International Stinson Club Knowledge Base
The later & current production Bedford alternators are mfg. from Nippon-Denso 100 mm alternator cores are not STC’d but come with a detailed instructions & enough FAA far 23 data to install by 337 field approval. Stan Bedford has recently sold the entire line to ECI of San Antonio Tx. ECI has been working the paper to FAA PMA & STC the entire product line for over a year now. Classic Aire inc has approached ECI and hopes to be the exclusive distributor of the new line of alternator products based on the Bedford technology.
As of November 2003 , current market costs of the Bedford SCB201F alternator with hub, absorber & drive gear is $795.00. for those who want to use the hub, absorber & gear from the old generator may do so, the bare alternator has recently been sold for $595.00. There are still a few units available that are from Bedford’s earlier manufacturing. They have been and still are in high demand.
The SCB 201 F is the cream of the crop of Franklin after market alternators in technology , fit, function, & its light. wt. of 6.5 lbs.