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Coleman 54 generator


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Old 12-30-2018, 12:22:28 PM
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Default Coleman 54 generator

Don't see them in forums list.
Friend scrapping Mod# 545020. Engine(B&S) bad, worked last use, he lost carb parts.
Any need for parts?
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could you post some pics?
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Will do. Prob be tomorrow.
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Default Re: Coleman 54 generator

Looking at google images of Coleman 54, looks like any engine of sufficient size (and tapered shaft) should bolt up to head. Meaning that generator head bolts up to standard engine side case, rather than having a special side case to accomodate generator head mounting.
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Default Re: Coleman 54 generator

What wattage is the gen head?

If it is a 5000w, surplus center has a 10hp Tecumseh, with a tapered generator shaft, for $140, not including shipping.

https://www.surpluscenter.com/Engine...ne-28-1741.axd
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Default Re: Coleman 54 generator

While the head (compression ratio) can change the output of the generator to some extent one has to be careful not to go too high!
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Default Re: Coleman 54 generator

Here's pics.
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Better tag pic.
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Well! Upright in photos, laid down here. Mod is 545020.
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how much you asking for the genny?
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Default Re: Coleman 54 generator

think it is a 8hp/4kw. Have a couple. got them really cheap. Would give $40 for the block, if it is in good shape, but that's more than I think it's worth. Think I gave between $50-$75 for the complete unit.... Not a big fan of screamers, but the old B&S has a place in my heart.
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Default Re: Coleman 54 generator

Went and brought it home.
Engine's free, still see cross hatch. He took head off, piston was parked half down, some oxidation in cylinder but oiled and worked it to top.
Seeing carbs are around $35 I'm pondering getting one and trying it. Need to see linkage set up. Anyone got pics?
I see on Ebay they don't go for much and freight would be rough.
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I've got a copy of the book with drawings for the Pm54xx series generator endbell wiring.

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You need a medium- two piece flojet carb. Please don't buy the $17 chinese POC. Parts ARE available for the OEM carb. A $4-5 Briggs manual will tell you all you need to know for setting up the carb. IF you have any trouble after this, post.
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Default Re: Coleman 54 generator

Have one on 8hp, are they the medium?
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