[T3] Alternators vs. Generators

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Sat Apr 28 22:31:47 PDT 2012

On 28 Apr 2012 at 0:00, Robert Rogers wrote:

> I simply smile when I read the various opinions about generators vs.
> alternators.  I suspect it makes little difference which type is used
> as long as it correctly maintains the battery charge during normal
> vehicle usage. I have a generator on my ´67 Fastback and an alternator
> on my ´73 Type 1.  Both work equally well. 

Yes, I agree completely.

> Jim, do you have a speedometer that will fit my ´67 Fastback?  If so
> please let me know.  I would be happy to purchase it at the Invasion. 

That would be a grey face w/o trip odo. I'm sure I have several, 
since they were used up thru '70. What's wrong with yours? You might 
be happiest with your own, but just fixed. I can probably fix it, but 
I never see problems with the non trip odo versions.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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