Your car came with an alternator when new. Alternators do a much better job than generators. Maybe you are just calling an alternator a generator. But if you somehow have ended up with a generator, I would suggest returning to an alternator. Have your regulator charging rate checked after you get it fixed. You can probably buy an already rebuilt unit and trade in your old one. Same day deal.
Ahh yes, hopefully there will be one in stock I can simply trade in. Of course the last time I did that with my carb I ended up with a string of 4 that leaked. Might wait to give up my core till I know the new one works .
As for the Generator, my car is so old that it did in fact come with a Generator when new. I would consider going with an alternator but I am not sure what wiring and new parts would be required in that conversion. If I have time I will look into it.
I got the car home today. It will run with the battery disconnected using the new alternator, so I trust I have a good one . Still need to install the voltage regulator, I bought one but didn't want to replace it in the parking lot.
Well, I have a new battery, and alternator, and voltage regulator. Wonder what will go out next? Clutch linkage? Wait, that's solid metal...
Suppose my radio could go out. That wouldn't be too fun.