<VV> Curious Engine and car Stuff

Louis C. Armer, Jr. carmerjr@mindspring.com
Mon, 16 Aug 2004 00:40:39 -0400

Hey Derek, Quite a find you have. We are always glad to see a second generation
Corvair man carrying on the tradition. As to the generator puzzle, maybe 
the Devin
simply came with a generator initially and your Dad saw no need to change 
when he
swapped engines.

Chuck Armer
At 09:25 PM 8/15/04 -0700, you wrote:

big snip

>. The most curious thing about the engine is that it has a stock corvair 
>GENERATOR rather than an alternator which that engine should have (yes the 
>oil filter adaptor casting is correct for a generator) The generator is 
>wrapped in a chrome jacket probably for looks and the fuel pump is chromed 
>on top. The tachometer is mechanical, driven off a cable attached to the 
>crankshaft pulley. There are three lights on the dash. (they are just 
>little dots) a red one for the generator, a yellow one for high beam, and 
>a green one for EITHER turn signal. The front end is almost all 
>volkswagen. the steering box is VW, the fuel tank is 10 gallons from a '55 
>VW van. The ignition switch is VW as well as the ignition keys (they say 
>VW on them). The parking brake is european style (pull up on a handle 
>between the two front seats) among other very interesting things. That 
>generator thing has me a bit puzzled as to why it is like that. Anyway, 
>take a look at devinsportscars.com for more info on the Devin C and give 
>me any insight as to why there is a generator rather than an alternator on it.

Corvair Atlanta, BOD
CORSA Tri-Membership Chairman