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Re: WW2 gen set
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2007, 02:54:08 AM »
That is an Iron horse engine made by OMC in Peterborough Canada, the engines were also manufactured in a US plant also but the serial number as well as some parts differences make the American ones and Candian hard to cross match parts for.

They were general purpose engines for wash machines pumps and small lighting plants like this.

I had one as a kid and gave it away. Realy dumb thing to do, because its collectable and a nice little engine for shows since most people think its a Maytag and never heard of Iron horse.

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Re: WW2 gen set
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2007, 04:36:51 AM »
I have an iron horse that is kick start/ it is a military version and is painted yellow/ odd little engine but runs good/ have not been able to find out much about it/it also has 2 drive pulleys/ one on each side of the engine/it was one engine that I thought that I had paid too much for but since then I have seen them go for more on ebay/not a very common engine compared to a briggs or maytag.. I am still not sure a maytag is an engine..at best it is a smelly noise maker/most people do not realize that a maytag is a hit and miss engine that turns off the ignition to control the speed, but it does not turn off the fuel so it is always smokes and smells like unburnt fuel/friends do not let their freinds run maytags//sid
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Re: WW2 gen set
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2007, 02:24:26 AM »
Sid the Canadian version of the Iron horse was common up here. The kick start was a dead give away it was a washing machine prime mover.

Last one I saw was in a small collection at the Bruce Mines musem.

The first time I  ever saw a real Maytag Sid I was baffeled, OMC had that market locked up here and I coudn't understand why you would buy it over the little iron monster.

Now have you ever seen a 25 cylce wash machine?  ;)
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Re: WW2 gen set
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2007, 03:36:14 AM »
doug/  to me the maytag was as bad as you could make an engine, yet they made many thousands of them and I think ever one is still out there/ every one threw away the washer and kept the engine and put it on lawn mowers and go carts, etc. i will send you a picture of the perfect maytag engine/ you can post it if you want too/sid
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Re: WW2 gen set
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2007, 03:47:05 AM »
The one with the Axe burried in it right?

Yes I'll reposts it of you like.

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Re: WW2 gen set
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2007, 07:23:30 AM »
The one with the Axe burried in it right?

Yes I'll reposts it of you like.

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That's on Dave Rotigel's site on Oldengine:

http://www.oldengine.org/members/rotigel/

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Re: WW2 gen set
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2007, 07:00:23 AM »

Now have you ever seen a 25 cylce wash machine?  ;)

They seem to be becoming more common.  New crappy imports.  Get about 25 wash cycles and then it breaks down.
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Re: WW2 gen set
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2007, 03:08:54 AM »
The 25 Hz motors were like bum holes at one time. Everyone had one and no 25 to run iut on.........

Splitting the winding into 2 circuts gave you a realy super tough 60 hz motor with nearly double the power but cool running. Not often any more but I used to see old ( mostly Italian ) guys with home made stuff runing with these.

Can't speak for the Chinese apliances, I hav a Chinese washer that works well.

I wouldn;t buy anything from China made from Stainless and expect it to last. China is importing a lot of  "pig nickel" and trying to push a lot of low nickel 400 series steels for durrable goods.
That crap is full of tramp metals and or simply lacks enough of the good stuff in it to ressist corrosion.

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