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30`s gear driven generator & distributor.... Auto lite make.... likely a marine use


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I believe this is a gear driven generator  from the late teens or early 20`s.  not sure what it fits

if you know different let me know.

The one tag that is on the distributor I am unable to read... have a look at the pics....

2074807910_buickdist4.jpg.38f6f28cb67335bfb0df442c85ac4d79.jpg there are no tags on the generator

It seems complete and turns freely

It is priced at $125.00 US funds plus postage

Not postage is apt to be near $60,00

If you have questions or need other specific pictures let me know

 

Have a look at my other posts for more interesting items

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For sure not Buick. Buick used Delco and Delco-Remy equipment. This is an Auto-Lite unit. Appears to be a GAE- type generator. Probably not used on a passenger car. Try to identify the distributor number on the tag e.g. IGC-4001.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Peter R. said:

For sure not Buick. Buick used Delco and Delco-Remy equipment. This is an Auto-Lite unit. Appears to be a GAE- type generator. Probably not used on a passenger car. Try to identify the distributor number on the tag e.g. IGC-4001.

 

 

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Thanks for the input

 

Don

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The distributor number may be     IGC- 4044  The 3rd number is likely a 4 and the forth number could be anything or nothing but 4 is my best guess let me know if that helps

On 3/8/2022 at 7:17 AM, Peter R. said:

For sure not Buick. Buick used Delco and Delco-Remy equipment. This is an Auto-Lite unit. Appears to be a GAE- type generator. Probably not used on a passenger car. Try to identify the distributor number on the tag e.g. IGC-4001.

 

 

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Don,

 

The 3rd number being a 4 makes sense but I didn't find a IGC-4044 distributor in the books (probably not existing).

 

6 cyl. IGC-404x type distributors that I found are:

IGC-4040A

IGC-4040B

IGC-4040C

IGC-4041

IGC-4045A

IGC-4045B

 

The generator in question is a GAE-type tach drive generator. As far as I can tell there are the following distributor- GAE tach drive generator combinations with the above distributors:

IGC-4040A - GAE-4011

IGC-4040A - GAE-4013

IGC-4040B - GAE-4020

IGC-4040B - GAE-4021

IGC-4040C - GAE-4044

 

So I assume your distributor is a IGC-4040A, IGC-4040B or IGC-4040C. If I'm right, your ignition-generator came off a marine application (tach drive). The generator was used in the 30's and runs at 12 volts.

 

Applications are as follows:

 

IGC-4040A - GAE-4011

->  1933 Universal Lighting Plant Model Six-10

->  1930-35 Universal Marine Models 6/77 and 6/88 (L.H. Rotation)

 

IGC-4040A - GAE-4013

->  1930-35 Universal Marine Models 6/77 and 6/88 (R.H. Rotation)

 

IGC-4040B - GAE-4020

->  1932-36 Universal Marine Model CS (L.H. Rotation)

->  1934-36 Universal Marine Models CSH and CSR (L.H. Rotation)

->  1937-39 Universal Marine Models HCS and HCSR (L.H. Rotation)

 

IGC-4040B - GAE-4021

->  1932-36 Universal Marine Model CS (R.H. Rotation)

->  1934-36 Universal Marine Models CSH and CSR (R.H. Rotation)

 

IGC-4040C - GAE-4044

->  1937-39 Universal Marine Models HCS and HCSR (R.H. Rotation)

 

When a boat used two engines one engine rotated cw and the other ccw.

The generator ID-tag was probably located on the cover band, which seems to be missing.

When you can find out the direction of rotation of your generator we can further narrow things down (apply 12 volts to the generator to see which way it rotates or check the direction of rotation of the distributor - cam spring back cw or ccw).

 

Hope this helps

Peter

 

 

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3 hours ago, Peter R. said:

Don,

 

The 3rd number being a 4 makes sense but I didn't find a IGC-4044 distributor in the books (probably not existing).

 

6 cyl. IGC-404x type distributors that I found are:

IGC-4040A

IGC-4040B

IGC-4040C

IGC-4041

IGC-4045A

IGC-4045B

 

The generator in question is a GAE-type tach drive generator. As far as I can tell there are the following distributor- GAE tach drive generator combinations with the above distributors:

IGC-4040A - GAE-4011

IGC-4040A - GAE-4013

IGC-4040B - GAE-4020

IGC-4040B - GAE-4021

IGC-4040C - GAE-4044

 

So I assume your distributor is a IGC-4040A, IGC-4040B or IGC-4040C. If I'm right, your ignition-generator came off a marine application (tach drive). The generator was used in the 30's and runs at 12 volts.

 

Applications are as follows:

 

IGC-4040A - GAE-4011

->  1933 Universal Lighting Plant Model Six-10

->  1930-35 Universal Marine Models 6/77 and 6/88 (L.H. Rotation)

 

IGC-4040A - GAE-4013

->  1930-35 Universal Marine Models 6/77 and 6/88 (R.H. Rotation)

 

IGC-4040B - GAE-4020

->  1932-36 Universal Marine Model CS (L.H. Rotation)

->  1934-36 Universal Marine Models CSH and CSR (L.H. Rotation)

->  1937-39 Universal Marine Models HCS and HCSR (L.H. Rotation)

 

IGC-4040B - GAE-4021

->  1932-36 Universal Marine Model CS (R.H. Rotation)

->  1934-36 Universal Marine Models CSH and CSR (R.H. Rotation)

 

IGC-4040C - GAE-4044

->  1937-39 Universal Marine Models HCS and HCSR (R.H. Rotation)

 

When a boat used two engines one engine rotated cw and the other ccw.

The generator ID-tag was probably located on the cover band, which seems to be missing.

When you can find out the direction of rotation of your generator we can further narrow things down (apply 12 volts to the generator to see which way it rotates or check the direction of rotation of the distributor - cam spring back cw or ccw).

 

Hope this helps

Peter

 

 

Thanks Peter 

That is great infomation..... not what I was hoping to hear but it is always good to have the proper information.

Much appreciated

 

Don

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I don‘t have much info on the distributors but they are all (A, B and C) rotating ccw when viewed from top. They just seem to use different drive gears so they rotate ccw regardless if the generator is rotating cw or ccw.

 

 

 

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