Appreciate specific help. I know how to Google. Be there a single 1940-47 Packard 356-ci inline eight soul amongst the here gathered who already HAS such an alternator mounted on their 356, who can supply/refer me with/to the ready-to-mount brackets?
Purists, spare me. I've long since made my authenticity bones and have no interest in altering my car, just a 6-volt positive-ground alternator IF there's already one at reasonable cost that comes with the correct Super-8 356 pulley and brackets. Am not interesed in a project having other interests and a life outside the garage. Been fooling with these cars 39 years and haven't time nor patience for any "....you getcha a..."
Seem to recall seeing such for sale a decade ago in Hemmings, somewhere.
My correct AutoLite generator works fine, but as i've already pared nearly 100 lbs. from my '47 Super Clipper, wouldn't mind getting rid of another 30 or so, especially from the front end, as these cars even in the best shape naturally plow a bit, if still better road cars than upper echelon GMobiles. An old retired mechanic told me many six-volt taxis used alternators back in the '50s, and that he had a '60 GMC tow truck with a 6-volt alternator back in the day, so that'll have to serve as enough PC; Packard Correctness for me.
So, anyone have one, know of a source? Again, i don't want to fuss with making my own brackets and fooling with pulley.
A friend has a positive-ground, 6-volt alternator in one of his Cords, but it's
a good idea on those cars simply as low voltage hampers the electro-mechanical Bendix pre-select transmission at idle, this being a four-speed version of the touchy Bendix "Electric Hand" first seen in '35 Hudsons.
Thanks for any help, insight. Again, I want something bolt in, simple, E-Z, ready to go. In addition to the generator in my car, which i want to keep, i have two good, complete 356 AutoLite generators with pulleys for trade, etc. for the above offered as cores.
If you've already done this and have detailed, precise drawings, measurements of the brackets as well as know who can supply such a positive-ground, 6-volt alternator with the correct pulley, perhaps i have a part or info you require.