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Need generator strap

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Post by 1955fle » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:59 pm

My '55 FL is missing the strap the holds the generator and I am looking for one. I have called everyone I know and no one has a Parkerized one. If you have one you would be willing to part with I would be interested. I need the strap and mounting kit. Let me know.

-Carl



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Re: Need generator strap

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Post by awander » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:21 pm

Is it a big problem to run without the strap?

My '52 is missing this strap, also.

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Re: Need generator strap

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Post by Panacea » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:12 pm

I was told if you have 5/16 mounting bolts, you don't need the strap (12 volt)...Mike

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Re: Need generator strap

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Post by Cotten » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:19 pm

awander wrote:Is it a big problem to run without the strap?

My '52 is missing this strap, also.
If you are running the stock 1/4" bolts to secure the generator, I would suggest carefull shimming, and obtaining a strap.

The easiest way to make a shim is to spread out some kneadable two-part epoxy putty in a zip-lock poly bag just smaller than the original shims, and allow the installation compress it to perfection. Position it so the drain hole is not blocked.

A good rattlecan paint for faking parkerizing is Bruning Silathane "bronze".

Be careful when choosing a strap out of a bin, as I believe there were three lengths, at least.

....Cotten

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Re: Need generator strap

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Post by Bosheff » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:11 pm

I got one of them straps. E-Mail me at jbos65flh@yahoo.com....bosheff

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Re: Need generator strap

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Post by 1955fle » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:13 pm

Email sent. -Carl

Bosheff wrote:I got one of them straps. E-Mail me at jbos65flh@yahoo.com....bosheff

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Re: Need generator strap

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Post by doc308 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:03 pm

Hmm-3 different length straps? Do you know how to distiquish which strap for which year, besides trying it? Interesting--the strap that came on my '48 engine is way to large for the generator. It fit well with a chrome cover on the generator, but not at all w/o it.

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