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generator overhaul

Postby rhowes » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:01 am

I was wondering if I can take a 6volt generator and make it a 12volt. I read somewhere that it can b done just wondering if its worth it or should I just look for a 12volt generator or maybe an alternator. Would really like to keep it looking as stock as possible.
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Re: generator overhaul

Postby randallc » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:09 am

Better minds than mind would have to answer that question. I don't know if that can be done. You can convert the cub to a 12 volt system by using an alternator. Lot of information on this site for that and folks say it is cheaper than replacing the 6 volt system.
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Re: generator overhaul

Postby inairam » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:27 am

I have not read here where people here have converted from 6 volt generator to 12 volt generator. The conversions I have read converted to an alternator.

One half measure is you can do for more electrical power and to keep is as close to stock as possible is to use a 6 volt positive ground alternator https://brillman.com/product/balt007-6- ... ve-ground/ keep it 6 volts and loose the generator and regulator. You go from 12-15 amps to 40 amps at 6 volts and do not have to change the coil or the lights.

I always ask why do you want to make the conversion? Unless you are adding a large electrical load to the Cub a 6 volt system is fine. If it is ease of starting you are after spend your money and time on a thorough tune up and proper timing.
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Re: generator overhaul

Postby Gary Dotson » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:30 am

I know of others who have had them converted but it's probably more cost effective to find a 12 volt generator. As mentioned, it will be cheaper to install an alternator.

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Re: generator overhaul

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:12 pm

A professional generator/starter shop can do it (requires changing field and armature), but it is much cheaper to go the alternator route.
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Re: generator overhaul

Postby rhowes » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:11 am

Thanks all: I am trying to put a hydraulic pump on the cub and thought if it was 12 volt I could use a 12 volt pump system. If I could put on an original hydraulic system it would solve all my problems but it might b hard to find a complete system.
Thanks
Richard

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Re: generator overhaul

Postby Eugene » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:29 am

Place a want ad in "The Vine". Folks are parting out Cubs. A complete hydraulic system should be available.
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Re: generator overhaul

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:23 pm

rhowes wrote:Thanks all: I am trying to put a hydraulic pump on the cub and thought if it was 12 volt I could use a 12 volt pump system. If I could put on an original hydraulic system it would solve all my problems but it might b hard to find a complete system. Thanks Richard

I noticed an earlier post that said your CUB was purchased new around 1961. It's unusual for one to not have hydraulics after 1948 or so. Anyway, Tim (tst) answered your add for a complete system. IMHO he is a knowledgable person to get to know about parts and CUBs in general and is not too far from you. I believe you will be pleased in dealing with him.

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Re: generator overhaul

Postby rhowes » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:57 am

Thanks for that it turns out the cub is a 1963 according to the operators manual I got from my brother and the serial number is 221742. Says in the book it was purchased April 30 th 1963. My father didn't have much then he was raising kids trying to make ends meet so the extra cost would have prohibited the hydraulics expense
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Richard


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