P.E. 75 "AF".

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P.E. 75 "AF".

Post by D.R.H. » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:12 pm

Howdy Gents, I was looking through Craigslist last Saturday and found a new little gem in the heavy equipment section waiting for me. The seller was asking $150.00 and I thought that that was a reasonable fee to pay for a W.W. 2 Gennie. I have already restored one that I know is a March 1943 model and was told that that was the start of production for this type of generator.. However I don't know what its' particular letter code of assembly is. It could be "AA", "AB", "AC" or "AD". I do know it has a Briggs and Stratton "ZZ" engine, 6.5 H.P.
The new acquisition is an "AF" assembly. I don't know which particular engine is providing the power to turn the alternator, nor do I know the date of manufacture. Does anyone have an idea about the engine?
Here are some photos of both gens., and if one is good are two better?

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You can see that some mechanical genius decided to circumvent the two pin twist lock plugs and hard wire a cord right to the output box.
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My restored "A?", on left, model and the new to me "AF" model, on right.
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Data plates are always fun to read, I think. The "AF" had been moisture and fungal protected 7 May, 1952.
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Due to the difference in engines, this data plate leads me to think that the company listed was an authorized Briggs and Stratton sub-contractor able to build and assemble these different units. I am not sure though.
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I was very happy when I looked into the accessory/tool box that the cover plate/plug outlet was there. A spare carb. was also found. The mechanical genius can now be given accolades for not tossing them out :) .
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Well, thanks for lookin', if anyone has any more knowledge about either Gennie, please let me know. :)
In Loving Memoriam: George R. Hancock. 20 Mar. 1938 - 11 Jan. 2017. U.S.A.F. 1956 - 1962. R.I.P. Dad.

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Re: P.E. 75 "AF".

Post by GreyWulf » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:48 am

The AF model has the correct B&S model 23 engine. It is a 7hp. These were made in the early 50s because of the drain of the Korean War.
1942 Slat Grill #111246
1943 GPW #135942
1943 PE-49F
1943 PE-75AC
1943 PE-77E
1944 PE-95G
SCR-177B, SCR-188A, SCR-274N, SCR-284, SCR-300,
SCR-508/528, SCR-509/510, SCR-593, TRC-2,
BC-312/314/342/344s, BC-348R/P/Q, BC-611C/D, BC-652A,
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Re: P.E. 75 "AF".

Post by D.R.H. » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:22 pm

Thanks G.W., I was doing some research and found Your You Tube video with the same Gennie. I heard you say the model engine and did some looking around and found that my generator is as You say, Korean War Vintage. I think now it was built close to 1952 as the M.F.P. data plate shoe the date.
I don't mind, it is still really cool and will look nicer once I have cleaned up the paint. Thanks for Your input.
In Loving Memoriam: George R. Hancock. 20 Mar. 1938 - 11 Jan. 2017. U.S.A.F. 1956 - 1962. R.I.P. Dad.

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