6 Volt Generator Identification? CJ?

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6 Volt Generator Identification? CJ?

Post by RobinH » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:50 pm

I am restoring a 1945 Willys MB. The 6 volt generator on it is not correct. Someone suggested it might be from a CJ.

The codes in the casting on the generator body are:

G 685 and GGW-3

These are located seperately on each of the two ears of the cast generator body by the mounting bolts.

Would anyone be able to identify the generator type from those codes?

Thanks

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Re: 6 Volt Generator Identification? CJ?

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:53 pm

CJ Generator is shorter than MB/GPW and will not bolt up to MB Bracket on the engine.
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Re: 6 Volt Generator Identification? CJ?

Post by RobinH » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:56 am

After measurement and fit up that seems right. The generator I have does not fit over the correct mounting bracket. Little short.

Does the casting codes seem right for this generator to be for a 40's or 50's 6 volt CJ?

Thanks for the info.

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Re: 6 Volt Generator Identification? CJ?

Post by cjv-35 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:10 pm

GGW generators where the next in line for jeep post war after the GDZ type. Both 6-volt civilian generators.

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Re: 6 Volt Generator Identification? CJ?

Post by Steve Webb » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:07 pm

Autolite numbers but codes do not show up in service manual for jeeps specifically
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