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Homelite 8A115-1 AC generator
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Maximundo    Posted 08-24-2002 at 17:01:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Anyone have any information (any, parts, manual, etc.) about this Homelite 8A115-1 AC generator?
When I got it, it had a small external home made gas tank, set up just above the carburetor. The improvised, gravity feed gas tank bypassed the original and although it leaked the generator ran and it put out voltage. I cleaned out the original gas tank, fuel filter and the diaphragm type fuel pump. Then tested the fuel delivery system by removing the fuel line thatís attached to the carburetor and pulled and pulled no gas. After removing the positive and negative pressure line that comes out of the crankcase, then applying pos. and neg. pressure, fuel came up the carburetor line. I canít understand why the line that comes out the crank housing aria is not supplying enough pos. and neg. pressure to operate the fuel pump. The engine floods easily and Iím wondering if this is a way of regulating fuel delivery. The 2 cycle engines I tinkered with had the carburetor higher up, more in line with the exhaust port. The one has it so low; Iím not sure how it gets to the combustion chamber. Any help would be appreciated.


Steve    Posted 10-27-2003 at 19:20:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I got it unstuck & got rings for it. Yes it runs
in fact it runs well however I can not get the unit to putout any voltage. any help thanks

Bill W-S    Posted 02-22-2006 at 22:14:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Maybe yours was like mine. There are 2 bridge rectifiers in the thing.The little one at the back by the brushes runs the bottom 75 ohm field winding,using the AC from the brushes. The other big dry disc bridge rectifier that takes up half the room in the box converts the load current to DC to energise the top low resistance field winding.The heavier the load, the more magnetism is added to the top field. Both of mine were NG,but modern silicon bridge rectifiers are small and cheap.I'm just about finished with mine in converting the carburretion to a Tillotson HL type diaphram carb' which has it's own pump.And diaphram kits are readily available. Bill

Bill W-S    Posted 02-26-2006 at 15:09:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The Tillotson HL carburettor, which came off of an old Canadien chainsaw, works very well. [These saws were manufactured in Richmond B.C.Canada in 1960s]I sold the machine to my neighbour. Selling generators in Sayward BC is easy. We are accustomed to power failures!

mark    Posted 03-31-2004 at 20:59:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Steve, I found one of those 2 stroke generators in a junkyard and i'm looking for a fuel pump diaphram for it, any help would be great, thanks. Mark

Bob    Posted 09-19-2004 at 12:01:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had used a Kohler fuel pump, You can retrofit it. The pump can be bought at for about $30.00
Good luck - If any body wants to buy my Homelite generator please let me know, Just got it running after replacing rings and it puts out 115 DC at 21 amps and 230 volts (3 ph) at 7.5 amps at 180 cycles - genset comes with 2 extra rings.
Will take $200.00 - but you must pick up or take care of shipping.
I am in Long Island NY 11977

Try this web page and e-mail him questions.    Posted 08-24-2002 at 22:22:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
He is a fellow collector

Bill    Posted 08-24-2002 at 20:26:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have you tried Homelite's WEB page?

Maximundo    Posted 08-24-2002 at 22:02:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It's to old. No info on this model.

Steve    Posted 10-12-2003 at 18:37:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have one of these also it was stuck when I got it. Now I am looking for rings on the piston. Maybe I can get it to run. any info I would be thankful.

Maximundo    Posted 10-22-2004 at 16:06:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Let me know if you found rings for it.
Maybe thatís whatís wrong with mine

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