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Master Mechanic MFG


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Old 04-06-2012, 10:19:33 PM
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I just inherited a World Power Division, Master Mechanic Mfg, 2200 watt generator, Model EST, Serial 78F.

Looking for any information I can get about this generator.... Value?

Date of production?

Thanks in advance!

By the way, it is powered by a Tecumseh H6 engine. My guess is it was made in the 60's or 70's.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:50:40 AM
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I do not know any thing about your gen set. But welcome to the stak. Someone will know something about it. Bill K
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Thank You Bill!
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:33:24 PM
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A picture or two might help. There were many companies selling private label sets back then, if you bought a truckload or two, you could get any name you wanted on them.
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I am new here so I am not allowed to post pics yet. Can I email them to you?
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:12:21 AM
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You can post pictures as long as you are a registered user. Read this thread from the help section:

http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40589
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:10:47 AM
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Default Re: Master Mechanic MFG

Just a guess could the serial number be a date code 78F ie. 78 = 1978 F = June
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There were many companies selling private label sets back then, if you bought a truckload or two, you could get any name you wanted on them.
That still holds true for any Chinesse product. I was told by a direct importer the minimum was two containers. He was importing ATV's and motor cycles.

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Old 04-08-2012, 07:49:58 PM
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Isn't "Master Mechanic" an ACE Hardware trade name?
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From what I have researched Master Mechanic MFG is a company out of Milwaukee that made various products.
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Here are some pics.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:21:47 PM
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Sorry guys, I had 2 other pictures, but this forum won't upload them.
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This genset had been sitting for several years. So when I got it, first thing I did was pull the bowl off of the carb. Bowl gasket fell apart, bowl was fairly clean. Got a bowl gasket/ needle and seat kit and a new spark plug, installed and tried to crank. Had fire, but no luck cranking. Sounded like a valve was probably stuck. Pulled head cover, lots of carbon, clean combustion chamber and valve area, torqued head cover bolts and tried again. Engine started and ran good for 2 minutes. In that 2 minutes, generator was not producing. Checked fire when engine shut down, NO FIRE. Pulled flywheel found a very old POINTS style ignition. Went to my favorite small engine shop and purchased points and condenser. Found online where folks who have generators that sit up and dont produce can be re-excited with a power drill by plugging into generator, holding trigger, and spinning drill chuck. Installed new condenser, cleaned old points (still looked great), made sure points were set to factory .020 gap, reinstalled flywheel. Cranked and ran great but still not producing. Tried the power drill excite trick and whaaa laaaa!!! Generator runs great and puts out 121 volt with a 5,000 btu A/C load.!!!!!
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:06:30 PM
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glad to hear you got it figured out and producing.
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I just today found one in our local junkyard....
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some people have all the luck!
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