Does any body know if L.D Becker Antique Auto Electric has a web site or an email address.
Has any one used one of their alternators? They seen to be a lot cheaper than the ones available from other suppliers.
Thanks Andrew (Australia)
Andrew, I don't know if others have had problems with one type of alternator, I just finished, by engine pull down, to retrieve broken roll pin bits that hold the drive gear on, and repair damage done, ie, timing gear etc this is the second time that this alternator has broken the roll pin. On inspection of an Delco alternator from Snyders on another T, that drive gear is screwed on the armature shaft, a much safer idea!
Just installed a Becker alternator yesterday, I believe the gear was screwed on.
Becker's alternator has a gear that screws on, no roll pin to worry about.
Contact numbers are : 1-419-577-2341 , or 1-419-668-5986.
Daryl Becker can explain his alternator workings.
I've had a 6 volt unit on our '26 for 4 years without any problems...... and bright headlights and a battery that's charged correctly.
I've used one of the foreign made 12V alternators with the gear held on by a roll pin (To the best of my recollection) and a fiber timing gear, since the engine was built in the late sixties. Even though I'm not still using the engine, the gear shows no wear and I'm still using the alternator in another engine.
"this is the second time that this alternator has broken the roll pin"
Roll pins should not be used to hold the generator/alternator gear on, it should be a solid pin riveted at both ends as per Ford service manual, paragraph 940
My alternator form the folks in Texas was on the car for 7 years with a roll pin. It just broke the roll pin a couple of weeks ago. This supplier has new gears available that screw on my existing shaft. So for $35 for a screw on gear, I am as good as new again. But really a pin that lasted that long I did not think was all that bad. This car has logged several miles with no problems until now.
I am also running several of the Becker alternators. One had a failure on a few bad wire splices inside the alternator. I was going to a swap meet and Becker had a replacement ready for me at no cost to me.
The price is also very reasonable.
Ken, that was the way it was supplied, you are right though, it's now re-drilled and a solid pin in it.
yes,, screwed on, Is Definitely a More solid connection, and NEVER a Problem !!
It seems to me that Larry Becker's lifetime warranty has been extended. The Becker's make good stuff at a reasonable price. I would not hesitate to buy another from them.