generator to alternator on 1600 | Forum

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Snoopy
Snoopy Oct 17
Do you need to change the fuel pump rod when converting from a generator to an alternator on a 1600?
VWBrain
VWBrain Oct 18
if you are changing the fuel pumps from one type to the other  yes you do  alt rod is 13mm shorter
Snoopy
Snoopy Oct 18
Do I have to change fuel pumps?
mdwdrw
mdwdrw Oct 19

Hello, when VW started using alternators on their upright engines, the fuel pump was different. Instead of standing square to the case, they were manufactured with an angle to clear the alternator housing. 


I have seen leaning pumps used with Generators and Alternators and as mentioned you need to match the pushrod length to the pump you use. Maybe post a picture of your pump. mark

VWBrain
VWBrain Oct 20
the gen one will work but it is a pita to remove with an alt
Snoopy
Snoopy Oct 23
For now I’m sticking with the stock fuel pump as I already ordered the kit. Hopefully it will last a good long while <br />
The Forum post is edited by Snoopy Oct 23
Snoopy
Snoopy Oct 29
I bought the jbugs alternator conversion kit. It comes with everything you NEED if you can salvage from your old engine. however it does not come with everything included in the video of how to do it


In following the wiring directions for a 61 bug in regards to bypassing the voltage regulator it says to connect 3 large red wires together. On my 65 Bus, I only have 2 Red wires. Am I missing a wire?