Autolite GDZ 4817a generator rebuild videos

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Autolite GDZ 4817a generator rebuild videos

Post by ndnchf » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:34 pm

I just finished rebuilding another Autolite GDZ 4817a generator for a CJ2A. This time I made a 9 part video series showing the process I use and things to look at. While they do not cover every possible detail, they are informative and may be helpful when you go to work on yours. They are on my youtube channel.

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Re: Autolite GDZ 4817a generator rebuild videos

Post by W. Winget » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:50 pm

Have not looked at them all, but THANKS! I have an old automotive starter rebuild station I bought and the growler on it always concerned me, your use demonstrates I don't need to get rid of it, rather fully employ it in the future. I look forward to reviewing the rest of them.
Thank You again for a well done and useful presentation set.
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Re: Autolite GDZ 4817a generator rebuild videos

Post by ndnchf » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:21 am

W. Winget wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:50 pm
Have not looked at them all, but THANKS! I have an old automotive starter rebuild station I bought and the growler on it always concerned me, your use demonstrates I don't need to get rid of it, rather fully employ it in the future. I look forward to reviewing the rest of them.
Thank You again for a well done and useful presentation set.
V/R W A Winget
Thanks - glad you find them useful. Not sure what a starter rebuild station looks like. Is it s test bench? I'd love to see a photo of it.

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Re: Autolite GDZ 4817a generator rebuild videos

Post by Adam » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:03 pm

Great videos. Gives you an idea as to what is involved in possibly repairing a generator. Now if only I could find a working one for 20 bucks like back in the 70's it would be great.

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Re: Autolite GDZ 4817a generator rebuild videos

Post by Adam » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:18 pm

Found this on Sunday at an antique store in Adamstown. On sale yet for 20% off. Even has the special vibrating strip. I wonder what whey were thinking when they put 110V in your hand for continuity testing. Chassis is grounded with 3 prong plug so from the 60's I guess. 2 Prong tester is connected directly to the Amp gauge.

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Re: Autolite GDZ 4817a generator rebuild videos

Post by W. Winget » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:47 am

You remind me the steel strip I saw previous mechanics use (way back in the 60-70 era) was just a hacksaw blade.
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Re: Autolite GDZ 4817a generator rebuild videos

Post by ndnchf » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:16 am

$7.50 is a steal for that. I'd grab it in a heartbeat. I use a hacksaw blade with mine, works just great.

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