Tom's 5GO Onan Restoration
1947 5GO Onan Restoration
I purchased this Onan generator a few years ago
for a retirement project.
I have about five months
time into it now, working off and on.
The serial number de-codes it as a 1947 vintage.
It's powered by a Continental Y-91 four cylinder engine.
This is what it looked like when I purchased it.
The disassembly -
The back side of the panel. Radiator, grill, gas tank, etc. removed.
The generator before & during removal.
Head Removal - Lots of carbon!
Bottom side of engine
Clean up, wire repair, & new toggle switches were required on the panel.
The "Start Disconnect Relay" & box being refurbished.
Engine and Panel refurbished, and back on the frame
Paint stripped from radiator & back on the unit
Push the "START" button to see it running!
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