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Title: Started the resto on my Parris-Dunn
Post by: Albino Storm on February 20, 2017, 08:50:28 AM
I'm at a stall on restoring my 1925 Aermotor windmill until the tower comes back from powder coating, and the water well driller shows up to put the well in.

So I started on restoring my Parris-Dunn wind charger.

Someone decided to push the shaft snuggly over a Aermotor mast. After decades of setting the two rusted together.

I broke a small pipe wrench and busted the base of the Aermotor mast getting it off. But I did it. I will need to clean up the edge of the pipe on the wind charger, but I can save it.

I also got the tail off the tail shaft. I happen to score the missing prop and generator off ebay last week. :-)



 


Title: Re: Started the resto on my Parris-Dunn
Post by: Albino Storm on February 22, 2017, 02:48:34 PM
Mike, here is the generator I found on ebay. The prop that I bought with it hasn't been delivered yet.



Title: Re: Started the resto on my Parris-Dunn
Post by: Mike on February 22, 2017, 03:53:37 PM
Looks like a great project.  I believe this is the 3rd, 6V model that Parris-Dunn (including the early name, Dunn Corp) came out with.  It's circa 1937.  Below is a poor condition diagram of your model. 


Title: Re: Started the resto on my Parris-Dunn
Post by: Albino Storm on February 23, 2017, 07:02:57 AM
Wow! This will help big time! Thank you!

I see I'm missing some parts yet including the correct tower to mount my Parris-Dunn on.

My friend that will be rebuilding my generator had a question. I emailed it to you.

Thanks again!

Bill


Title: Re: Started the resto on my Parris-Dunn
Post by: Albino Storm on February 23, 2017, 07:06:49 AM
Tail


Title: Re: Started the resto on my Parris-Dunn
Post by: Albino Storm on February 24, 2017, 02:40:48 PM
Propeller


Title: Re: Started the resto on my Parris-Dunn
Post by: Albino Storm on March 03, 2017, 11:40:31 AM
Gen


Title: Re: Started the resto on my Parris-Dunn
Post by: Albino Storm on March 03, 2017, 11:41:24 AM
another


Title: Re: Started the resto on my Parris-Dunn
Post by: Albino Storm on March 13, 2017, 01:16:58 PM
Generator laying on the operating table about to go back together. A friend is rebuilding the gene for me.


Title: Re: Started the resto on my Parris-Dunn
Post by: VASSILE52 on February 20, 2019, 05:46:14 AM
I have same wincharger 6v PARRIS-DUNN
I have no idea where I put the swivel bearing.
Please ,I need the serial # to buy a new one!

Tnx!

Have a good day!

VASILE


Title: Re: Started the resto on my Parris-Dunn
Post by: Mike on February 20, 2019, 07:08:04 AM
The 6V PD tower thrust bearing is the same as what Wincharger used, Nice #5461-1.  I've searched the world over and not been able to find it. If you find it please let me know.  There is a substitute similar to what Winco used in the 70's consisiting of a plastic ball retainer ring and 2 washers, # TB-125.  You used to be able to buy them on Amazon for $8.75.  You may have to open up the ID a smidge.

https://www.amazon.com/TORQUE-TRANSMISSION-20116-Hardened-Quantity/dp/B01IBEGWC6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550667945&sr=8-1&keywords=TB-125+bearing


Title: Re: Started the resto on my Parris-Dunn
Post by: VASSILE52 on February 24, 2019, 06:40:59 PM
Tnx for so fast answer!
Vasile