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Sacrificial Onan 4.0 BFA - A JohnnyC Executive Decision


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Default Sacrificial Onan 4.0 BFA - A JohnnyC Executive Decision

Those that followed the recent events regarding my Onan 4.0 BFA (decarbonization experiments, vapor fuel conversion and Death Match) that was determined to be unrepairable by a small engine shop before I got it and fixed it, I made an ultimate decision on what I plan to do with it.

At first, I just wanted to get it running and blow it up like as in BOOM! Well, I found out that the little Onan just would not die, period!!! I did everything from throwing human piss into the air horn of the carburetor to many other forms of cruel and unusual abuse. The little Onan took it all and seemed to run better each time I tried harder to kill it. Then it took on the China Chumpion without a hiccup.

Today I made a JohnnyC executive decision to restore it and make it look like a "trailer queen" generator and proudly display it next to my 6.5NH/T260G and 5.0CCK gensets which were restored over the past 1-1/2 years. It earned it's right to live on in honor.

This evening I started the restoration by gunking tons of oil, dirt and grime from its exterior. Over the next week or two I will be breaking it down for restoration. I have no set time to finish, but as long as I keep at it several hours each week I should be done by the end of August. It will be a challenge because of the advance stages of rust.

Attached below are pictures showing the beginning of a new life for my little Onan 4.0 BFA. It is a work horse and without doubt, bullet proof.

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I admire your choice Johnny. Another saved from the scrap heap.
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You do know that when in full spif condition it won't run as well.
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good man! I think you should do a little pinstripe on it as the China killer lol.. or something cleaver of the sorts..
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good man! I think you should do a little pinstripe on it as the China killer lol.. or something cleaver of the sorts..
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Cheating the junk man is always a good thing.
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after all the stuff you poured down its Throat in the Beginning it may Behove you to acquire several Hazmat Suits and several pair of Heavy Duty Chemical Gloves to use during the Tear-down and Sterilization Process before the rebuild and Painting due to possible Health Concerns from the PROBABLE CONTAMINATION of that Poor Machine. Doug.
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Yellow is on to something here. This unit definitely needs some recognition for it's big win. How about going online and printing up a stick on label or two for a couple bucks.

Design something a bit more creative than this basic example I quickly keyed in here. http://www.stickeryou.com/2/stickermaker#
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Thinking Johnny may be feeling guilty for all the horrible stuff he did to the onan and is needing forgiveness from the onan gods.
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The forthcoming full resto should placate the gods of power.
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