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57 Dodge: generator or alternator?

From: Tony in Idaho
Email: acboatman@boisephilharmonic.org
Remote Name: 207.225.37.233
Date: October 14, 2003

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Yesterday the ignition in my 57 Dodge CRL D-500 shorted out, drained the battery and the generator got as hot as a blister. I don't know if it's damaged and in need of replacement, but if I must, should I replace it with another generator or "upgrade" to a more modern alternator? The mechanic suggests an alternator, but since the car is pretty original would I be committing a mortal sin doing so?

 


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