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Another Onan CCK rescued from the junk yard


I am new to the forum but I have been a heavy equipment for 30 years. My CCK Model #4.0CCK-1R, Spec...

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Old 04-22-2013, 01:11 AM
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I am new to the forum but I have been a heavy equipment for 30 years. My CCK Model #4.0CCK-1R, Spec 6000P AND SERIAL # 0971334807 was in the frame of a motor home on the way to a crusher till yesterday. I brought it home and I don't think it was used very much after examining it. I got it running and checked out the generator part and it produces 30 amps with good voltage and about 59 cycles. The engine runs very well. Does anyone know where I can get a service manual, operator manual, parts manual and an installation manual?
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post your email that can handle large files someone will send u one.. good save cck.s are really good units
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Welcome to the forum. Thats a good save. They would have scrapped the trailer and then sold the unit themselves.
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Yellowlister, thank you for the encouragement. My email is: suntreemcanic@yahoo.com
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Made in September 1971. CCK is the gold standard for Onan. If you don't want it. Put it on the curb and then get out of the way. Don't want you to get hurt when the stampede. Starts on people trying to get it. You may have to breakup some fights.
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lol.. gives me an idea for a bumper sticker... i brake for onans
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Thank you John. Now I can get busy ordering some parts.
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I am new to the forum but I have been a heavy equipment for 30 years. My CCK Model #4.0CCK-1R, Spec 6000P AND SERIAL # 0971334807 was in the frame of a motor home on the way to a crusher till yesterday. I brought it home and I don't think it was used very much after examining it. I got it running and checked out the generator part and it produces 30 amps with good voltage and about 59 cycles. The engine runs very well. Does anyone know where I can get a service manual, operator manual, parts manual and an installation manual?
I've been a heavy equipment too, but only for about the last 20 years or so.
I tried to diet but......

Welcome to The Onanitis Help Line.

It sounds like you really scored on your Onan. Good save!
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Now that you are over the first stage of Onanitis. You will go into the second stage. Where you will find yourself searching for other Onans. There is no cure. Well maybe a wife with divorce papers. But no other cure is known.

Good find. Parts are out there you just have to look.
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My CCK spark plug wires have a flexible metal covering grounded to the engine. Is this style necessary or can I use good quality automotive style spark plug wires?
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those are shielded for electronic noise reduction.
You can use any good quality copper core wires.
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Well I have my 4.0 CCk ready for use someday. I am planning on making it mobil. Have you tried these garden wagons with the fold down sides that you get from Home Depot? I wonder if they are strong enough with an automotive battery and the weight of the gen set. Also has anyone fabricated a lifting bracket for these generators and where did you attach it to the generator?
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ive got a 5kw cck from 1972 on a cart like that for a few weeks now.. rated at 1000 pounds.. I put some 4x4 wood blocks inbetween it right over the axles where the mesh connects to the frame of the cart so the weight is centered

ive pulled the handle off where it connects to the frame a few times pulling it around.. not cool
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What is the best way to change the roller bearing on the bell? The bearing on there appears to be the original, it is not making any noise but it is close to 40 years old!
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If the bearing is still smooth, you can carefully pry out the plastic dust shield from it & with a needle attachment for a grease gun, re-lube it.
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I mounted my CCK to some 4X4s and I fabricated a bracket to mount a small circuit breaker box on it along with a receptacle box. There is some minor vibration at the circuit breaker box. Will it stand up to some vibration? This is going to be a portable gen set.
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Did you also use the the rubber vibration dampers. If not I would either purchase or fabricate something that cushions it. Minor vibration should be fine.
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Yes, I used the original vibration dampers, they were in great shape. If the hot wire between the generator and the circuit breaker vibrates and wears a hole through the insulation and shorts out what happens to the generator if no one notices it and the generator keeps running?
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...If the hot wire between the generator and the circuit breaker vibrates and wears a hole through the insulation and shorts out what happens to the generator if no one notices it and the generator keeps running?
It might look like this, except for a different brand on the remains. When using a generator, it is a good idea to retain enough situational awareness to notice things.
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