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Albino Storm
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« 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. :-)



 
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Albino Storm
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« Reply #1 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.

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Mike
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« Reply #2 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. 
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Albino Storm
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« Reply #3 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
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Albino Storm
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 07:06:49 AM »

Tail
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Albino Storm
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 02:40:48 PM »

Propeller
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Albino Storm
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2017, 11:40:31 AM »

Gen
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2017, 11:41:24 AM »

another
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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 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
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« Reply #10 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
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2019, 06:40:59 PM »

Tnx for so fast answer!
Vasile
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