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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: Nov 24, 2012 - 2:41pm
I'm on the hunt for one gasoline powered, USNavy furnished, U.S. Motors generator. This may be more difficult to find than the 5.5kw gen set .

Does anyone know what the 2.5 had for the motor? Also, why did these boats have different output gen sets?

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Higgins Fan

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I think these engines were Briggs & Stratton that were modified to watercooling by the United States Motors Corporation.

This is going to be a challenge to locate.

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Higgins Fan,
Where is the 2.5 kw generator normally installed? I dont think I have seen one before? Thanks Jerry PT658

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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Dec 10, 2012 - 5:51pm
Here's a section of a drawing showing the location from the UNO site Jerry: http://www.pt103.com/images/ptpics/higgins/2.5_K.W._Auxiliary_Generator.jpg

A link to the full drawing: http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/HIC/id/607/rec/11



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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 - 7:24pm
This generator was government furnished per Higgins and Elco parts books. Anyhow I am hoping to meet someone that attends antique engine swap meets.

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Yes I see now, I think they did not install this 2.5 kw generator on the PT625 class. Sorry I cant be more help. Jerry

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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 12, 2012 - 12:07pm
This will be a tough find. My only photos are out of the parts manuals, not enough material about them either.

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H Fan;
I suggest you expand your search field. This seems like a perfect generator to run a family farm/barn/chicken house of the period from 1940-1980. Just an idea. Antique Archeology, Mike an Frank.
Take care,
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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 13, 2012 - 6:26pm
I like the way you think and will do that. Until now I was just contacting the Hit n Miss and antique engine communities have shows and swap engines and etc. Thanks, and have a good day!

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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 13, 2012 - 6:30pm
Ted, I phoned their Iowa store about two weeks ago about this engine. Not gotten a reply, yet. How did you contact them? Perhaps they are done with PT boats if you already worked with them.

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