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"Found" a U-6 (so I've been told) power unit. It's got a generator on it but the generator is pretty well shot, plus it's missing parts. Engine is complete but probably stuck. I say "found" because it's been on my property since I bought the place. It was in an overgrown corner that I have been clearing for more pasture. After studying on this thing a little, I'm thinking maybe it's a potential project for some day when all my other projects are done.
What do you think? Project or parts?
As long as the block is not cracked I think you have a viable project. Especially if the generator is salvageable.
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Man I bet that thing is heavy.
Have you found found any info on the generator?
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I also notice a can over the exhaust.that keep water from pouring in.PROJECT!!!How much time and $$$.Kevin Nice find!!!!
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No cracks nowhere that I can find. No readable plates on the motor, but there is a plate on the generator. There is also something missing from the generator but I'm not sure what. Motor is supposed to be the same as an M. Front end looks like a W-6, hence the U-6 designation. (You guys aren't the only ones I questioned... ) Still got oil in the base. The can is still there on the stack but just barely. I think I'm gonna invest in a blue tarp until I get more of the current projects done. There is a "Palmer Stabilizer" on the governor and it's loose. The guages on the control panel are still there, none broke. Switches are froze up though.
Oh, I found out from the son of the previous owner of the land the generator belonged to the school board. He's head of maintenance there.
Take a little time before you throw a tarp over it, remove the spark plugs and squirt the cylinders full of penetrating oil, auto trans fluid, or something, put the plugs back in, and then tarp it. Don't even attempt to turn it over for now.
If you haven't done so already, remove the sparkplugs and pour some penetrating oil in the cylinders and replace the plugs. That should help when you finally get to work on it.
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Stretch, looks like you have a great project in front of you.
What are the pulleys for on the output shaft of the generator
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What a cool find. I wouldn't write off the generator so fast though. Those old generators were built out of increadibly better materials than anything that you find today. If you can find an old timer with an armature shop, he may know all of the tricks to bring it back to life. It is definitely worth the effort, as you will never find anything that comes half way close to that thing.
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