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 Posted: Fri May 12th, 2017 03:55 pm
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Mike Schneider
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Missing the rear GE Badge and 2 of the 3 struts. 12 inch BB/BB non ocs.  Any ideas?  It took a week to get these pictures, I cannot ask for others as it has been held for me already for a week.

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 Posted: Fri May 12th, 2017 04:16 pm
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Looks to be a kidney oscillator that has lost it's gearbox.  The gearbox was made of pot metal so highly fragile over time.  

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 Posted: Fri May 12th, 2017 04:20 pm
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Mike Schneider
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I believe you are correct, now noticing the stub in the rear pic facing the right side.

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 Posted: Fri May 12th, 2017 04:29 pm
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Not trying to say don't buy it but just going to put it out there that a kidney fan without a kidney is basically a fan that with some work could be converted into a stationary fan that resembles a bmy. I know kim has a thread somewhere showing how he did it. Not hard just some work and a bmy rear plate.

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 Posted: Fri May 12th, 2017 04:38 pm
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Mike Schneider
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Yep, I know the drill.  Only thing I am wondering is that if in fact ailing from kidney disease, why do we have a back oil reservoir?  Looks like it does have that BMY rear plate already.

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 Posted: Fri May 12th, 2017 05:00 pm
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Steve Stephens
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Mike Schneider wrote: Yep, I know the drill.  Only thing I am wondering is that if in fact ailing from kidney disease, why do we have a back oil reservoir?To oil the rear bearing.

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 Posted: Fri May 12th, 2017 05:04 pm
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Steve Stephens wrote: Mike Schneider wrote: Yep, I know the drill.  Only thing I am wondering is that if in fact ailing from kidney disease, why do we have a back oil reservoir?To oil the rear bearing.
Heh, yep but my comment should have read that the photos I see of missing kidneys don't have that rear oil reservoir.

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 Posted: Fri May 12th, 2017 06:47 pm
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The picture isn't real clear but that looks like a pancake oil reservoir that was stuck on there.

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 Posted: Fri May 12th, 2017 07:08 pm
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Thanks Kim, could very well be the case.
I'll send better pics tomorrow, I'm intrigued. (And the price was right.)

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 Posted: Fri May 12th, 2017 09:36 pm
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I didn't even see the oil cup until I enlarged the photo and agree with Kim that it may be a pancake oil cup. 

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 Posted: Sat May 13th, 2017 01:09 pm
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Geoff Dunaway
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 The fan also sports either a late R&M lollipop blade (a great extra to have)   :D , or a Westy tank blade that has been wrenched to spin clockwise to blow air forward.   :X

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 Posted: Sun May 14th, 2017 01:22 pm
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UPDATE:
Well, the road trip was fun, quality time with my son but the fan is definitely a frankenfan.  Someone sure rode this hard and put it up wet.  Pics below.  Any help with ID'ing all the puzzle pieces I have would be great. Good thing is that I did not sink much cash into this.

Things I know. 

GE Cage has been mashed and "welded" at all the connect points.  I'm 99% sure this isn't original.  If not, this cage is a write off.  Also, badge is "flattened."


 
Geoff is correct in saying we don't have the correct 16 inch blade here.  Regardless, there is serious issues with alignment. Ideas?



So, does this look like a kidney once rested here?  Looks like it to me. Oil reservoir pictures mentioned by Kim and Steve earlier displayed. 
Also note the nice headwire replacement sandwiched between the yoke and head...  Sheesh.





Now for the part I don't get, I cannot find reference to this Number 558334 on this site, that is odd to me.



Notice the red paint coming through the black? It covers the entire fan.

So Frankenfan it is, If I had to guess I'd say BMY 16 kidney originally but I am not a GE expert.  Any help is much appreciated.    No idea what I'm gonna do with it, just glad I didn't dump cash into this monster. 

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 Posted: Sun May 14th, 2017 04:28 pm
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The blade on your fan is not for a kidney.   The kidney hub is quite long and the front of the hole in the hub has a "hubcap" so you can't see through the hole.







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 Posted: Sun May 14th, 2017 05:17 pm
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Mike, the 558334 is the serial number.  Definitely a customized kidney.  But is that a two wire headwire?  If so, from the S/N, it should probably be a three wire headwire, since the centrifugal start BMYs were, I think, lower S/Ns in the 332XXX to maybe 400XXX range or a little higher.  Maybe the 16" fans used centrifugal start switches later?  Jim

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 Posted: Sun May 14th, 2017 06:36 pm
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Hi Steve, thanks for the confirmation. I am considering this fan a BMY Kim conversion.

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 Posted: Sun May 14th, 2017 06:38 pm
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Jim Humphrey wrote: Mike, the 558334 is the serial number.  Definitely a customized kidney.  But is that a two wire headwire?  If so, from the S/N, it should probably be a three wire headwire, since the centrifugal start BMYs were, I think, lower S/Ns in the 332XXX to maybe 400XXX range or a little higher.  Maybe the 16" fans used centrifugal start switches later?  Jim

Hey Jim, Thanks for the S/N info, that makes perfect sense. It is a three wire, the pics don't lend to the detail but there are so it jives with your data.  

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Any PMs for that oil cup so far?  That fan is a treasure for sure. :D   Lundell image credited to Jim Dunn.

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 Posted: Tue May 16th, 2017 04:34 am
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I'm pretty sure I have the correct blade for that fan. If you're interested send me a PM, $20 takes it.

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The oilers on the Lundell are very close to what GE used on their 1900-1901 12 inch cakes....

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