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My new PE-197


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Old 06-13-2017, 12:25:16 AM
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I received this photo from another member for the exhaust door, interesting that the heat destroyed or made the instructions brittle over time....the battery door I'm still looking for it!
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Found the remnants of what it used to show a miniature electrical schematic of the unit on the inside of the battery door, hope that helps, Mac
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Also on the outside opposite end near intake squirrel cage fan was the lubrication order as an attachment decal that was applied to the PE-197.
Also from another member of the group, Mac
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Also on the outside opposite end near intake squirrel cage fan was the lubrication order as an attachment decal that was applied to the PE-197.
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Thanks a lot Mac that really helps me a lot. Whoever owns that beauty is mighty lucky. Loving the original paint. Whoever painted mine silver painted over the lubrication order, mine was a silver "sticker" with black lettering, maybe not ww2 original. It looks like to me that the wiring diagram was a piece of paper cover with clear plastic?
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Just started a major undertaking today. I'm working on getting the battery tray/ gas tank mount removed. In order to do so I had to remove the power panel. Here's a picture of my progress so far. If you ever have to do this the only piece of advice I can give you is to make sure to trace out the wires that need to be disconnected. The two that go into the generator, the wire that goes to the electronic choke, the thermostat, and another wire that goes to the Magneto are the only ones i had to disconnect
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Must be nice to have a forklift available to lift 770 lbs.
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Sorry guys, been busy and forgot to post my progress. I was able to get the panel off to remove the battery tray / fuel tank tray. I only sandblased the inside of the tray because the original paint on the bottom and back was still nice. I then sprayed it with red oxide primer and early war lusterless od for the fuel tank side and flat black for the battery side. I wasnt too happy with the olive drab color match, but I can always repaint later. I also made new cork strips for the fuel tank to sit on and for the tank strap
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Must be nice to have a forklift available to lift 770 lbs.
Ive done the engine lift method and it is not fun or easy on the back. Why push and sweat when you can sit and ride
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