Here is my dillema. My bus lives in a used transit yard, there are lots of 6V-92s in there and I can get an alternator of one of them for cheap to next to nothing. At first blush it seems like the gear drive part of the alts are not set up the same way as mine
this pic is on an angle but basically the gear (that inserts into the driven fiber plate(?)on the engine) is in the center of the housing. The alts I saw that had been pulled had the gear offset quite a bit and I'm pretty sure the housing was different.
So here's my question, am I being thick? Is the gear drive portion just bolted on to the end of the generator/alternator?
Can I swap them out?
I know the answer to the 1st question depends on the day/week/month/year. But how about the possible change ins.
I have sourced a gear drive/ pulley set up locally so that is a possibility, but I also like the idea(price/power) of a gear driven alt. I don't like the idea of only being able to fit some weird old alt from the 60s as those are the kind of "modifications" I usually avoid. When I look at my old generator it seems like the gear is just bolted to the shaft of the generator and on the alts I saw the gear was offset (maybe there is a reduction gear in the housing?) plus the housing had a different bolt pattern/diameter.
Thanks as always for your input, Patrick.