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I enjoyed your article on the Onan CCK generator. Starting in the early sixties for about 15 years I made a living in the Air Force maintaining 40 or so, of these generators among a host of other assorted ground support equipment. They powered portable light carts (Air Force NF-2) which also supplied 115 VAC for aircraft maintenance test equipment. b games 2 These things literally ran thousands of hours a year and I can remember tearing down only one engine for internal problems. It was a near perfect example of a balanced engine, and though it never idled in normal use it could idle about as smooth as a Swiss watch.

Scheduled maintenance was just about limited to changing oil and filters, changing spark plugs and scraping carbon out of the heads once a year. About the only unscheduled maintenance involved the 24 volt cranking battery that often times was castaways from the aircraft battery shop. Mechanics that complained about frequency control likely did not understand how to adjust the governor vacuum boost or did not replace dried out seals and diaphragm. Bad Onan mechanics were not hard to find because, like the Maytag repairman, they didn’t get much practice.

Electrically, everything was done by relay logic. electricity lesson plans 8th grade A few years ago I got a motor home CCK unit in my shop with a small circuit board on it that had failed. It had two large transistors and half a dozen diodes, caps and resistors. It had replaced a couple of relays. The local parts distributor only wanted $360 for a replacement board. 1 electricity unit in kwh He told me they had so much trouble with the solid state stuff that after a couple of years they went back to relays. How’s that for KISS? I ended up repairing the board.

Is there a relay to push to get the fuel pump to prime the engine? I just picked up one of these which had been sitting around for a few years. A friend helped with getting it going – we decoked the head and put it back together. He got it going playing with the fuel screws to let the old fuel out. electricity prices by state One thing was that he had to hotwire the fuel pump as when you pushed the start button it wasn’t priming the engine.

I was on this board earlier asking about a lister that had come available – but that was beyond my price point and as a neophyte to old reliable engines a bit of a pipe dream. I’d been looking for a generator to power our house in outtages and wanting to avoid what my wife would get – a big box type generator … and liked the look of the onan 6500 w rv generators – that at least ran at 1800 rpm rather than 3600. One showed up on Craigslist – I took a bit of a leap of faith as it wasn’t running and was in storage and I didn’t know the model of it even. My friend told me its an old cck from the 60s. hair electricity dance moms Now that it’s gotten running I need to give it a home, put the muffler on, change the oil and filter and spark plugs – and see how it runs the house. I’m glad I just happened upon a keeper (for $350) … when a lister was a bit beyond me (at $3500).

When I got it, the guy who had it didn’t know much about engines in general and I have had to re-do much of his wiring on the 120VAC side, as he simply had taken bare wires and twisted them together when he removed it from the RV to become a free-standing’ unit. Much is missing too. gas and water llc Still, it runs and operates well. That is except for a few glitches. There is an aftermarket electric fuel pump on it, connected to a 1 gal. makeshift gas tank that came off of a pressure washer unit, and had no filters what-so-ever, which created immediate probs. with the carb. Of which I have removed several times and cleaned the needle & seat, power circuit etc. Fortunately, they are very simple carbs. and have only needed to remove the top. electricity cost per watt The intake manifold must be removed to get to the bolts underneath the carb base, but still, even if needed, that won’t require much.

I’m learning as I go, and right now my problem is that it doesn’t charge the batt. It gets it’s 12V circuit from internal fields in the gen. but otherwise is similar to an older style auto system with a separate voltage regulator. Of which, very little information seems forthcoming, at least via the net. So once again, I’ll try my trial & error approach and see what happens.