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Re: Another Indian for RF?

Red Fred
 

Looks a little too powerful for me!  Actually, despite some clever marketing schemes, the only Indians we recognize are the Springfield, Mass built units from 1901 to 1953.   But it is a long, twisted & contorted journey to follow the name, and the products; all the way up to now!    

Very interesting, 

Thanks, RF.


On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 11:25 AM David Russel <djrussel@...> wrote:
Fred,

Does this one fit in your collection?


No worry about speeding tickets with this one.

David


Another Indian for RF?

David Russel
 

Fred,

Does this one fit in your collection?


No worry about speeding tickets with this one.

David


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Ken Nelson
 

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Re: SF area motor/gen shop

Geoff Kirkpatrick
 

I've also used Riteway. They rebuilt the wiper motor for my '67 Imperial Mobile Director a couple of years ago.


Re: SF area motor/gen shop

Ken Nelson
 

Absolutely right 600miles - just rehabbed the starter for a friend's '39 Traction Avant - starter's are really just rearranged generators, and you can "motor" a generator if you know what you're doing.  The '39 starter was just dirty with grease so thick it kept the brushes from moving in their brackets and the springs couldn't move them well enough to maintain contact with the commutator.  A good cleaning, including cleaning out the grease in the insulator grooves between comm segments, then polishing the commutator with fine grit scotchbrite wheel and relubing bearings made it like new.  Same treatment works for gens also, so if you learn how to do one or the other, the rest are the same - pretty straightforward.  I can pass on a trick for reinstallng the brushes if anyone is interested - email me offline - 

Alternators also are easy to rebuild with parts off Fleabay, from brushes to diodes to bearings - easy DIY if you just TRY, and learn from that.  For all my cars, I throw out the early alts and replace with bulletproof Delco CS130s from PNP - dirt cheap, and many different case variations with same guts - just find one whose mounting points are close enough so all you have to do is make a simple bracket adapter out of angle iron or strap iron.

Ken



On Fri, May 28, 2021 at 7:57 AM 600miles <z600miles@...> wrote:
Easy to fix generators on your own, probably just brushes. I rebuilt my wife's Packard gen & starter  as well as my Powell starter.

When I had my 48 Chief back in 1981, we had a vw regulator on it, thats what Bill at Antique and Modern told me to use. 
Miles
 


Re: SF area motor/gen shop

Dick Tuttle
 

AutoElectrics was a good shop but is long gone now.

Dick Tuttle


-----Original Message-----
From: Dale <daleice@...>
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 28, 2021 8:03 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] SF area motor/gen shop

Is AutoElectrics in Campbell gone? Used to be my go to place…
Dale





Re: SF area motor/gen shop

Lou
 

   
   
   
Alternators Unlimited in Berkeley does not work on 6 volt units.   
    Lou   
   
   
   
   

On 5/28/2021 7:01 AM, Matthew Danning via groups.io wrote:
I have had good luck with Alternators Unlimited in Berkeley/Albany.  Have not been there since covid, though.

Kind Regards
   
   
   
   


Re: SF area motor/gen shop

Dale
 

Is AutoElectrics in Campbell gone? Used to be my go to place…
Dale


Re: SF area motor/gen shop

600miles
 

Easy to fix generators on your own, probably just brushes. I rebuilt my wife's Packard gen & starter  as well as my Powell starter.

When I had my 48 Chief back in 1981, we had a vw regulator on it, thats what Bill at Antique and Modern told me to use. 
Miles
 


Re: SF area motor/gen shop

Matthew Danning <mdanning@...>
 

I have had good luck with Alternators Unlimited in Berkeley/Albany.  Have not been there since covid, though.

Kind Regards


Re: SF area motor/gen shop

Gerard Chateauvieux
 

In San Francisco, the best place I know is Riteway. Around 6th and Harrison area. They do great work. I recall the owner’s name is Jeff.

Gerard 


On May 27, 2021, at 9:40 AM, Matthew Spielberg <mspielberg@...> wrote:

Luck, not lick.

On 5/27/2021 9:14 AM, Dick Tuttle via groups.io wrote:
I have seen San Jose Diesel Electric on King's Row do good work on old stuff.  They'll work with you.

Dick Tuttle


-----Original Message-----
From: steve ferrari via groups.io <stanislaus_steve@...>
To: arcaneautos@groups.io <arcaneautos@groups.io>; ArcaneAutos@groups.io <ArcaneAutos@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 27, 2021 9:07 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] SF area motor/gen shop

     I used San Jose Generator and Starter to rebuild the unit in my 1959 GMC.   I think it's a 1 man shop.....     Later I brought him the alternator in my 71 Fiat, he bench tested it and told me it was fine and to check the connections in the car.  Didn't charge me a dime.   I'd go back to him.  They actually "repair" stuff instead of trying to sell you on a new part. 

-Steve





On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 7:39:40 AM PDT, Red Fred <redfred47@...> wrote:


It seems that the Autolite generator on my '53 Indian Police Chief has gone Kaput.   Can anyone recommend a shop in the SF Bay Area that would tackle such jobs?

Thanks, RF.
-- 
Matthew M Spielberg
21855 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 886-5751
(209) 586-0250


Re: SF area motor/gen shop

Matthew Spielberg
 

Luck, not lick.

On 5/27/2021 9:14 AM, Dick Tuttle via groups.io wrote:
I have seen San Jose Diesel Electric on King's Row do good work on old stuff.  They'll work with you.

Dick Tuttle


-----Original Message-----
From: steve ferrari via groups.io <stanislaus_steve@...>
To: arcaneautos@groups.io <arcaneautos@groups.io>; ArcaneAutos@groups.io <ArcaneAutos@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 27, 2021 9:07 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] SF area motor/gen shop

     I used San Jose Generator and Starter to rebuild the unit in my 1959 GMC.   I think it's a 1 man shop.....     Later I brought him the alternator in my 71 Fiat, he bench tested it and told me it was fine and to check the connections in the car.  Didn't charge me a dime.   I'd go back to him.  They actually "repair" stuff instead of trying to sell you on a new part. 

-Steve





On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 7:39:40 AM PDT, Red Fred <redfred47@...> wrote:


It seems that the Autolite generator on my '53 Indian Police Chief has gone Kaput.   Can anyone recommend a shop in the SF Bay Area that would tackle such jobs?

Thanks, RF.
-- 
Matthew M Spielberg
21855 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 886-5751
(209) 586-0250


Re: SF area motor/gen shop

Matthew Spielberg
 

I have had great lick with ASP in Hayward. Has done several starters and generators for the Toyotas, and generator for the Fiat 500.

Quick and not expensive.

On 5/27/2021 9:14 AM, Dick Tuttle via groups.io wrote:
I have seen San Jose Diesel Electric on King's Row do good work on old stuff.  They'll work with you.

Dick Tuttle


-----Original Message-----
From: steve ferrari via groups.io <stanislaus_steve@...>
To: arcaneautos@groups.io <arcaneautos@groups.io>; ArcaneAutos@groups.io <ArcaneAutos@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 27, 2021 9:07 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] SF area motor/gen shop

     I used San Jose Generator and Starter to rebuild the unit in my 1959 GMC.   I think it's a 1 man shop.....     Later I brought him the alternator in my 71 Fiat, he bench tested it and told me it was fine and to check the connections in the car.  Didn't charge me a dime.   I'd go back to him.  They actually "repair" stuff instead of trying to sell you on a new part. 

-Steve





On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 7:39:40 AM PDT, Red Fred <redfred47@...> wrote:


It seems that the Autolite generator on my '53 Indian Police Chief has gone Kaput.   Can anyone recommend a shop in the SF Bay Area that would tackle such jobs?

Thanks, RF.
-- 
Matthew M Spielberg
21855 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 886-5751
(209) 586-0250


Re: SF area motor/gen shop

Dick Tuttle
 

I have seen San Jose Diesel Electric on King's Row do good work on old stuff.  They'll work with you.

Dick Tuttle


-----Original Message-----
From: steve ferrari via groups.io <stanislaus_steve@...>
To: arcaneautos@groups.io <arcaneautos@groups.io>; ArcaneAutos@groups.io <ArcaneAutos@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 27, 2021 9:07 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] SF area motor/gen shop

     I used San Jose Generator and Starter to rebuild the unit in my 1959 GMC.   I think it's a 1 man shop.....     Later I brought him the alternator in my 71 Fiat, he bench tested it and told me it was fine and to check the connections in the car.  Didn't charge me a dime.   I'd go back to him.  They actually "repair" stuff instead of trying to sell you on a new part. 

-Steve





On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 7:39:40 AM PDT, Red Fred <redfred47@...> wrote:


It seems that the Autolite generator on my '53 Indian Police Chief has gone Kaput.   Can anyone recommend a shop in the SF Bay Area that would tackle such jobs?

Thanks, RF.


Re: SF area motor/gen shop

steve ferrari
 

     I used San Jose Generator and Starter to rebuild the unit in my 1959 GMC.   I think it's a 1 man shop.....     Later I brought him the alternator in my 71 Fiat, he bench tested it and told me it was fine and to check the connections in the car.  Didn't charge me a dime.   I'd go back to him.  They actually "repair" stuff instead of trying to sell you on a new part. 

-Steve





On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 7:39:40 AM PDT, Red Fred <redfred47@...> wrote:


It seems that the Autolite generator on my '53 Indian Police Chief has gone Kaput.   Can anyone recommend a shop in the SF Bay Area that would tackle such jobs?

Thanks, RF.


Re: SF area motor/gen shop

Ken Nelson
 

I've used San Jose alternator/starter shop off Monterey on S. edge of SJ before with good luck.  

San Jose Generator & Starter



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Hope they can help you Fred.  Do you have it out of the bike?  Are you sure it's the gen vs a voltage regulator?

Ken
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On Thu, May 27, 2021 at 10:39 AM Red Fred <redfred47@...> wrote:
It seems that the Autolite generator on my '53 Indian Police Chief has gone Kaput.   Can anyone recommend a shop in the SF Bay Area that would tackle such jobs?

Thanks, RF.


SF area motor/gen shop

Red Fred
 

It seems that the Autolite generator on my '53 Indian Police Chief has gone Kaput.   Can anyone recommend a shop in the SF Bay Area that would tackle such jobs?

Thanks, RF.


Re: Time for more peanut butter......

Red Fred
 

'fraid I couldn't open this


Time for more peanut butter......

Ken Nelson
 

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