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Got old Onan genset today,no id tag.

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Old 05-02-2009, 09:25:28 PM
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Default Got old Onan genset today,no id tag.

previous owner said this genset was backup in a small plant in delaware and the maint. man removed ID tag to keep it in his maint files. i have the number that is stamped in the block by the points tower (984972). i believe someone out there can look up this # in production records and tell me what this genset is and what is its serial #. also in the junction box on top of the gen m-1 and m-4 feed out thru a piece of sealtight (are these two each a 110 hot leg? m-2 and m-3 are joined togeather with a white wire also exiting the same sealtight (i assume that this is the third leg [neutral] of a 110/220 single phase system that i need as a backup for my house. iforgot to mention that this a NG genset. also there are 4 small wires going to a starting battery, maybe to recharge it(1 is marked +bat. and the other 3 are not marked(all disconnected now). if i can find out what i have got i will buy an owners manual so i wont have to bother you guys with all these stupid qusstions. thanks so much for your time and patience. PERRY
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:33:39 PM
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Default Re: got old onan genset today,no id tag.

Post a picture or two. There are people here who can ID most sets "on sight".
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Talking Re: Got old Onan genset today,no id tag.

Sounds an awful lot like one of the CCK/NH Twin Cyl Opposed Types with a -3 Voltage Code (120/240 Vac) Pictures are worth MORE than a thousand words.
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Default Re: Got old Onan genset today,no id tag.

Folks who remove data tags from equipment, any equipment, should have a finger smashed into jelly with a 24oz machinist hammer.
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Default Re: Got old Onan genset today,no id tag.

Aw Gunny that's to much. I think it should be cut off.
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