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Old Homelite Generator Model 22D 120-2 Comes Back To Life


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Old 09-01-2019, 12:50:32 PM
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Default Old Homelite Generator Model 22D 120-2 Comes Back To Life

I got this at the Orange Engine Show 6 or 8 years ago, maybe more.

My recollection is something like when I found it with a $50 tag on it, I offered $25 and wound up with it.

When I got it home, I put in a little gas/oil 2 cycle mix and it would not start. I dribbled a little into the air intake and pulled again. This time it fired up and the lamp bulb lit up. This lasted all of 5 seconds until the little fuel in the carburetor was gone. I cleaned it up a little and put it away in a corner of the garage.

Fast forward...... I had recently been thinking I should drag it back out and make it run. First thing I removed the carburetor to get at the fuel pick-up. Top on the list of usual suspects is the check ball which is often found stuck after years of sitting. I found it stuck, popped it loose with a dental pick, cleaned it and put it back on the engine. 1 pull on the primer pump and.... this time it fired right up and kept running!

Then I cleaned a lot of the grunge off it, fired it one more time, took a couple pictures and put it away.

Update, I ran it for about 15 minutes the next day.

I am interested in learning more about it like age, catalog cuts, etc.

Enjoy,

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A few more pictures...









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NICE! Iíve got one similar, canít remember the model off hand though... Iíve never run it, this put the bug in me to get her going. That 3600rpm scream probably good for mosquito control when mixed at the 10:1 I believe it specs!
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The metal tag on the exhaust side of the fan calls for 24 to 1.
I am using 15 to 1.

It appears to shut down after running 5-10 minutes and won't re-start until it cools down for a while.
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I havenít messed with mine and it may be different from yours so just a couple guesses... does this use that ďpressure fuel tankĒ setup? Is the cap gasket good? Do you have spark after it stops? Does the engine turn free still? I remember reading that these were prone to main bearing/crank seal issues. The bearing would wear and affect the point gap. Again Iím not real familiar with these little beasts... also I think these have a bushed small end on the rod (no needle bearings) so be real generous with the oil...
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Right after it quit I pulled the plug and it still had a good spark. Plug was clean and dry.
I even put a few drops of fuel oil mix into the cylinder before replacing the plug.
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Nice! It's one model off from the old Homelite I'd like to find. I'm holding out for a model 23a.

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Found a couple old pics of mine from a couple years ago. I think itís a 24a? 110v. I was told it ran from the fellow whoís scrap pile I pulled it from, then never had the time to mess with it. I do remember it wasnít particularly ďliteĒ when I put it in the back of my truck though
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I believe the 24A is an AC generator.
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Yes, that one is 110v 60hz @ 3600. I believe some Of these were homelites were odd frequency for aircraft, 400hz? I’m not entirely sure about that though...
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They made 180 cycle, 3 phase, 230 volt ones for running special power tools.

Here's one here. Just move the decimal point on over!
https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/...966266660.html

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Had some more fun today..

Here's another video.

Enjoy!

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The model 23a is AC 115v 15 amps. The model 24a is 115v 20 amps. Both generators are 60hz line frequency.

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