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Owenga

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JP.3
« on: May 10, 2021, 02:17:35 PM »
I spotted a cool “Barnfind “ it’s a 1940s original JP3 generator almost complete the huge old meter board etc... It was rescued from the dump about 20 years ago and had been in a shed unused for about 20 years before that ....

Hugh Conway

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Re: JP.3
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2021, 05:54:19 PM »
Splendid!
Clean it up a bit, squirt some oil in the cylinders, make sure it rotates freely.
Give it some fuel and bleed it. Maybe it will start!
A few years back, I was able to rescue an abandoned SR2 gen set from a small island near here.
It was all oily and had been run with a broken exhaust pipe. DIRTY BEAST!
Had to partially assemble it to transport in a small tin boat.
It was an adventure.
I eventually gave it to a LEF member on the other side of the country.
I believe he put it back into service.
That JP3 and all of it's gear would be fairly rare.
Cheers
Hugh

JKson 6/1  (Utterpower PMG ) Off-grid
Lister 6/1 Start-O-Matic engine......running with PMG
1978 Royal Enfield (glutton for punishment by Indian iron)
1963 BMW R-27 project