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Two wire Pre-unit alternator #355691
01/30/11 9:41 pm
01/30/11 9:41 pm
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Jim Hultman Offline OP
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Just curious about the alternator on my '61 Bonneville. The setup doesn't look like what's in the parts book....

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And the alternator only has two wires, white/green and yellow/green.

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Those of you familiar with these set ups, does this look right?

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Re: Two wire Pre-unit alternator [Re: Jim Hultman] #355693
01/30/11 9:48 pm
01/30/11 9:48 pm
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That's a much later (and much better) encapsulated alternator. Should be wired as later 12V Triumphs, with a Zener diode or electronic regulator.


Amateur Loctite enthusiast.
Re: Two wire Pre-unit alternator [Re: Jim Hultman] #355697
01/30/11 10:09 pm
01/30/11 10:09 pm
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Jim Hultman Offline OP
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Thanks! Looks like a fairly nice adaptor plate and, as you say, a later alternator stator. Must have been a period "improvement". I'm fine with that.

Rotor clearance is very large, but I suppose I'll just have to wait until I get it running to see if it produces anything.

Re: Two wire Pre-unit alternator [Re: Jim Hultman] #355708
01/30/11 10:47 pm
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Jim,

I did the same conversion to my '57 6T. Pretty straight forward operation and that is the stock adapter ring.


Jon W.


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