I think it was Bill Perkins that told me the old CCK Onan was tough. Being a flat head twin, the fuel economy isn’t that good, but many of these units were made in gasoline and propane conversions, and they have given their owners years of reliable service. The manual for a lot of the Onans can be found on Smokstack, and I hear that’s where you can find people that know these old sets inside and out. Bill Perkins says the treasure is the CCK with simple electrics, there was also one with a control board that failed in the early days.. maybe the replacements were better? This one is just the way I like it.. simple as a brick.. Kiss Engineering is at the heart of this beast.
Mine came out of a motor home, electric start, a fuel pump, very little use, and runs like a watch. I recently looked at the brush springs and found one I didn’t like the looks of. I called my local Cummins NW Dealer in Renton Washington and got hold of Mark Magner on the parts line.
I sent him a picture of the spring, we swapped a few emails, and he sent me a drawing and part number to confirm he had found the right thing. It’ll be here in a week or so, and no shipping cost..
I was impressed with the price quote, I ordered four of them, and once I had a good part number, I found another vendor on ebay selling for near double the price. This old Onan purrs, and it’s nice to see a company carry parts for somethign they sold over 40 years ago!
Thanks Mark… Thanks Onan