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#1 karel OFFLINE  

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Posted July 18, 2015 - 09:27 AM

I picked this up yesterday.The guy I bought it off of say it has no spark. no problem with that! What I want to know, is about the generator end. anybody know anything about an old winco generator??

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Posted July 18, 2015 - 11:05 AM

I never heard of it, but with those graphics it might start a storm if you fired it up.


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Posted July 18, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Bet the gen part is fine, just needs to be run??  Looks pretty enclosed and heavy duty.  Get engine running and try it out! Maybe blow out the gen as much as you can see, for dirt and nests if any. 


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Posted July 18, 2015 - 04:19 PM

What is it you want to know? They made generators for quite a while.

I'll bet you know this already, SUPER HEAVY!! Lol

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Posted July 18, 2015 - 05:23 PM

That has to be a decent unit, it's belt driven.
I don't think you'll need much? Maybe blow it all out?
Unless he was talking about the generator... Then no spark is a good thing.
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Posted July 19, 2015 - 08:43 AM

Winco is still in business, and you may be able to get some info from them.

 

www.wincogen.com


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Posted July 19, 2015 - 09:42 PM

Love that generator Karl! About all I can tell you is the "Wincharger" corporation was making  6V "farm radio" generators in a partnership with Zenith back in the depression era and thru the 40's I think. It gave folks with no electricity the chance to still listen to radio broadcasts. They were a 2 bladed windmill that were probably the insperation for today's monster wind generators!

 

This is the tail fins I painted and lettered for our electrician at work who has restored one of those wind generators. Incidentally, he is still looking for the 6 volt Zenith radio that was with them.

 

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