[T3] Alternators vs. Generators

Robert Rogers rcrogers1 at peoplepc.com
Sun Apr 29 08:06:22 PDT 2012

My original worked correctly until the dial indicator broke off.  I replaced it with a small plastic piece, but the speedometer indicates much "too fast" 
at speeds above 50mph. 

-----Original Message-----
>From: Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org>
>Sent: Apr 29, 2012 12:31 AM
>To: type3 at vwtype3.org
>Subject: Re: [T3] Alternators vs. Generators
>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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