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Posted November 02, 2012 - 05:28 PM

A few days ago I was talking with neighbor Herby. We were talking of the power outages with Sandy, and he said he has a generator that has been sitting for twenty years or so. He told me I could have it if I wanted it; I went over and got it from him today.

The engine is seized, and it would need a lot of attention to get it running. Even though it is stuck, It is still good for parts, or whatever else I want to use it for!
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I took off the shut off button. It is a cover that goes over the spark plug, push the button and it grounds out the plug. My other generator has a wire that I put on last minute before the storm for a shut off switch. I wanted to put it onto that engine, but the head cover does not clear it. Oh well!
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Posted November 02, 2012 - 06:12 PM

Maybe you can adapt the generator to a tractor! Then you would have mobile power.

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 06:15 PM

Maybe you can adapt the generator to a tractor! Then you would have mobile power.


I thought about that, but last week boyscout862 suggested that I could just use a power inverter! I don't think it is a bad idea, the power kings use full size car batteries and it would definitely be more compact and easier!

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 06:18 PM

Is it the motor or the generator that is locked?

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 06:21 PM

Is it the motor or the generator that is locked?


The engine, when I took the plug out to take off the shut off button it looked BAD in there!

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 06:27 PM

Is it the motor or the generator that is locked?


I was wondering the same, as rust could have formed between the armature & field coils, but if it looks that bad down the spark plug hole.......

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 06:28 PM

I thought about that, but last week boyscout862 suggested that I could just use a power inverter! I don't think it is a bad idea, the power kings use full size car batteries and it would definitely be more compact and easier!

But an inverter doesn't put out as many amps as that generator does.

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 06:33 PM

It's possible the generator doesn't have a bearing the crankshaft end, the main bearing in the motor acts as the generator bearing.

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 06:34 PM

You may also be able to find another 6hp motor to use for parts. The crank in this one will be tapered.

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 06:38 PM

It's possible the generator doesn't have a bearing the crankshaft end, the main bearing in the motor acts as the generator bearing.


I've never seen a motor mounted generator that didn't use the crank's main to support that end of the gen.

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 07:37 PM

I just recently seen a couple generators on CL in my area that mount to the front of a GT. Looked like a good idea...




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