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PE-75k and Leland Alternator


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Old 12-11-2012, 12:00:38 AM
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I have a running '38 Briggs and Stratton Model K engine mounted onto the PE-75K sled, with the orginal Leland Alternator, Its runs great, produces power, and heavier than a tank! Thats all I know, I was hoping for more information, Why the K? What was it used for? Where did it go? What was the orginal colors? Etc.. All and any information would be more than greatly appreciated!
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I have a running '38 Briggs and Stratton Model K engine mounted onto the PE-75K sled, with the orginal Leland Alternator, Its runs great, produces power, and heavier than a tank! Thats all I know, I was hoping for more information, Why the K? What was it used for? Where did it go? What was the orginal colors? Etc.. All and any information would be more than greatly appreciated!
I believe the original color was army olive drab and that is the color of mine and the orinals I have seen. I have the manuals for this set and if you are interested in purchasing same, please send me a PM. Thanks, Don
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:53:38 PM
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My PE75T is 1943 and has a Model ZZ engine. Your 75-K is also in TM 11-900. Your orginal paint was probably WWII Olive Drab.
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The only information I can give you on those Leland generators is that they are tough!

I swapped for one that I gave to a friend. We cleaned-up and painted the Leland and direct coupled it to a Stover DV-2 engine.

When we load tested it, it was still making voltage and 58 cycles at 3.5kW although the DV-2 was pegged.
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Hey PE, if you haven't bought a Tech. Manual from HassieRiver yet, I would suggest you do so. I was pulling my hair out early in 2011. I posted here and he helped me out with a manual. He is a good man.
What I have found out so far, is that all military issued P.E.-75's were olive drab. Early models were painted with Fed. stock #33070, later models were #34087. The alternator is 4000 watts max., 120 volts A/C, and will deliver 22.5 amps. So be careful when it is running, it has the capacity to kill you.
Your engine is a K model and should have a hand crank starter on it. Hence the four holes on the flywheel cover. No matter, it is still a 6.5 h.p. engine and has enough power to turn the alternator.
I found a 1950's Stewart Warner hand held tachometer on Ebay. The Alternator must be tuned to run at 1850 R.P.M. to avoid fast wear of the brushes. 1850 R.P.M. will produce a very clean 60 cycles, any slower will cause excess brush wear, as per the T.M.
Good luck, Dave.
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I would love to get a manual, how much would that be?
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I have one that is probably Korean war vintage. No ID tag on the engine, but it is a Briggs Model 23 with a German made Lorentz generator belted to it.
Bought it 30 (+/-) years ago out of a sale flyer from a liquidator named C.O.M.B (Close Out Merchandise Business). Think I gave around $200 for it.
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