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Possible new toy Onan 7.5 JB


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Old 03-13-2017, 08:17:04 PM
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Just want to give a special thank you to Leon, he was generous to sent high performance wires and ends to replace my junk OEM wires.

Leon, thanks again, Ed.
It's only because your JB is a magneciter!
He has had "Real Time" experience and extended service with his set. That was generous of him!
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Motörhead, yes because I know those wires worked out very well on my JB and I think his machine is pretty much identical to mine. I have six left if anyone wants them.

BTW Imhave not exercised my JBfor oh, maybe 3-4 weeks now. I did check the battery float voltage today and it was 14.4 volts with a shed temperature around 15 degrees. So, I think we are all set should we loose power tomorrow. They are talking about maybe 24 inches and gusts to 50. Am toying with the idea of just switching over to JB power as my prime source for the entire day since it is suppose to be a one day event. My Jb has been getting off easy since the Blizzard of 78. Depending what happens, maybe I can snap a couple of pictures for you all.
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Johnny C- i received the o-rings yesterday afternoon, thank you again. Good thing they were taped on the paper or i would have not gotten ANY see pics.

It took 1 week for them to get 1/2 ways through N.J. Last week Leon sent wires from north of Boston and they got here in 3 days!!!!! regular mail and in about a 6x8 bubble envelope, and probably 1/2 way through heavy snow. Go figure, thats why the post office is broke, UPS would have doni it under 24 HRS. shipping ground, but 3x the price.
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Ed, I am glad they finally arrived. Sad it took almost 5 days for a standard sized envelope to go 1/2 ways across the state. A currier service could have delivered the envelope in less than 2 hour.

Interesting regarding the hole in the side of the envelope. I wonder if a dishonest mail person thought there was ca$h in the envelope since the O-rings create a funny bump. Well, at least they arrived and all there. If you need more I have 42 O-rings left of which I plan to only use 8 when I am ready to put my JB back together sometime by the year 2027.

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Never thought of foul play, i looked at the envelope after reading this and it IS a clean slice about 1 1/2" long. Very possible somebody took a look.
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Never thought of foul play, i looked at the envelope after reading this and it IS a clean slice about 1 1/2" long. Very possible somebody took a look.
If it is a clean slice ( not a tear) as seen in your picture I believe without doubt the envelope was opened by someone in the postal service. Not good.
At least the "payload" is all there and in good condition.

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Been so busy no time to touch the JB.

Yesterday i wanted to finally give it a run other than just popping it over so i got my spare garretson regulator that i never tried, pulled the piping off the CCK, connected the nat gas line, and POW. it fired right away, let it run for about 20 min. 62HZ 120/240 V no load (have nothing but wires right now) did not have to adjust anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SO its time to start getting serious and get my azz moving soon as i get back from florida. Best 200.00 i ever spent, Ed
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Ed, sounds like a home run. good to hear that everything is ok.

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SO, had a little time today to work on the new JB, cut and installed the new plug wires that LEON was so generous to donate to me, they work great, very hot spark, (thanks leon) and installed new plugs and gaped for nat gas.

took off mag cover and blew out w/ compressor and ensured brushes were free, all was good and rings were perfect, almost looked new, just a light brown glaze.

Greased end bearing and removed old grease, (really probably did not need it, grease looked new and fresh)

wanted to flip over to gen power w/ air running but by then wife came home and immediately shut OFF air, she is a reptile, loves the heat, so that was it for the day, had to do the wife thing and heading to concert tonight so tomorrow is another day.
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