Re: Generator brushes

Posted by JWL On 2011/4/15 11:04:49
If the generator was mine I would disassemble and clean it with a mild solvent like mineral spirits. Then take the armature and commutator end housing to an auto electric shop and have them resurface and undercut the commutator and install a new bushing in the end housing. While there, I'd buy a set of new brushes and a drive-end bearing. Then take all the parts home and reassemble it. If this kind of work is beyond your experience level, then have the shop do all the work. A good working generator is important to driving these old Packards and the cost for overhauling one is relatively inexpensive, especially for the peace of mind it brings. Here are two photos of the generator from my '47 Custom Clipper. Good luck.


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