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Novel approach to lack of electrical power

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by Steve Payne » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:16 pm

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Seems a novel approach to lack of power
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I was watching Wayne Carini tonight and he was selling a Plymouth superbird.

The car had twin alternators as in the picture above, seem an odd thing to do as these cars had mechanical fans for cooling.

I wonder why they did this? Were the alternators that unreliable?

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by cannonball » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:22 pm

They did not have twin alternators, that's someone,s lash up, they did struggle to keep cool due to a very small front opening to the radiator had a regular mopar radiator, fan shroud and fixed or viscous fan,,
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by Steve Payne » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:25 pm

The car that Wayne Carini was selling to a collector who reckoned it was "100% original ''.

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by Barrie » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:18 am

That’s why they are called alternators Steve. If one fails you have an alternative. :mrgreen:
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