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Old 04-16-2018, 09:45:44 PM
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Is this an Onan (see picture below)? I do not recognize the model, but it is painted Onan green

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Old 04-16-2018, 09:53:10 PM
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Looks like the APU for the B17 up to the B36. Plus some military equipment.
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I think that is a 2 stroke Homelite.
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Is this an Onan (see picture below)? I do not recognize the model, but it is painted Onan green

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Homelite. I have one just like it for my water truck:
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:39:23 PM
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Yep, I have one of those Homelites too. 3600 rpm two stroke. Quite the buzz!
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I had several of these old military genders they were two cycle. Mine put out 32 volts and we’re used primarily for starting old planes as Billy stated. The units were sold locally after airbase closed. Many made their home on remote fishing cabins until cheap and quiet 120 volt generators appeared. I finally scrapped mine. Bulbs were just too high to justify! Luck to all, Ben
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that's a homelite two stroke noisy as hell and loved fuel. I had one and gave it away!
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There should be an instruction plate somewhere. It will tell you oiling instructions and voltage output. Should have S/N on it too. Oiling instructions may be on the fuel tank cap too. I believe they were 20:1, and you can use modern 2 stroke oil in them. They are noisy, race at 3600 RPM, and are very reliable. Only one fault that I know of: the bearing in the governor - point assembly goes bad and allows the magnets in the flywheel to hit the armature on the mag, magnetizing it. Then you won't get spark. Use 16:1 in it, the bearing won't wear out. Nice looking unit. Need help with it, I am in rockaway. Let me know!
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