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Onan 5JB @ .20cents a lb


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Old 03-08-2017, 04:45:55 PM
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Model 5jb 3E/2581D, Serial 72C689064 A phone call from a friend, he is at a scrap yard and seen a Onan in the pile, asking price .20 cents a lb, was I interested? Of course. When he dropped it off, I have to admit I have never seen anything quite like it. When he told me what it weight was, I think I paid to much. It does turn over with a battery. Trying to find any info on this, seems like a orphan. Why use a JB for only 5000 watts? Dan
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Old 03-08-2017, 04:50:00 PM
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I'd say you did OK at .20c per pound, it would cost me twice that in Texas.
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Old 03-08-2017, 04:59:20 PM
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What a beast! Never seen a 5JB. Early 1960's I think. Nice find and delivered!
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Old 03-08-2017, 04:59:42 PM
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That will buff out! 20c a pound is less than i usually pay for something in locked up condition.. well not always..

How does the magnaciter look? Is the carb broke?

Made 7 of 62.. factory contractors edition

Looks like it has a vm Italian diesel engine fuel tank on it
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Joe, is that really a magnaciter???
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actually looks like a 5.0 cck gen end after looking at it.. would make it the best of both worlds if it is.. the jb engine would only at about 70% at full load
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Yellowlister, good call on that one. I went out and pulled the cover off, and sure enough, the carb is broken at the mount. The gen end is a ordinary spin and make power, nothing fancy. Dan
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Yellowlister, good call on that one. I went out and pulled the cover off, and sure enough, the carb is broken at the mount. The gen end is a ordinary spin and make power, nothing fancy. Dan
well that really sucks!!! is it fixable? pics?? we like pics
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:37:17 PM
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And on a Cart too boot! What a Lucky STEAL! You will have fun with that, and Delivered, how lucky can one bee.
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More pic's, Odd ball tank, replacement? Sure fits nice. Claw on scrap machine is stronger than Onan carb by the looks of it. You would think they would handle something old like this with more respect! Wiring is as simple As I have seen, Even the old cck's are more complicated. Dan
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