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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the early Kubels (hand cranked) have magneto ignition?

Generator or alternator, you gotta have some sort of power to get things sparking.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MRJEL wrote:
Did the early Kubels (hand cranked) have magneto ignition?

Generator or alternator, you gotta have some sort of power to get things sparking.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A magneto is what is required to fire a engine without a battery. It has permanent magnets the will generate enough power to fire and ignition and bring a engine to life.

Just like your push hand crank start lawn mower. No battery, just a magneto.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Re: Generator or Alternator? Reply with quote

So My 74 Thing is relatively new to me, and Iím learning about VWs fast, put in new Thing correct front end and exhaust and other minor stuff so far...

Looks like Iíve got some oil leaking from under the generator stand, to replace those gaskets and deflector, I assume the generator will have to be removed, which from what Iím reading requires removing the engine or dropping it at least to get the shroud off. Has anyone found another way to change the gaskets and deflector without dropping the engine?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Generator or Alternator? Reply with quote

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uberautowerks wrote:
Let me give you all a tip that makes getting a generator or alternator out of our VW's, Things and beetles, heck even busses.

Use a 36mm socket and a longish breaker bar to remove the nut holding the fan to the generator. You know the one around the back? Leave the pulley on use a screwdriver to hold the pulley(as you would while changing the belt).
Once the nut is off, and it's washer, you'll have a lot easier time removing the generator and backing plate. Leave the fan in the shroud then reattatch when reinstalling the generator.
With this tip you don't need to remove or move the intake nor do you have to remove the shroud. You may still need to lift the shroud up a bit to get to the bottom two backing plate bolts, but you only need to lift it an inch or so.


I changed out the generator without removing the fan shroud. I think you should be able to get to the gaskets under the stand.
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