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Eric Tilton
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I have an old municipal gas powered 15kw 3phase unit at up to 80 amps from the 1950s.... Was brought back to life but suffered a short invasion of a pack rat.... The rat got a couple cables chewed and removed outside the stator... The manual I was able to get does not explode all connections...this part is not my gift or talent. Anybody here good enough to do this figuring?
Power gen is winco and 4 cyl is continental motors...( motor is not the problem though) don't wanna send juice to the wrong component and perform on the canine.....
 
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Eric Tilton : There are scores of very similar gasoline and diesel models bought By uncle sam and the manuals still exist, but you would need a motor pool
sergeant with 30 years in and retired for 15 to be able to work the trail backwards ! This is not impossible.

So copper wires, a black kinda gummy coating, and a combination of tar and Cosmoline impregnated Cloth, smelling enough like a creosote bush to make
a pack rat think it was home !

the wire ends almost certainly have copper ring connectors that slip over a threaded post, and are held down with a a lock nut, and were probably double
nutted too !

Are there any little tags that could be plastic or copper or Aluminum with numbers or letters on them ! While this may not give you a !00% match up on
3 or 4 connections, wire size, cloth cover coloring and those little tabs may allow you to positively dope out 2-3 wires and leave you with an 'only one left-
scenario'

Good luck and good hunting ! for the Crafts ! Big AL
 
Barry Fitzgerald
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Any chance you could post a photo of this? If I could see what you are talking about I might have some suggestions.
 
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