Recently Acquired JHGW5A - Help

travistodd1

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Hello, I recently was given an old military generator. It has been stored inside and other than being painted yellow, it looks to be in good shape. It was being used and kept up then one day they put it away and that was where it was left for close to 20 years. It is a 1958 with the Hercules gas engine. Can anyone tell me anything about it? I would like to put it back in use.
 

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Let’s help you out. Need pictures or all information from all the data plates on the housing and engine block. Plan on pulling the oil pan before trying to start it, very likely full of goop. The “5” in the nomenclature you stated might mean 5kW.
 

travistodd1

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Let’s help you out. Need pictures or all information from all the data plates on the housing and engine block. Plan on pulling the oil pan before trying to start it, very likely full of goop. The “5” in the nomenclature you stated might mean 5kW.
Thank you. It is a 5kw. I will service it before trying to fire it. 120V unit so it should work for most household things. Figure it will be a good backup generator. I can't seem to find any info on it.
 

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OK did some digging. That is a PU-286 generator and there is a quite a bit on the web.
 

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I have the LO and one TM for the 3 KW version. I THINK, the controls and wire diagram are about the same. I can post it if you want.
 
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