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My M5 Genset

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Old 09-06-2004, 06:18:00 PM
Jim Dunmyer
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Thanks to all you who helped, I managed to get my M5 (WWII Military)genset operational. It ran for most of 4 days at Portland, powering a 1500-watt floodlight and a 1/6 Hp furnace blower. Got the floodlight at the Trading Post because I had forgotten the pipes to hang 6, 100-watt bulbs that I had rigged up at home.

Left 'er on the truck and took 'er to the S.C.R.A.P show in Gibsonburg, OH. She ran 2 full days there, powering the above loads, burning a bit over a gallon/hour of gasoline.

Although both of these shows are oriented towards "flywheel" engines, the genset got lots of attention and favorable comments from attendees and other exhibitors. Although the unit is not uncommon, one in very good shape and actually RUNNING isn't as common. Plus, there's always the contingent of Genset Fanatics. (I plead guilty!)

Sure was fun!
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Old 09-10-2004, 04:57:09 PM
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We had a close look over Jim's genny set on our flying visit to the Portland show this year, and it is really neat!

Considering the age of these things and the era they were made, they are in remarkably good condition.

We also saw another unit, similar to Jim's at the Portland sales area, and I think Jim was trying to get the fuel gage of that one to transfer over to his unit (with the owner's permission I should add!)

Well done, Jim!

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Old 09-12-2004, 07:28:10 PM
Jim Dunmyer
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Peter, That vendor with the M5 Genset said that I could have the fuel guage from his for mine, as "yours is so nice and complete otherwise". His Cyclo Breakaway penetrant got the cap loose the next morning, so I have the guage assy. It's in sad shape, but I think (Hope!) that I can salvage it.

Chatted with an older lady at the SCRAP show whose sister worked at Triplett during the War. Triplett made the meters for that genset, so that was an interesting connection.
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Old 09-15-2004, 03:47:49 PM
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Hi Jim:

Glad you got the gage off OK, quite a coincidence about the Triplett employee!

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