Join Date: May 2015
Location: Southern Illinois
Generator vs. Alternator
Hey guys, I'm back after a 1 1/2 year hiatus. Work got in the way and I've not been able to work on my 64 Galaxie 500 til this week.
She still has the original generator. I'm looking to replace it, if only temprarily. I've pretty much given up on the full restoration idea. Not enough time, money, or skill for that. My question is this.
What is the difference between an alternator and a generator, and which should I get as a replacement.
I also ordered a new set of belts from napa, the power steering was the correct size, but my fan/gen belt was way too big. Napa says that's the stock size. He then asked if it had AC, I said no, and he said it could be that some had that option. Is that correct?
'64 Ford Galaxie 500 Fastback 289 Windsor V8