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1941 Hobart M5 Generator


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Old 02-11-2011, 12:44:29 PM
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Default Re: 1941 Hobart M5 Generator

I just wanted to say thankyou to all who have replied to my post. I now have more headgaskets than i could ever need (from Estonia of all places), two spare sets of ignition points, rotor arms and condensors, a replacement float and two carb gasket sets en route to the workshop.
Hopefully, at some point in the future i can return the kindness to members of the forum. In the meantime, i hope you get some satisfaction in knowing that through your help, another piece of WW2 US machinery is still capable of doing what it was designed and built for - and is indeed still 'doing it'.
With best regards from the UK.
Ken
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I know this is an old post but I found one of the m5 generators today. It's been sitting out for a long time. I will get it in the shop next week ..I hope.
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Default Re: 1941 Hobart M5 Generator

you are missing the generator to charge the 6 volt starting battery.these sets are negitive ground. most old 6 volt equipment is positive ground but the military has to be different. let me know if i can help you get this going . i have a m5 that i restored and use to have power in my shop.
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Thanks for the information. I have not looked at this too closely yet. The unit was left on some property that my family owns and has been sitting for 20 yrs. I will check it out next weekend and it will be up for sale eventually.
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I know this is an old topic but does anyone have any original voltage or load current gauges for a 1942 Hobart M5 generator they would be willing to part with...If not pictures would be a huge help

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i will check tomorrow i may have an extra volt gaugethat works i know i dont have the amp gauge these gauges are not easy to find
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Default Re: 1941 Hobart M5 Generator

I have a 1943 M5 by Minneapolis Moline. I was going over it in anticipation of using it in the event we lost power due to hurricane Irma. I finally got around to rebuilding the carb with parts I purchased in 2013 and found it to be running on the rich side. I recalled reading in this thread about adding a needle adjustment screw into the main jet through the float bowl securing screw. Can anyone supply more details in making this modification.
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