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Old 07-29-2019, 11:34:16 AM
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Default Home built Maytag generator

I just picked up this homemade gen setup using a model 72 engine. Either someone bought the LeClair parts and put this together or this engine powered something else and was adapted to this generator. The pulley is cast iron 4.5 dia. and part#SC107. The engine S/N is 116582X built in June 1947. The base looks very much like a Simmer pump base but judging by the crummy welds and no pump platform I think it is home built. It also has an air cleaner which makes me think this could have been a lawn mower engine at one time. Any more info is appreciated. thanks
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Yea, I think it was fabricated back in the 50's. I agree probably was made for a lawnmower originally.
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100% right home made
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Turbo I think you are absolutely right home made from a lawn mower engine.... and after you give the guy his dues for the lead on this engine I’m certain you gave to much for it. all kidding aside I like it a lot and it should be displayed as is or close to it. It’s really amazing what lengths people went to for a “tool” they needed. For what’s its worth my opinion is keep it this way and display it as you acquired it.
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Does the generator have a information tag on it ? Anything would be helpful.
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It looks like a Bodine DC motor that is spun to produce x DC volts.
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Default Re: Home built Maytag generator

It is a General electric DC motor that is spun to make it generate current. There is no other info on the motor besides the MFG. I am assuming 110V DC Not sure is GE produced 32 volt stuff? I decided to disassemble it and make a simmer pump. The base is homemade but looks almost identical to Simmer pump base. I have a nice late Wico twin setup for a Simmer pump but is missing the base. Then plan to find a lawn mower and build a LeClaire lawn mower kit setup with this engine. Thanks for the info guys!
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