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PH Bug welder

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02-21-2012 19:36:55

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I bought a "Bug" welder at an auction and it would not turn a full cycle. I pulled the right head and found a broken piston and a piece of it was embedded in it wedging between head and piston. On this welder the engine is started by energizing the generator. If I hook a battery up and push start button and the generator turns the engine does this mean the generator is probably good? Thanks for any help. doorman

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02-24-2012 16:41:02

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 Re: PH Bug welder in reply to doorman, 02-21-2012 19:36:55  
Thanks for the response. Don.

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Billy Shafer

02-24-2012 16:14:41

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 Re: PH Bug welder in reply to doorman, 02-21-2012 19:36:55  
Most likely a CCK Onan engine. If it does turn you are only using the DC side of it. But it is probably ok on the AC side also. Engine parts are still out there.

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02-22-2012 06:32:20

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 Re: PH Bug welder in reply to doorman, 02-21-2012 19:36:55  
Generator probably OK. Older Railroad locomotives
used to be started that way, by energizing the generator..567 cubic inch per cylinder V6's,
V8's, V12's.

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