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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    Genernator

    You've heard of a Generator and You've heard of an Alternator, but have you heard of a "GENERNATOR"
    I purchased one from BUGEYE GUY and it is the answer to all my problems.
    The Tach Drive Generators I have used in my Bugeye have never been very reliable and have broken down at the most inopportune moments.
    Many people told me to just switch to an Alternator and I would not have that problem any more, but I was reluctant to do that because none of the recommended Alternators came with a Tach Drive to drive my Tachometer.
    Well that all changed yesterday when I bought the GENERNATOR.
    It is an Alternator inside what looks like a stock generator case and has a tach drive. It puts out 45 amps VS 22 amps and also comes with a Dummy Regulator with a fuse to protect the wiring.
    It is easy to install and I can't wait to get it delivered. I also think it is reasonably priced.
    I don't know of any other dealer that has this set up.

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    Re: Genernator

    I looked at that, but since it said nothing about it having the capability of driving the mechanical tach drive i passed on it.

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    Re: Genernator

    It says tach drive in the title.

    Bottom line, there are a multitude of vendors that sell these. David's price is comparable to most others.
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    Re: Genernator

    I have one on my Bugeye. Good luck with threading the tach drive on! I had a lot of problems.
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    Re: Genernator

    If the threads are not well formed on the tach drive, consider buying a couple of thread files. They are very handy for cleaning up slightly damaged or poorly formed male threads. I have a couple of the files which cover most common inch thread pitches.
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    Re: Genernator

    Have fitted them before. Work great on cars that have electric fans.
    You should have told me you were looking at them instead of telling me what I have is not correct for your car!
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    Re: Genernator

    I never said it was not correct for my car. I said the one you offered me was not what I was looking for.
    I started looking for something else after I looked at the pictures you sent me

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    Re: Genernator

    I gave up after exploding several tach drive boxes at 100 plus a piece
    so poorly made turning them by hand they nearly skip a tooth.
    i hand one that lasted not even an hour of operation.
    so.. if you have an original you have a piece of unobtainium
    then get the genornator
    I had to go the RVI conversion it lasted a year ... later installed Spida electronic kit never looked back.
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    Re: Genernator

    I will keep my 1960 tach drive generator in the box for later builds.
    Cheers,
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