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 Author  Topic: 5.5kw Generator
Higgins Fan

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Higgins Fan   Send Email To Higgins Fan Posted on: Oct 12, 2012 - 5:06pm
These were sold to the navy by Capitol Engine Company during the war. They were Waukesha ICK motors that were modified for PT boat use. They had a dual function, supplied electrical power to the boat, and powered the bilge pump.

I'm looking for a power unit, and control panel for the 305. I would appreciate any information on locating these.


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of 29navy  Posted on: Oct 13, 2012 - 11:11am
While I don't have the generator, I do have the instruction manual and parts list for one.



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We are interested in your manual and parts list, even a copy of it. Do you wish to part with it?

My phone number is 504-528-1944 x375


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29navy

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I'll make a copy for you.

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Higgins Fan   Send Email To Higgins Fan Posted on: Oct 14, 2012 - 9:37am
Very much appreciated.

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National WWII Museum
PT-305 Restoration
Phone: 504-528-1944 Extension 375
http://www.nationalww2museum.org/see-hear/collections/artifacts/pt-305.html
Fb: PT-305 "USS Sudden Jerk"

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That manual rocks! Thank you!

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National WWII Museum
PT-305 Restoration
Phone: 504-528-1944 Extension 375
http://www.nationalww2museum.org/see-hear/collections/artifacts/pt-305.html
Fb: PT-305 "USS Sudden Jerk"

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Higgins Fan

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Higgins Fan   Send Email To Higgins Fan Posted on: Dec 10, 2012 - 12:11pm
Now I am also looking for a control panel in addition to complete a generator set.

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National WWII Museum
PT-305 Restoration
Phone: 504-528-1944 Extension 375
http://www.nationalww2museum.org/see-hear/collections/artifacts/pt-305.html
Fb: PT-305 "USS Sudden Jerk"

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TED WALTHER

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I suggest the same as I did for the 2.5 kw gen. Besides, if they bite, you will probably get an episode on their show on the History Channel......PR!!!!!
Tak care,
TED


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Higgins Fan

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Higgins Fan   Send Email To Higgins Fan Posted on: Feb 13, 2013 - 9:24am
We are searching for an engine which looks like this. It is a water-cooled Waukesha ICK.






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PT-305 Restoration
Phone: 504-528-1944 Extension 375
http://www.nationalww2museum.org/see-hear/collections/artifacts/pt-305.html
Fb: PT-305 "USS Sudden Jerk"

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Hi Higgins fan, just going on the colour photo the engine that drives the Gen. Set looks to be the Willys Jeep side valve engine any idea if this may be so , as such it may open another area for you to search.

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