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  #11  
Old February 6th 09, 02:12 AM posted to rec.autos.makers.vw.aircooled
John J[_3_]
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> I wonder how that would work out ?


It works just fine! The VW engine came in a utility configuration for
driving generators, pumps, you name it!

In fact that POS Bosch 009 distributor was intended for utility engines,
and not street use.
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Old February 6th 09, 12:38 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.vw.aircooled
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>> For $3,000.00 ya can get a Miller Bobcat welder with 8kw in it and be
>> done
>> with it all and count it off on you're taxes.
>>
>> Michael

>
>
> Holy Crap!
> I had no idea. That's a great welder/genset.
> Kohler or Onan engine too.
> http://www.weldingsuppliesfromioc.co...AT-225-/Detail
> for 10KW
>
> I like the idea to expense it as a necessary "tool"



Mo than one way to "skin a cat."

Michael


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Old February 6th 09, 12:51 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.vw.aircooled
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On Feb 6, 4:38�am, "Michael Rogers" > wrote:
> >> For $3,000.00 ya can get a Miller Bobcat welder with 8kw in it and be
> >> done
> >> with it all and count it off on you're taxes.

>
> >> Michael

>
> > Holy Crap!
> > I had no idea. �That's a great welder/genset.
> > Kohler or Onan engine too.
> >http://www.weldingsuppliesfromioc.co...MILLER-BOBCAT-...
> > for 10KW

>
> > I like the idea to expense it as a necessary "tool"

>
> Mo than one way to "skin a cat."
>
> Michael


A diesel rabbit engine would be the ideal power for a generator , But
I too like the welder aspect.
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Old February 6th 09, 02:04 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.vw.aircooled
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On Feb 5, 7:28*pm, "Michael Rogers" > wrote:
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> For $3,000.00 ya can get a Miller Bobcat welder with 8kw in it and be done
> with it all and count it off on you're taxes.
>
> Michael


Actually on a farm I can write off any generator as an expense.
I gets to write off all sorts of good stuff as expenses.....

Randy

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Old February 6th 09, 08:02 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.vw.aircooled
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It would work great. They were very popular a few years ago. As a matter of
fact the 009 Distributor was designed specifically for industrial
applications with constant speed engines. 30 or 40 HP and <3000 RPM at 200
lbs is a pretty good power plant.

Jim
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Old February 6th 09, 08:10 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.vw.aircooled
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http://www.vw-industrial-engines.com....php?id=18&L=1

http://www.mi-uk.com/vw-history/
Volkswagen A.G. first began selling engines for industrial applications in
Germany in 1952. They began with the air-cooled boxer engines which were
used successfully in the following industries: Agriculture, Forestry,
Mining, Marine, Ground Handling, Municipal, Fire-fighting, Construction,
Military, Leisure, Power generation, communications...the list goes on.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswa..._cooled_engine
In 1967-68, portable sawmill maker, Mighty Mite of Portland, OR., used VW
gasoline engines to power the circular saw blades of light sawmills. Later
as the US market for VW Beetles declined, the sawmill was modified for other
power.




"P.J.Berg" > wrote in message
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> On Fri, 06 Feb 2009 14:29:07 +0100, John J > wrote:
>
>> wrote:
>>> On Feb 5, 4:18 pm, Speedy Jim > wrote:

>>
>>> I'm just a poor old hillbilly.
>>> Could hook 1 up to my tractor's pto but damn I would hate to run up
>>> the
>>> hours on my john deere.

>>
>> Will have to find the picture of the PTO I had on a 1956 Harley-Davidson.

>
> I have seen a couple of the original VW Industrial engines as fire pump
> units, complete with magneto ignition. Comes a a very small trailer.
> I also think I vaguely remember seeing an original VW Generator setup, the
> one thing I have never seen in the flesh are the VW Air compressors.
> And yes, I know some where based on the Porsche 356 engine.
> J.
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