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#1 coinman66 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 08:02 AM

Bought this Winco generator for $20 the other day. Anybody have any ideas on year it was made?
Has a no spark issue. Got any ideas on ptoblem?
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Posted May 08, 2016 - 08:05 AM

Bad/dirty points, bad condenser, bad coil?

 

Mice?

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 08:15 AM

 Anybody have any ideas on year it was made?
 

 

You can get an idea of its age through the B&S engine numbers.

 

If you post all of the B&S Model - Type - Serial (or Code) Numbers, we can help.


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 08:23 AM

Ahhh ok. Are the B&S numbers on the flywheel shield? Was this a decent deal for $20?

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 08:24 AM

It looks like it has the little light on top of the generator. That was popular in the 50s and 60s. I'd just pop the flywheel off, clean and gap everything and see if it sparks before you put the shroud back on. Good Luck, Rick

 

I'd have paid $20 for it.


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 08:48 AM

Are the B&S numbers on the flywheel shield?

 

Depending on the model of the B&S engine, the numbers would be stamped into the flywheel shroud, or into a plate affixed over the cooling fins at the back of the engine. 

 

Again, depending on the model of the B&S engine, the numbers could be stamped in any of 4 places on the flywheel shroud, so look carefully.  ...Some were stamped on the flat part of the shroud near the spark plug, some were stamped on the flat part of the shroud behind the air filter, some were stamped on the front of the shroud above the round opening, and some were stamped on the rounded part of the shroud on the carb side.


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 10:54 AM

looks like one that I used to have, little light on top and all. Mine had a model 14 cast iron engine on it. That thing was HEAVY!


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Yah this thing weighs a metric ton!

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 02:00 PM

Ahhh ok. Are the B&S numbers on the flywheel shield? Was this a decent deal for $20?

For $20 dollars you got ripped off--but being a kind hearted person I will give you $20 for it just so you have a good day. :D


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 03:07 PM

So when I get this running and maybe sell it. What kind of price are they going for?

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 05:55 PM

So when I get this running and maybe sell it. What kind of price are they going for?

$25.00  :D


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 08:53 PM

Bad/dirty points, bad condenser, bad coil?

 

Mice?

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Never seen one that bad, wow!

 

It looks like it has the little light on top of the generator. That was popular in the 50s and 60s. I'd just pop the flywheel off, clean and gap everything and see if it sparks before you put the shroud back on. Good Luck, Rick

 

I'd have paid $20 for it.

I have a generator from the 50's, but it is a Kohler, most from that era had a light on top that I have seen.  Make sure you clean the magnets and bottom of the coil tat they pass under as well, I usually use sandpaper for this. 

Here's a pic of my Kohler, and yes all old generators are heavy.

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Posted May 09, 2016 - 02:23 PM

Ok here is what I think I'm seeing. ID tag is in a tuff spot. 14FB 202589 364589
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The F could be a 5.
So I'm thinking 1964 on the build date?

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Posted May 09, 2016 - 04:03 PM

It's a model 14. The F stands for flanged output side of the block and the B stands for bearing instead of bushing on the output. That engine wouldn't have a code. It would be model-type-serial or model-serial-type. I can't remember which way they were listed. If the last number is the serial, it would be July 57. If the second number is the serial it would be Jan 54.


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Posted May 09, 2016 - 06:27 PM

Looks like I got an oldie then. Maybe I will restore it to original blue color and get some decals. Thanks for info Doug!




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