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Hobart Bros. Co. 1943 P.E. 197


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Old 05-20-2018, 10:34:05 PM
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Default Hobart Bros. Co. 1943 P.E. 197

Fellow Stakkers, I just purchased a "new to me generator". It is as listed in the title and will be installed into my Dec. 1942 Ben Hur built Quarter Master Corps. Trailer to complete the correct assembly of a K-63A Generator Trailer.
Here are a few teaser photos. For more photos, click here: http://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?f=129&t=297409.
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Welcome to the world of PE-197's!

I have 3 -1/2 of which when I get to them, maybe 3 will be running!

Yours looks like it has been well cared for!

Just for my info: What is your Serial number?
btw they came out in 1944.

Did you get a manual? Runs on 12V or 6V battery? Do you have the manual hand crank to start?

Good find! Mac
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Hey Mac, thanks for the compliment. I sent you a p.m. in response to yours. I don have a manual yet. I think I have read that you found one a while ago when you acquired yours gens.
I was going to get in touch with you at a later date, but you beat me to it. As for serial number and cranking voltage, I will have to inspect it more closely to find this out for you.
I have an O'Keefe and Merritt E-3 generator too, so the hand crank will float between them both.
Well, we'll talk later Mac. Dave.
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I had some time today to clean and troubleshoot some minor problems with my 197. After priming the fuel system and getting the float in the carburetor un-stuck, I put 12 volts of battery power to it and it fired right up.
It runs well with a little miss during operation and the R.P.M. is a little too fast I think. I'll wait until I get a manual before I start making adjustments, I don't want to get it way out of whack.
I shot a short video of it operating, enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn7Nl_epCyU
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Wow, nice well kept PE-197, best to keep them out of the elements.
Thanks for the video, the owner did well with the exhaust extension and cap, to keep the rain water out of the engine.
All the exhaust mufflers are the weak link and very brittle from age, any extreme movement will break them. Very lucky find.
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Thanks Mac. Do You happen to have the correct Tech. Manual for this generator?
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Default Re: Hobart Bros. Co. 1943 P.E. 197

Hey Dave, do you have the original oil pressure line on your genny? I just started taking all of my gauges off the panel and I would like to go back to the original oil line configuration
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Chris. Yes, I believe the original oil line is in there. I will try to remember to take some photos next weekend but I'll need you to remind me via Gmail. I have worked some crazy hours over that last three weeks and won't get a full weekend to myself until then. Other wise I am happy to help.
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