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Old 04-11-2015, 06:14:33 PM
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Picked up this one today.. missing the id tag... the emergency relay and the gov spring.. runs but I have to hold the gov arm at speed or it will die because its pushing it to off..

Its rough! I was told it came from a yacht or boat.... kinda strange.. has the early v/r board.. and has been unused for about 6 years.. not sure how it ran it with no gov spring.. but that's what he told me..

Came with the cart.. a good marine battery and 2 50 gallon drums.. empty of course.. and I also got a new set of heavy duty casters that would of cost me 125 or so..

Time to fix it.. as I have all the parts missing.
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Old 04-11-2015, 06:39:23 PM
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Awesome score!!!
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Wow! There is no shortage of DJB's in California!
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Old 04-11-2015, 07:18:37 PM
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That looks like it came out of a wireline truck. Oil Field equipment. I have seen the mounting plate on many trucks. Still a good find. Fuel filter has the marks of going down the road.
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On the top of the cooling shroud there is a spot where it was evident that a sticker was there.. the same sticker size is on a djb I have that says alaska pipeline.. I wish these could tell you there story..

I've almost got the emergency relay in, was a pain to remove it from the old box.. broke one of the mounting srews to the box..
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:16:01 PM
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After the Alaska Pipeline was completed most of the equipment was shipped to Moses Lake, WA, cleaned up and sold at auction in 1978. A lot of equipment walked off that project too.
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Gonna take a lot of degreaser and pressure washing to clean that puppy up. It amazes me how people abuse them and they still run. Cheers Dan
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The plate that it is mounted to...has handles on 1 side.
I don't want to mess with anyone that can pick up half of a DJB.
Can't be really handles...
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Added gov spring and adjuster bar.. emergency relay.. runs good, smokes a bit.. and the voltage jumps around.. after adjusting gov it was at 108 116.. plugged a 500 watt work light in it and it was very dim.. voltage was 38... scrathing head. Shut it off and started it again. Back to 108 116, so I plugged a 500 watt work light in and it flickers.

I was thinking the pump might be surging cause the arm is a little bouncy, held it and the same.. I want to rewire it as the current wire job is kinda iffy.. and ugly..

But I think I have a v/r issue.. comments or suggestions?
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The plate that it is mounted to...has handles on 1 side.
I don't want to mess with anyone that can pick up half of a DJB.
Can't be really handles...
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When I went to get it.. he had no way to lift it.. but he had a motorcycle ramp.. so we put the cart up to the ramp and pulled pushed it up the ramp. Those handles came in handy.. using the exhaust manifold and lifting hook for the other side to push it up.. maybe it was on a drawer type slider in a truck. And there there to pull it out

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