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Identify This Gen Set?

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Old 07-23-2018, 07:18:36 AM
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Default Re: Identify This Gen Set?

My last word on the subject is this Early mid twenties Onan ad.
Quite interesting in itself.
I added this to show Onan's used the same configuration on a lot of their earlier gensets.
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Old 07-24-2018, 12:31:06 PM
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I thought that might be an Onan, wasn't sure.. Design changes came fast in the early days, Firewoodguy came across a slightly newer 1KVS not so long ago.. Same thing, only different sbbloom69 should buy it for the right price, but, but it's going to be difficult to find parts for. I now have six OTC sets, and each engine is unique.
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Gus, the one on the left looks close, mainly because of the "distributor" on the left side of the engine.

Unfortunately, I had to pass on the deals. Something came up (funds, time, and my wife's car that needed brakes and a right CV axle). So, if any of the items are still there in 3 weeks, I may still have a chance. Otherwise, someones going to get some good stuff. The Hit / miss engines included a complete Economy 2.5hp, a 5hp Fairbanks Morse (missing ignition), and a 2 or 2.5hp Fairbanks Morse missing the ignition and the mixer/carb. The Economy was being disassembled and on the bench when the man died. Oh well.
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