GM offered several different generators in the 55-2 thru 59 years. They
offered 25, 30, 40 and 50 amp generators and a couple of different versions
in each of them.
58 GMC Suburban Carrier Pickup - V8 Automatic
At 06:36 PM 11/20/99 Saturday -0600, B&A Kettunen wrote:
>>I've been interested in the various reports of experience with generators.
>>Those inclined to keep the generator, assuming it functions adequately,
>>should also keep in mind that there are different kinds of generators.
>>One source I read on 12 volt conversions recommended using a Cadillac
>>generator because they put out higher amps than those used in other GM
>>models. This might resolve some of the concern over charging during in-town
>>In addition, the generator may not be the culprit at all. It may be putting
>>out enough amps to charge the battery, but if the regulator is set too low,
>>the cut-out switch won't allow proper charging.
>>Grant S. email@example.com
>If I'm not mistaken, didn't GM offer a high output generator in at least
>the late 50's? I think the mining company trucks around here had them so
>that they would keep up with the 2 way tube style radios in the winter.
>These trucks idled a lot to keep the heat and lights going. It may have
>been something as simple as a smaller drive pulley so the thing would turn
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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