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WWII Crosley powered, 5 KW generator mfg by Kohler

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Very similar to a pair of generator carcasses I have that were fitted with Continental YS-69s... this machine has a heating system... a fuel burner that warms the engine coolant and oil pan... that's what all that extra ductwork and plumbing is all about.

Gut feeling is that the Crosley engine was not likely a high-volume production, if it actually went past prototype. Does anyone see a governor in there anywhere?
 

Vanman

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07/10/2019
I can't even find the carburetor. :bonk: It's like Where's Waldo lol.

Are these 1800 rpm? Have seen some old military sets that are 1200.

Keith
 

J.B. Castagnos

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There's no starter and no distributor on the generator, the extra engine has both. That may be a magneto driven by the camshaft on the back of the head. I wonder if it was armature start or hand cranked.
 

Vanman

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Or perhaps the oil filter, down low near the center of photo number two...
 
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