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Fairbanks ZD v-belt driven generator


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Old 07-15-2012, 03:08:12 PM
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Default Fairbanks ZD v-belt driven generator

I brought this home from an auction yesterday. Just had to!! This must be unusual, because I can't find many posts about it. It is a v-belt driven generator with all the controls there, but I don't know how to wire the three wires sticking out the top of the control box. Are there any manuals out there for this? I know it's missing the mag (someone rigged it to work on battery & coil-I think!) see pic 4. Also missing is the radiator (?) and the pulley on the generator itself. Anyone interested in this? Make me a offer! It is free and I believe will run with very little tinkering. I am cleaning the screen on the fuel pick up and the fuel tank, then will see.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:26:15 PM
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I've no idea either, on the wiring but it's a very neat looking unit. Never seen one before.
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Default Re: Fairbanks ZD v-belt driven generator

Rodney,
You found a Mod A.

It's missing the condensor type radiator (typical equipment on a lot of F M gensets), also tha belt shield as you stated. THe mag ought to be fairly easy to find. There are a lot of Ds around, but not many of the Mod. A plants made it.



I picked one of these up years ago in about the same condition.

I rigged it with an old style automotive heater core and built a belt gaurd for it.




I have the this and 1500 watt models and have seen remnants of the 3000.
This is the larger Mod A. Again the condensor radiator.



By the looks of yours, the original wiring is still in place.
The loose wires on top are the output connections and should have a small brass tag on them. I can't remember the ourtput but will take a look later when I get outside.
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Thanks, GeneratorGus! Now I know what I have anyway. That is an "R" type mag isn't it? I'm not really into this type motor. I have only kick starts, but this really caught my eye. I sure would like any other information you could give me. Thanks again!
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:29:14 PM
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Default Re: Fairbanks ZD v-belt driven generator

R or J type mag, depends how it mounts. Does it have the flange mount or base mount? I probably have the mag you need but the gear is the hard part to find. Did you get the FH bought too?
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Yes, Dan, I did get the FH. Thanks for the info on the mag. I'm not sure yet if this is a "keeper". I havn't found the "kick start" yet!!

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Oh yeh Dan, I believe this is a base mount. Sounds like I will need several parts!
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