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What do guys think about this old onan


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Old 11-12-2017, 07:57:48 PM
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A friend back in California found this locally the guy is in the movie rental business and wants premium $$$$ for it.. but may be able to talk him down.. then I have to ship it.. looks like a willys engine.. 120 240v says he started it 6 months ago

Just noticed it's 3600 rpm.. Will prob pass unless he comes down on price alot
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:01:00 PM
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Few more. Never seen with this enclosure
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:39:02 PM
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Default Re: What do guys think about this old onan

instresting, that one outlet is a 10a 240v / 15a 120v non-nema configuration type, it looks a lot loke a nema 10-20 but its not, the plug i have is a eagle brand, and the have is a hubbell
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:43:30 PM
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looks as if it could be easily restored
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:39:04 PM
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Only 5 kw from a four cylinder engine screaming at 3600 rpm??? That engine could probably do that on one cylinder!! Who designed THAT?!? That set should be 1200 rpm.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:55:56 PM
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Still would be something nice to pass down to a grandson !!!!!
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:56:09 PM
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I think I found a close build sheet. Maybe the exact. Cant read it well. See both.
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It's not a Willys engine. I doubt if a Willys engine could turn 3600 rpm and stay together. My 1939 willys is a 134 ci with MILE long rods. The later Willys jeep engines were also 134 ci. Here is a Willys rod: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Willys-Jeep...1Yk9wo&vxp=mtr

Must be a small Hercules, or Continental. Pretty cool Joe. You JUST can't leave Commiefornia can you?

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Looked at the pdf that MBB posted and it looks like it is a Continental engine with a Readi-Pull start. Look close on the left side on the PDF.

I see the Readi-Pull start cord on the first picture on the second posting where you show a picture of the back of the generator.
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well.. he wants 1000 for it.. plus id have to ship it.. id go 350.. just to have a cool conversation piece..
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It certainly look neat, but 3600 rpm? Oye!
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