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Minneapolis Moline M5 generator


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Old 10-21-2014, 08:58:24 PM
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don't you have enough of them already noel??
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Iron deficiency. Doctors orders. One per month. Or such that it averages out so.
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I was wondering if anyone has the voltage and load gauge for Hobart m5 generator they would be willing to part with. If not does anyone have pictures of these round gauges so I can attempt to find them. I just purchased m5 set and missing a few items...hand crank battery cover these two gauges and the original plug...

Thanks luke
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Old 08-02-2015, 02:59:14 AM
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those gauges are hens teeth.. they were standard size back in the 40s.. but stopped being standard size in the 60s.. so finding them is hard, from time to time something similar pops up on ebay,.. or if you go to old military shows you may just find one.. just like the battery box cover.. none existent

I cant remember if the newer (60s) gauges are smaller or larger than original.. but the don't fit in the holes..

ill have to get a better pic of the original plug.. kinda useless though.. unless you plan to use it for 3 phase..
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Well came back here to look for something and saw I never updated this after my restoration!

Here's some pictures:
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Couple more:

And I'm thinking of selling a couple unrestored ones I have if anyone is interested. oros35 at gmail.com.
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I was wondering if anyone has the voltage and load gauge for Hobart m5 generator they would be willing to part with. If not does anyone have pictures of these round gauges so I can attempt to find them. I just purchased m5 set and missing a few items...hand crank battery cover these two gauges and the original plug...

Thanks luke
Just saw this, not sure if you found what you were looking for yet or not.

I had 2 battery covers, kept one and sold one to a gentleman from the Museum of American Armor in Long Island NY.

I also have 1 hand crank, but want to keep it. I could get you pictures and dimensions if that would help.

I'm thinking about selling a couple of mine if your interested. I'd rather not part them out but your welcome to buy the whole thing.
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Oros, First- your restoration pics look good from here. Congrats!
Second- just want to make sure that you're totally aware of the dangers of keeping more than 1 of these M5s at one location. They must NEVER be left alone in the dark at ANY TIME, as the heavy 'lil buggers will multiply.. Don't ask me how I know.
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nblack your right... I now have 5 of them!
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separate them QUICK! if you don't, you will be over-run in a few months...BTW, I lost the fight. I have quit counting. Even have an M6 in the herd as well. Have you had any luck at finding the smaller than normal (now) gauge size? I think Yellowlister has a possible source out on the left coast, he told me about it some years past now.
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