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Billy S. Did you ever see these on LKs or CCKs?


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Default Billy S. Did you ever see these on LKs or CCKs?

This is inside the Vacu-flo outlet. It is a thermostatic controlled air shutter. There is also an over temp kill switch too. This is on the enclosed 2.5LK I bought a month ago. I took it apart and tested the thermostat with my heat gun and it extended at what temperature is somewhat of a guess. So Billy, Would you leave this installed and let it do its thing trusting that it will open at the right temperature of hook it wide open? The last picture is with it set and it has a heavy spring to close it until the thermostat element pushes it open.
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Default Re: Billy S. Did you ever see these on LK's or CCK's?

Yes I saw one when I first went to work for Onan. Extreme cold weather kit. Guy was down from Alaska. Only One I ever saw. Where you live it should already be open part of the way. Lube it up might be fun just to watch it work.
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Lube it up might be fun just to watch it work.
You know Billy, That sounds a little kinky!
I knew if anyone has seen one it would be you. This is just another thing that amazes me about the earlier days of the Onan Corporation.
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Well I am 66 and still have dreams. Doesn't get a chance to work very often.

Onan did build some items that very few have seen. When I first went to the factory. We sat around the pool one night. Talking to an old Onan worker that was paid to invent new items. If Onan had a request for something. They would build it. See if it would work. During the war they built a kit for PT Boats. When needed they could flip a switch. Which shifted the Onan exhaust to under water exhaust. The JA is also a oddball genset. Very advanced for the time. But they had a remote start system. Low battery or cold temp. Would start the generator. Now a common item.

They made a kit for water cooled field units. Wrapped around the exhaust pipe with some tubes. Would give the front line troops. Some hot water they could shave and wash up with. Wasn't much but better than cold all the time. Also had a small ice plant run by a OTC.

This is an 3-2 wire converter. locked the starter out by having power on the generator leads. Start disconnect controled by the contactor coil
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