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1943 Army Generator M5


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Old 09-11-2006, 10:27 AM
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Thumbs up 1943 Army Generator M5

Just want to know what wattage this generator is cant find any markings on it. How to tell the volts at what cycle. I'm sure someone out there has the same set, thanks Kurt
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Old 09-11-2006, 07:06 PM
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Kurt,
The M5 is 3 Kva, 120 volt, 3 phase at either 50 or 60 cycles. There's a set of jumpers under the RH generator cover that are connected to the appropiate terminals for either frequency, then the governor is adjusted accordingly.

You can get a manual from http://www.military-info.com, it's TM 9-616. A detailed manual for the Hercules ZXB engine can be obtained from http://www.jensales.com


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Old 12-03-2006, 10:35 AM
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Cool 1943 M-5 generator

Does anyone know where i can get a 6-volt two charge voltage regulator for a Hercules positive ground zxb 4-cylinder motor i have the part no. autolite TC-4323-c cant find one anywhere maybe someone out there knows a replacment part or where i can find one, Thanks Kurt
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Old 12-03-2006, 02:16 PM
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You have the correct part number for the M-5 however TM 9-1616 shows it to be a negative ground system (my unit is a neg ground also). The WW2 Army stock is SNL# F227-1-89500 which may help cross reference to another application.

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Old 12-03-2006, 08:19 PM
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Kurt,
Is your regulator missing, or is it there, but the generator isn't charging? If it's the latter, it might be the generator instead of the regulator. Might need polarizing to get it going, brushes might be stuck or dirty, or...?? There's also a little fuse in the regulator that could be bad.

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Old 11-27-2008, 05:58 PM
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Hello all
has anyone got an m5 us army generator
i need info on the regulator type e11
regards vic uk.
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:03 AM
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just want to know what watt this generator is Cant find any markings on it, it tell the volts at what cycle i;m sure someone out there has the same set, thanks kurt
hello i have an m5 us army gen
you can email me at
vic@victoreaton.co.uk
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:02 AM
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HELLO SIR
Ihave a M5 us army ganerator also its all up and running ok but does have some parts missing the problem i have is im not sure where to put the armature and field leads from the battery charging gen the manual says they come from underneath but there no obvious terminals for them .on the regulater there are four leads coming coming off one end and they dont seem to be shown in the manual wiring diagram this is a three phase 3kw gen .
regards vic uk.
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vic@victoreaton.co.uk any one that knows anything about these things seem few and far between these days .
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If anyone is interested, I have an M5 Generator, Hercules ZXB engine, it turns over, has spark, but the valves are stuck. I refurbed the TCX-39 Marvel Schebler Carburetor. I would be willing to sell the carb. or the whole M5 Gen Set.

rejensen@fmctc.com
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:15 PM
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If anyone is interested...willing to sell the carb. or the whole M5 Gen Set.
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Hello my friend
This is a long shot i know but do you still have that carb for the M5 Generator
regards vic eaton uk.
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:55 PM
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Hello My name is vic eaton and i have an M5 Generator here in the uk it has been some trouble but now cured it has the voltage regulater missing but now runs ok The name plate reads UNIT AC GASOLINEELETRIC GENERATING M5 3KVA 125VOLTS 3 PHASE 60 CYCLES SEE INSTRUCTION FOR 50 CYCLES THE HOBART MANUFACTURING CORP TROY OHIO YEAR OF MANUFACTURE 1942 CARB TYPE SCHEBLUR FLINT MICH 1CX39 NUMBER 429 ENGINE IS HERCULES ZXB I would like to chat to anyone interested in these generators regards vic eaton uk at the moment its fitted in my chev c15 truck
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:27 PM
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Default Re: 1943 Army Generator M5

Hi Vic,
It is really cool to see where these little generators have wound up over the decades. When I get back home, i should be able to steer you towards getting any info you might need on this little guy. Right now the only voltage regulator that I can remember on this unit it for
Charging the 6v starting battery.
Cheers
Noel
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