Generator Mounting Brackets

This post uses pages from the 1960-64 Assembly Manuals to explain the different rear mounting brackets used for Corvair Generators.

The first two photos are from the 1960 Assembly manual, showing all three possible generators and their brackets:

Generator Part # Bracket Part #Bracket Length & Description
1100357 (1st gen – short)37793017″ with bushing and strap
1102226 (2nd gen) 57697737″ with bushing and strap
1105135 (35 amp LCI)37810997″ without bushing and with strap

Next two photos are from 1961 Assembly Manual.

Generator Part #Bracket Part #Bracket Length & Description
1102226 (cars) – terminals face up37793017″ with bushing and strap
1102227 (wagons and FC) – terminals face back37793017″ with bushing and strap
1105313 (35 amp LCI)37810997″ without bushing and with strap

Next two photos are from 1962 Assembly manual. Note that the bracket for cars and FCS is shortened this year and the reinforcing strap is eliminated for all. If you study closely, you’ll notice that they initially drew the page for the cars and FCS with the 3822687 bracket (no bushing) but then changed it to the 3813531 bracket with bushing. The 3822687 bracket does not show up again until 1964, when it is used on Powerglide engines.

Generator Part #Bracket Part #Bracket Length & Description
1102226 (cars) 38135314″ with bushing, no strap
1102227 (wagons and FC) 38135314″ with bushing, no strap
1105313 (35 amp LCI)38135327″ without bushing or strap

Nothing changes in 1963:

Generator Part #Bracket Part #Bracket Length & Description
1102226 (cars)38135314″ with bushing, no strap
1102227 (wagons and FC) 38135314″ with bushing, no strap
1105313 (35 amp LCI)38135327″ without bushing or strap

1964 introduces a new bracket for Powerglide engines – no bushing.

Generator Part #Bracket Part #Bracket Length & Description
1102336 (35 amp) – all STD Trans38135314″ with bushing
1102336 (35 amp) – all w/ Powerglide38226874″ without bushing
1105313 (35 amp LCI)38135327″ without bushing
Comparison of 3822687 (1964 PG) with 3813531 (1962-63 all and 1964 STD) brackets

As for why they changed the 1964 Powerglide bracket to eliminate the bushing, we can only guess, but here is what Dave Newell says about it:

“My thinking on this is that with the change to the 35 amp generator for ’64 and increased engine displacement, those may have aggravated an idle buzz in Powerglide cars when in gear. Larry hit it on the head! Development engineers most likely caught the noise at the Proving Grounds (chasing buzzes, hums, vibrations and the like was their specialty 🙂 

As to why they decided to keep the bushing bracket mount on manual trans cars, I’m sure there was a very good reason. It would have been cheaper all around to make the solid mount standard across the board.

I suspect the enginners wanted to preserve the shock load cushioning property of the bushing mount bracket (during sudden high RPM speed changes in manual trans gear shifts). With PG this wouldn’t matter as much, so they opted to kill the buzz with a solid mount.”

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