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Old 11-13-2004, 10:28:20 AM
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Good morning all, my name is Jay. I found your wonderful site while searching for info on an old Onan genset that was recently given to me. I have had no luck finding and info. whatsoever on this unit...my guess is that it is probably from the early 50's or so. It is labeled "Dan Onan & Sons" Specs are as follows: Model 305CK-3R, Ser#13B474853, Spec 1T, driving a generator with specs as follows: 115/230AC, KVA 3.5 (3500 watts), Gen # 412357, P factor is 1, 15.2 amp., Gen data#3CK3C1A. I know that is alot of info...if anyone can help me out here i would greatly appreciate it. Plan to restore this unit to full operating condition.
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Jay just got back on the site.I will have to breakdown your codes,but I know you have a 3.5 kw CK.If I remember correctly it is a 1957 model.Will get back to you.
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Thanks Billy, I appreciate the help
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Jay most of the info you know.3.5KW CK,Built in Jan 1953 120/240 output.1T= 1 coustomer requested change,T is factory change from standerd model.Code book does not list what change.Was able to be started from remote location.3 is code 120/240,R is remote start.Hope this helps.
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Billy..what color are these genrators typically from this era? This particular unit is a gold/copper kind of color and has not been repainted, it is factory original with all of the printing on the shrouds still in place. Would it be possible to puchase a copy of the manual for this unit? Thanks again.
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Jay not sure about the color.When I started with Onan the old color was a green with a gold look to it.As for the manual not sure about the factory having one.I do know a guy at work that has a file on alot of the old units.Will see what he has.
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