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526 generator dilemna
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Howdy all,

I have a 526 sedan sans generator. Over the years, I have bought what I believed to be correct replacements without tags. I now know that what I bought was wrong..., I have a CD-865 and a CL-896. My parts book calls for a CD-777, but I have seen referenced in other discussions that I should have a CG-678 - but my parts book says that that one (678)is for 2/3/4 series cars.

Since the generator is gear and not belt driven, the shaft length and maybe the bolt pattern are critical......,

Do either of the generators that I have match the length and pattern well enough to work? I'd hate to have these rebuilt and then start over again.

secondly, I've seen CG-678 for sale occasionally, but never a CD-777. Should I buy a 678?? CD-800 (I've never seen one either)?

Mr. Dyneto...., SAVE ME.

Thanks!!!

Posted on: 5/9 14:36:33
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Re: 526 generator dilemna
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I can confirm that the generators from a 1930 740, 1929 633 and 1922 126 all interchange mechanically. The generator parts of each vary considerably but the drive and mounting plates are all the same.

Posted on: 5/9 14:50:32
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Re: 526 generator dilemna
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"my guy" has pointed out that the two that I gave him have different shaft lengths...., I assume that your 740 uses an 865. If that is the case, maybe that one will work?
closer.

Thanks

Posted on: 5/9 14:57:52
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Re: 526 generator dilemna
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The Standard Auto-Electrician's Manual Edition T and other sources I looked at all agree that the CD-800 was original equipment unit. My Hollanders doesn't go back far enough to show interchanges,if no one else comes along with interchange info (and there is a lot of interchange between OD units), why not just call Jason at AER, that vintage Owen Dyneto units are a bit of a specialty of his.

Posted on: 5/9 16:28:06
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Re: 526 generator dilemna
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Ditto on Jason... about the only professional left that thoroughly understands these units.

Posted on: 5/9 17:47:30
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