My New Generator
In 2002, my dad called me and said there was a
Lincoln Weldanpower 150 generator for sale in the paper.
He said they wanted $400 and wanted to know if I wanted to
come and look at it. I told him I wanted him to go look at
it and buy it if he thought it was OK. He did just that.
Before I could get up to Akron to look at it (and reimburse
him), he had it all checked out and offered to recondition it.
It appeared to mostly just need a paint job. I took him up
on the offer and he went to work. Below is the finished
product. (I really regret that I don't have a
|This generator is rated at 4000 KW. It has a 230 V
outlet and a 115 V outlet. It has welding amperages of
50 to 150 AMPs.
|He performed the
following repair actions:
- Cleaned and painted the entire machine.
- Rebuilt the welding selector switch.
- Shortened the frame.
- Lubricated the generator bearing (required removal of
- Made new throtle linkage.
- Replaced the carburetor float bowl gasket.
- Straightened out the gas tank opening and cap.
- Improved the welding terminals with brass nuts and
- Adjusted the carburetor float.
- Replaced one of the capacitors.
- Set the speed to be exactly 3600 RPM under load.
- Probably much more that I'm not even aware of.
He even made wooden packing blocks for hauling it on his
Obviously, I'm pretty lucky to have a dad who first of all can
do this, and secondly is willing to do this. He's a super
Check out the first
project I completed with the welder here.