
    Interestingly enough you could get 35 (Motorola), 40 or 60 amp (uses different mounts from the 35/40) units for the F4 but only a 35 amp for the 6 (different p/n from the 4 (Delco?)).

    H.
     
  14. Nov 20, 2010
    CJ5aTim

    CJ5aTim 66 Tux

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    Wow, clear as mud! Odds are (by the info you kind Jeepers provided), alternators were available. That's my take anyway... I have only owned 79s, both 5 and 7s, up to this point. Having an early jeep is a little more (hell, a lot more..) research dependant. At this point, i have more questions than answers and I THANK GOD for this website and it's members. As a slightly disabled vet, who at the current moment is still in, until the army medically retires me, I wish to thank you all for your service and devotion to this hobby, obsessive compulsion, disease, whatever you want to call it. God bless you all! Oh and Happy Thanksgiving!
     

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