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Onan 5JB @ .20cents a lb


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Old 03-08-2017, 06:36:36 PM
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Very interesting..

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... 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!...
At most of the scrap yards I know of, everything that comes in the gate is treated like scrap - the thinking is that if it was worth more than that, it wouldn't be there.
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Default Re: Onan 5JB @ .20cents a lb

If you are careful you should be able to weld up the carb body, or get your welder buddy to tig it. Otherwise nothing too tough about fixing that one up . Cool score. Cheers Dan
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Here is your build sheet.
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Default Re: Onan 5JB @ .20cents a lb

Looks like only the flange of carb is damaged. Should be able to get a welder to weld it up.

TIG welder supposed to be best, can control heat on that very well , down to almost nothing. TIG can weld razor blades even.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:21:46 PM
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The broken carb was a new or rebuilt, happen to have though 2 other carbs off of onan motors,(don't know size). I will build one out of the 3. Nice to have spare parts around. Dan
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that was a good deal at 20 cent a pound! i bought an air compressor at the junk yard for 45 cent a pound.it was 80 gallon tank ,with a 5 hp motor & dual stage compressor. couldn't by the tank or motor for that.why do some people have all the luck!
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Old 03-10-2017, 08:52:47 AM
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It is not luck. It is good to have friends who are in high places and look out for me. The amount of quality old machines of all kind thrown out is incredible. This could get off topic fast so I will stop here. I have "rescued" 10 or so Onan's in the last 5 years from different salvage yards, a very small drop in the bucket. As always, the right place at the right time. Dan
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I've got a friend with a half ton visiting up near Owen Sound. You really don't want that thing cluttering up your yard, so I'll have him drop by this morning on his way back to NB and take it off your hands...

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David M (Hartland, New Brunswick - home of the longest covered bridge in the world)
(PS - if you ever get too many to handle, that friend is up to Ontario a couple times a year, and my brother lives over in Scarborough...)
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hi boy Another crazy canuk collecting onans. I am off grid near Apsley Ontario in the summer . I got my first onan 3 years ago had other brands before that. Currently I have 3 onans , funny part is that I can not stop looking in kijiji for more to pick up. Found 2 4500 watt units last summer for $100.00 the guy was sending them to the scrap yard too.

The best thing I like about these units it stopped my fluorescent lights from flickering and they have full pressurized oil lub . They run forever if you keep on feeding them . I use propane in the summer and gasoline in the winter . The one I use for main service started in - 30 c weather a month ago no problem.
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