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    I've seen some of these sets being converted to using a commercial generator head. Marathon Power systems is the one that I have looked at.

    Where else can you purchase a low rpm diesel engine already skid mounted that all you have to do is to mount a $2000 head and have a genset well worth over $8K.

    If you check eBay, there are Chinses genset heads in the 15-25K range for less than $500.

    I checked the TM and the MEP-003 has a 140cu in engine.

    (1) The engine powering this Generator Set is a
    4 cylinder, 4 cycle air cooled engine, with a 140 cubic
    inch (cu. in.) displacement. A mechanical governor
    keeps engine speed at 1800 revolutions per minute
    (RPM) under rated load conditions for the MEP-003A
    and at 2000 RPM for the MEP-112A.
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    nonotagain,

    you are correct about the CID. I didn't look in the TM, I used some information posted on GL of all places...I should have known it was wrong...LOL

    The bore of these engines is 3.5 inches, compared to most of the civilian DJC's (I think) which are 3.25 inches. The stroke is 3.625. That gives you a CID per cylinder of 34.89 inches. Times 4 cylinders is 139.56 CID...so there you go, it's even bigger. There is no way that a 140 cubic inch diesel is only putting out 18 HP!! It's gotta be close to or over 30 HP at the least.

    As to the generator heads...why would you want to put on a different head? The generator heads on these are already conservatively rated at 10 KW, in actuality they are capable of closer to 15 KW the way they sit. Plus they are 3 phase, which could be handy for some people. And the specs to rewind them are in the TM, so you can take it to any electric motor rewind shop and they should be able to rebuild it to like new condition if it ever did develop a problem.

    On a side note, my power went out at about 10:00 A.M this morning...2 days after the snow stopped. And it's still out, so I'm happily running my whole house with my MEP-003a (2 1/2 hours and counting...LOL). You're never going to find any civilian set to do what these beasts can do, even if the prices on these sets has been creeping up over $2000 or more.
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    I think I have about $1500 in mine with the ASK enclosure. I had to get a tank, which a memeber here hooked me up with an NOS tank for cheap. Purrs like a kitten with a little over 800 hours.
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    Ok, I just have to ask, what is ASK?

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    Audio Suppression Kit - or something close to that. Makes the genset sound like a 707 taking off instead of a flight of B52s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speddmon View Post
    nonotagain,

    you are correct about the CID.

    As to the generator heads...why would you want to put on a different head? The generator heads on these are already conservatively rated at 10 KW, in actuality they are capable of closer to 15 KW the way they sit. Plus they are 3 phase, which could be handy for some people. And the specs to rewind them are in the TM, so you can take it to any electric motor rewind shop and they should be able to rebuild it to like new condition if it ever did develop a problem.
    The only reason that I brought up changing the gen head is/was that if the regulator goes out on a MEP, replacements are pricey and somewhat hard to find. By changing to a commercial head all of the controls would be new and available. Also I am looking at moving my higher hour machine (2200 hrs) down to my mom-n-dad's house and making it into an autostart set.

    I don't trust my dad to set the frequency to 60 hz, so a modern set would automatically fix this issue. Dad is getting a little forgetful in his elder years.
    1997 Pribbs M105a3 (X2)
    1997 Pribbs M101a3
    1997 Kasel M116a3
    2005 Kasel M101a3 (X2)
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    1989 MEP-003a
    1983 MEP-003a
    1973 Kaiser M818

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    Come and get em. I've got a mep003 w/ 542 hr on it too.
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    You should be able to add an electronic governor for $200-300 if you don't mind hunting ebay deals, it seems the 24 volt governors seem to sell for a lot less than the 12 volt ones on ebay, I guess it is supply and demand. I equipped the 125KW Onan here at work with one (actuator, controller and speed sensor pickup all new, some in boxes ) for about $260 last year thanks to ebay and a couple of months of shopping, mainly for the right actuator.

    Ike

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    Quote Originally Posted by rneely View Post
    Ok, I just have to ask, what is ASK?

    This is what it looks like from the side. For you rural folks, they are just a PITA. For us city dwellers, they really cut down on the noise.
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    For those of you that are curious about the sale I was following it ended with the MEP-002a's with a few hundred hours selling about $650 ($660 for the mismatched color ASK unit), the low hour MEP-002a's selling for $820-$1234 with most around $1050. The MEP-003a's were all low hour went for $2271-$2722 with the majority selling for $2,450-$2,550. Note the majority were tan units, with a few green units mixed in, color seems to have made no difference on price.

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