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    The propane adapter doesn't need a working carb . There are 2 styles . It either goes between the carb and the breather housing or it has a " needle " that mounts behind the air filter in the breather.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixit View Post
    The propane adapter doesn't need a working carb . There are 2 styles . It either goes between the carb and the breather housing or it has a " needle " that mounts behind the air filter in the breather.
    Gottcha Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixit View Post
    The people with the adapter to propane .

    https://centuryfuelproducts.com/gene...onversion-kits

    They will need the engine CCS and air filter mounting version.
    Here's another one: http://www.uscarburetion.com/a-c_kit_list.htm

    They have dedicated fuel (propane only or natural gas only) kits and multi-fuel (propane, natural gas, and gasoline) kits.

    Just FYI, if someone out there has one o' them US General (McCulloch) Thunderbolt generators that they used to sell at Horrible Fright, they have kits for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLeePettimore View Post
    Here's another one: http://www.uscarburetion.com/a-c_kit_list.htm

    They have dedicated fuel (propane only or natural gas only) kits and multi-fuel (propane, natural gas, and gasoline) kits.

    Just FYI, if someone out there has one o' them US General (McCulloch) Thunderbolt generators that they used to sell at Horrible Fright, they have kits for it.
    That make a lot of sense...Thanks for the site.

    A propane only kit, would solve 2 problems....
    Bad Carburetor.....Chinese no parts
    Bad fuel valve ......Chinese can't find the proper thread fitting.

    Now add on the advantage for a seldom used unit.... propane storage has no where near the problems of gas.

    As the unit is in a shed 200 miles away....I going to have to get numbers off of it, I'm guessing.

    To bad they are not real good at listing prices?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post

    To bad they are not real good at listing prices?????
    The prices are listed at the top of the table. $157 for dedicated propane, and $187 for tri-fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLeePettimore View Post
    The prices are listed at the top of the table. $157 for dedicated propane, and $187 for tri-fuel.
    Yeah, Thanks found it....
    web site is from 2010...so PM them to see if they were open after calling the 800 number....
    Got an auto reply....we will see.
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    Got an answer back...working with Lora on this....
    New web site :
    https://www.motorsnorkel.com/
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    Here's another option for three fuels.

    https://www.motorsnorkel.com/

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    From the folks at Century the kit for my general 4000xl was $125 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixit View Post
    From the folks at Century the kit for my general 4000xl was $125 .
    Thanks I'll check it out.
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    After send in my info on the genset....received this information back........
    Reading thru...one of the best selling units is for the HF Predator genset.
    Looks to be about $100 bucks...doesn't include hoses and other stuff.
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    Please see our other listings for the 12' Propane Cylinder Hose Connection Kit to run your generator off of 20# cylinders or up to 100# cylinders.
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    https://www.motorsnorkel.com/dedicat...elow-2582.html

    I kinda wish this unit was here....instead of 200 mile away.

    To be continued......
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    Just go ahead and order it Hunter.

    You know you are going to anyway.

    It will give you a project for the next time you are up at "the place".

    It probably uses the standard hose for all propane camping gear that you can get at Wallmart. I have that long hose for my "Mr Heater" I use for camping.

    Depending on the fuel sipping ability of that gen-set you might get a couple of days run time on a 20# tank.
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    Sounds like this is pretty universal.....
    But you know when ever you call for Tech support, they like to have you look at the unit in front of you and numbers and such...for no other reason so I don't sound stupid(er)

    So I'll wait till I can get back over there.
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    If this works out for you I have one I need to convert also.

    A little 2500w unit that paid for itself 15 years ago and also has a bad carb.

    I got it out the other day to test it after all this talk and gas was running out the carb and dripping to the ground at an alarming rate.

    Was not coming from a line but directly out of the carb.

    I need to do something with it anyway since the gas tank is restrictively small. It holds about a quart and runs dry in 45 minutes. That is about normal run time/fuel use (1 liter per hour), but most have a larger tank.
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    It was kinda interesting in the wright up...they state that many convert to propane and never go back......because of fuel storage and other fuel problems.........
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    I'm very interested if y'all convert to propane and your opinions after you do. Propane keeps a lot better than gas. I had to use my emergency generator when the hurricanes came thru texas. It had been stored as shipped dry in a semi protected shed maybe 5 years. Aside from a rotted gas line it fired first pull........now deciding how to store it since it's no longer a virgin.

    I've heard a lot of guys that had good opinions of those small harbor freight rigs although I've not used one.

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