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    G-261 willys engine question? When was this built??
    Hey, folks, I have an exceptionally nice Mainliner that I was fortunate enough to run across a few years ago. It not only starts and runs great, but it welds really nice too. I was told by the man I bought it from (a retired pipefitter), that he bought it from a old farmer he knew, who had bought it...
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  • MastrFabricator
    Antique Hobart Generator Welder
    I came across these 2 machines the other day and I am curios how old they are. Any info is appreciated. Here is the first machine which has a 6 cylinder engine.
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  • Njclimber
    Hobart gb-318
    Need help with figuring out what the switch by the exhaust manifold is? Looks like some type of plunger through a coil. Maybe a xfmr, maybe a relay. I'm at a loss. Could use a manual as well. Hooks up to a terminal for the front panel. The switch is a rocker arm with a shaft that goes through what looks...
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  • Rocky D
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    You old timers will remember when I broke both my feet, back in '04, and several of you together with Hobart sent me a Miller autodark helmet when I was in the hospital. Well, I still have it, but I never used it too much, since it means a lot to me, and I didn't want it to get messed up. Well, I took...
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    The stove stopped heating in the oven. Tis an electric Kenmore.

    Any pointers?

    I was thinking that I should tear it apart and check for continuity in the heating element.

    The broiler still heats....which may or may not matter, 'cuz if there are relays and other...
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