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Old 07-18-2004, 05:35:19 PM
Paul Maples
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Folks I have acquired an old Homelite AC/DC Generator that I was told came off of a Battle Tank. I am looking for any information I can get on it. The name tag gives the following information:>

Homelite Model 8HY-1A DC Volts 115 21.7 Amps PH 3 AC Volts 230 7.5 Amps Cyc 180 Serial # 1642470

I am attaching a link to a picture of it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks




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Old 07-18-2004, 06:02:42 PM
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Looks like every other Homelite generator....

Good luck finding info...it's not out there.

Look about 5 posts down for mine..
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Old 07-18-2004, 08:43:49 PM
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I have sales, operating, and parts literature on Homelite models 22, 23, and 24 AC and DC models as well as parts literature only on inverted models H, HR, and S. Also have some pump and chainsaw literature from the late 30's and 40's. I am not a Homelite expert, but do own one 1500w plant. If anyone has any questions I can look up or literatue copy requests, I will try to accomodate, but I can be slow when the weather is nice.
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Old 07-21-2004, 07:53:09 PM
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Sir. My Sons and I have purchased a Model 24HY-1 it starts but by dumping fuel into the carb. Its a very different carb than what we are used to if you have any suggestions it would be helpful. thank you
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Old 07-21-2004, 08:27:41 PM
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From the sound of it, assuming the choke and throttle actually close enough to allow high vaccuum within the carburator, the low speed passages in the carburator are likely dirty or clogged. The low speed mixture screw might also be off from optimal, but should be close.

If you can identify who made the carburator (ie, Tillotson, Carter, Walbro, Zenith, etc) finding a rebuild kit is made more likely. There should be a name cast into the carburator body somewhere, and there may be an identification number either cast or stamped into it on a flange, or near the cast name.
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Old 07-21-2004, 09:10:47 PM
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You probably have the goofy homelite carb.No float.The engine crankcase presure,presurizes the fuel tank and forces gas past the carb.Sort of a fuel injection.Any minor leaks will make it hard to start even with the electric starter and imposible to start by hand.Look for leaking solder joints on the gas tank line manifold.You can also close the fuel needle on the carb and do a leakdown check through the filler neck.Presurize to one pound with a tire pump and use a low presure gauge to monitor with.
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Old 11-21-2004, 12:12:36 AM
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I just bought one like it, I think it came out of Ohio ,mine has a primer pump on it and if you keep pumping or priming it will run pretty good, I wonder where I will find points and condenser when I need them.
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Old 06-26-2005, 02:18:06 AM
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You have a 180 cycle 3 phase 230 volt generator for operating concrete vibrators only. The dc side was to run portable power tools on jobsite while pouring concrete. The ac side is useless for anything because it doesn't produce 60 cycle. Limited use machine I used to sell and work on these for Homelite. Chuck
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Old 07-10-2005, 10:27:52 PM
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Chuck has hit the nail on the head,. As the proud owner of a 9HY I can tell you this. The DC side will run alot of older power tools but the AC side is good for very little . The carb on mine is a Tillotson MT88A which does NOT run off of any pressure from the tank. It has a vacuum operated fuel pump that sits on top of the tank although it IS not connected in any way other then with several machine screws. It also has a primer bulb that allows the carb bowl to fill when pushed several times. The magneto is another oddity and took a while to figure out how it came off of the crankshaft. The details of which can be found in the Intek book Small AC Generator...The points contained therein are of unknown origin at least to me, but I am sure you could find something to work if you had to. If you have questions ,I may be able to help, please e mail me at Clyde_11953@Yahoo.com
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:06:46 PM
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Paul you have a generator that was used in 1950s-1960s military rescue trucks 180 cycles was used for the saw (also 180cycle supposedly the higher frequency made it less likely to stall) and the dc was for 2 500 w floodlites are you interested in selling it? Jeff
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Folks I have acquired an old Homelite AC/DC Generator that I was told came off of a Battle Tank. I am looking for any information I can get on it. The name tag gives the following information:>

Homelite Model 8HY-1A DC Volts 115 21.7 Amps PH 3 AC Volts 230 7.5 Amps Cyc 180 Serial # 1642470

I am attaching a link to a picture of it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks




i have the same gen. did you ever get any info on yours?
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:37:55 PM
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Hello to all ! I have one of these homelites.Mine has a place to screw in a light bulb on top.I don't know alot about it so if anyone has ANY info on it.That would be GREAT.I took mine to a farm show this past weekend and people love it.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:12:25 AM
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Got one of homelight mod 24hy-1 115 voplt dc 21.7 amp .3ph ac 230 v. 6.3 amp 180 hz tank and carb gumed up ! shopuld run comp. and spark good . But its awfull expensive.. one case of beer ! and you gotta help me drink the beer! Doug in TAXass
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:20:00 PM
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I have sales, operating, and parts literature on Homelite models 22, 23, and 24 AC and DC models as well as parts literature only on inverted models H, HR, and S. Also have some pump and chainsaw literature from the late 30's and 40's. I am not a Homelite expert, but do own one 1500w plant. If anyone has any questions I can look up or literatue copy requests, I will try to accomodate, but I can be slow when the weather is nice.
Jeff, I recently purchased a homelite 24volt generator that was used on military tanks and would love to have any and all information, manuals, parts for this unit. Please email me at: diferd3@bellsouth.net

Thanks,

Donald Iferd
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:49:18 PM
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I've got a Homelite generator AND a homelite water pump. Not sure of the model, but it looks very similar to your picture. The generator runs and works. The pump motor doesn't have any spark, but should run if it did. I'd like to get rid of them, and $50.00 takes the pair. 618 335 1462 southern illinois.
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I realize it's been a few years since this thread was made...however, I also have this same generator (it was used by a small mid-Nebraska towns railroad crew to power a high-cycle jackhammer, which I also have). Anyway, it has a Tillotson MT88A Carb on it, and I'm looking for an avenue to get parts. I would take a whole rebuild kit, but all I'm really after is the needle & seat and a bowl gasket. If anyone has any info on where I can get parts for that carb, I'd certainly appreciate it!
Thanks!
~ Aaron
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:43:41 AM
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I have sales, operating, and parts literature on Homelite models 22, 23, and 24 AC and DC models as well as parts literature only on inverted models H, HR, and S. Also have some pump and chainsaw literature from the late 30's and 40's. I am not a Homelite expert, but do own one 1500w plant. If anyone has any questions I can look up or literatue copy requests, I will try to accomodate, but I can be slow when the weather is nice.
I have a homelite 24HY-1 generator and would like to know something about it. I am planing to sell it, but have no idea of price. It runs very well and we use it on job sites from time to time.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:17:30 AM
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The 180Hertz also makes excellent fish shocker. If it quits running or water gets rough use it as a boat anchor. Dual purpose marine gen.
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Sir. My Sons and I have purchased a Model 24HY-1 it starts but by dumping fuel into the carb. Its a very different carb than what we are used to if you have any suggestions it would be helpful. thank you
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Paul you have a generator that was used in 1950s-1960s military rescue trucks 180 cycles was used for the saw (also 180cycle supposedly the higher frequency made it less likely to stall) and the dc was for 2 500 w floodlites are you interested in selling it? Jeff
I wrote you a week ago and was wondering if you have been able to find out about my 24HY-1 Homelite generator. I am thinking of selling it and have no idea of its history or value. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Mike Macy dmacydmacy@yahoo.com
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:48:16 PM
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I have sales, operating, and parts literature on Homelite models 22, 23, and 24 AC and DC models as well as parts literature only on inverted models H, HR, and S. Also have some pump and chainsaw literature from the late 30's and 40's. I am not a Homelite expert, but do own one 1500w plant. If anyone has any questions I can look up or literatue copy requests, I will try to accomodate, but I can be slow when the weather is nice.
I have written before and could really use your help. I have a 24HT-1 generator that runs great, but I don't know anything about it. I would be willing to sell it, but it hard to do with no information or price to ask.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

I have a HY24-1 Homelite generator and know nothing about it. I would appreciate any help you could be. I am willing to sell it, but I don't know what to ask for it, and with no knowledge about it, I am stuck.

You're help would be appreciated.
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