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Vintage Generator with a Power Products AH47 carb issue

Pakmaine

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Hello everyone I believe I have a Power Products AH-47 motor with a Fairbanks Morse recoil (not sure of the year. Anyone know?) I had a coil issue, (no spark) which I resolved. Now I would like to rebuild the carburetor. The number on the carburetor is MT37A. Is there a kit for this carburetor? Thank you
 

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Pakmaine

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Vintage Generator with a Power Products AH47

Any help on old motor? Hello everyone I believe I have a Power Products AH-47 motor with a Fairbank Morse recoil ( not sure of the year. Anyone know?) I had a coil issue, ( no spark) which I resolved. Now I would like to rebuild the carburetor. The number on the carburetor is MT37A. Is there a carb kit for this carburetor? Thank you
Not sure really what I have:wave:
 

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Vanman

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That thing is pretty cool! Can't help with the carb, but someone may have some info. Welcome to The 'Stak! :wave:
 

K-Tron

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Search Tillotson MT on ebay, you will find carburetor kits for these carburetors. The AH47 is the most common Power Products engine made. They were literally used on a thousand different model chainsaws. Parts should be very easy to source for them.

Chris
 

Pakmaine

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Thank you very much Cris. Is that what I have is the ah47? Is there a way to know the year?

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Hi Chris, thank you for getting back to me. I took your advise and went to eBay and looked up Tillotson MT and I couldn’t find a kit for the MT37A carb. Can it be crossed referenced? Thanks again

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Oh I have another question. The exhaust is quite weird. Never seen one like this. Am I supposed to loosen the nut on the exhaust end plate and just keep the plate loose or how does it work? I will upload another picture
 

Pakmaine

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Her is a picture of the exhaust.... does anyone know how to use it? Do I just loosen the wing nut on the end plate of the exhaust and let her rip or what :shrug:
 

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Pakmaine

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Vintage Generator with a Power Products AH47

Hello everyone, I am guessing when I say I think I have a Power Products AH-47 model 1000. All of the AH-47’s I see online have the round gas tank. I do know the recoil is a Fairbanks Morse. Why I was guessing on the Powr Products, was because of the yellow unreadable decal. So I’m asking for your help in identifying this motor. Year and make.
Thank you for your time
 

Arlie Levy

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It does look like a pp 1000. I have never seen one with a recoil starter unless it is later one. I have a 1000 but it all aluminum and has a rope cup start. Arlie
 

K-Tron

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If the tag of the engine is missing, all hope is not lost. Power Products often put a piece of sheet metal about the size of a quarter fastened to one of the bolts which secured the cylinder jug to the crankcase. If this tag is present, post the number that is stamped on it. The model engine can be determined from this number. Power Products also stamped the model of the engine on the flywheel/recoil hold down.

Chris
 

Pakmaine

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Hi Chris thank you for that information. What is the flywheel / recoil hold down?

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Hi Arlie
Thanks for getting back to me. I had a hard time because I was looking for a Fairbanks Morse motor, because that’s what’s written on the recoil cover. But the yellow decal I ran across and search that decal and it was on a AH47 Power Products motor. The recoil took a lot of work to get it freed up from being froze, and I didn’t know any better and kept putting penetrating oil on it to try and get it to turn. That’s when I found this site and I read someone’s thread about the recoil works great, actually better with no oil or WD40. I am going to look for that tag that Chris was telling me about. Again, thank you.

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There is another thing I don’t know what it is on the carburetor and it’s a dial, with the numbers 0 thru 9. What is that for?
 

Pakmaine

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Does anyone know where I could get a copy of the original owners manual for this old motor? I have an old Martin 60 outboard motor and I got a copy of the original manual for it. I printed it
So if anyone knows where I can download any info on the Power Products model 1000 AH47 pleas let me know ... thanks again
 

Ogrebeast64

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HERE is what I've found about replacing the carby on it, and that's about all I could find so far.
 

GADavis

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The dial with the numbers on it is actually your load jet or high speed jet as some refer to it. Adjust this under a load so it just begins to sound like a 2 stroke. Without a load it should sound like a 4 stroke or blubbering. A lot of these engines were just a plain aluminium rod bearing or at best a bronze bushing in the rod and lots of times the crankshaft bearings were just plain aluminum bores or bushings. Some of the later high end engines had needle bearings. Be sure your crankshaft seals are good or it will be hard to crank and also hard to adjust the carburetor mixture.
 
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K-Tron

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Power Products lists the MT37A as part number 630137. You need a Tecumseh/PP 630428 repair kit and a Tecumseh/PP 630258 gasket kit. Tillotson will list their own part numbers for the MT carburetors. These numbers are from my PP book. Tillotson lists the MT37 as being in production from 1953 until 1962.

Chris
 

Pakmaine

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Wow..... thank you so much for that valuable information. I really appreciate it. I did fire it up and it runs like a clock. I would love to post it as it is only 19 seconds but for some reason it won’t post.

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I got it running last night and it ran smooth. I was so happy all I had to plug into it was a fan and it worked Awesome. I’m thinking someone used this motor generator in a barn to run lights or some farm tool. I have a short video of it running last night and it’s only 19 seconds long, but I can’t post it... I tried to post it a couple times but was unsuccessfull Thanks for your help
 

Vanman

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You'll have to upload your video to a host site such as YouTube, then copy and paste the link into a post here.
 

Pakmaine

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Thank you

http:/youtu.be/-U1kyJloFjk

youtu.be/-U1kyJloFjk

If you go here you will see I got the old AH 47 model 1000 running smooth and producing power.... This was a very fun project.... thank you all for your help

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Well I hope this works. If so you’ll see I got this running smooth and generating power. Sweet

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