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Re: [T3] T3 generators question

On 2 Aug 2006 at 9:11, Chris Wright wrote:

> Thanks for the feedback Jim, and it sounds as though he has the right 
> stuff and it's behaving normally, so I've passed that on to him.
> But are you certain the 38amp is a T2 part as it's got a 311 part 
> number?   It looked from the suffixes (C on the 38amp and F on the 
> 30amp)  as though VW started to fit 38amp gennies to the T3 but then 
> swapped to the 30amp type.   I don't have a type 3 parts book to check 
> this theory.

I checked the microfilm, and you're right: The C generator was a 12 V 
generator. It was used up thru '66 as part of the M630/M633 12 V, 
specially suppressed, option. I can't verify the current output. It 
looks like it should be the same large diameter as the late 12 V 
units, since it takes the late fan housing.  

I don't find it in any of my Bosch references, but I might have more 
luck if I had the 10 digit Bosch part number.

Interestingly, the microfilm says that the C generator goes with a 
special "supressor housing" which is unpictured and I don't think 
I've ever seen whatever this is.  

I agree that it looks intriguing, but one wonders whether it would be 
possible to keep in service, since replacement parts might be 
unavailable. The standard 12 V generator remains the unit of choice, 
since it is reliable and supplies more than enough current for 99% of 

And, yes, I know the alternator conversion advocates will disagree 
with me on this last statement, but I'm still going to stick with my 

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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