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Author:  Pegasuspinto [ Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: GE 1941 23 Ton Switcher

the 32 volt battery charger is NOT compatible with the 3 group 31's. the 31's will let you test but ideally you should 'upgrade' to the RR type batteries someday. You will need to charge the 31's with some kind of battery charger. You can, of course, spend many thousands on a battery charger. Or, you can get this one: http://a.co/fEYVzJZ which will work fine. Our 25 ton has had 3 small trickle chargers (0.8 amp) on the batteries for years.

Author:  Bowmore [ Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:49 pm ]
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I believe I have found the replacement for the original 8 volt batteries. I have attached a picture with the ratings and would like comments.

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Author:  fixologist61 [ Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: GE 1941 23 Ton Switcher

You will be hard pressed to find a better battery than West Penn. They have been in the industrial battery market for a long time. We used to sell Exide and Interstate and Penn beats them hands down for quality and life.

Author:  Pegasuspinto [ Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:19 am ]
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That battery should be fine. Keep in mind that picture is NOTHING like the battery you will get. (well they are both square batteries)

Author:  Bowmore [ Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: GE 1941 23 Ton Switcher

Monday I am going to take the starter and solenoid to a starter shop to get it checked out and repaired, if necessary. I also bought a roll of Military grade aircraft wire to aid in rewiring the engine.
I also found a General Motors dual needle air pressure gauge on eBay to replace the one in the cab

Author:  Bowmore [ Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:43 pm ]
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Help! need a 600 amp DC ammeter with a 50 mv shunt for our engine GE part number DO-40

Author:  Pegasuspinto [ Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:59 pm ]
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Check ebay. Any 50mv meter will replace it, just need one that fits the hole appropriately. If it's a close match, you can swap out the faceplate. Or you can redecorate the faceplate that is in there if you can't swap them out directly. My dad made a custom meter once a long time ago by simply taking a picture and sliding the print into the meter.

Author:  M Secco [ Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: GE 1941 23 Ton Switcher

You can get those 8 volt batteries for a reasonable price at any Cat dealership .

Author:  Bowmore [ Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:24 pm ]
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More help!
Can anyone send me a picture or diagram of the right hand cab of a GE 23 ton engine. I have been reading the manual, and it appears some indicators are missing, such as the load indicator, which is a 600 amp meter marked with green, yellow, and red arcs.
Thank you

Author:  Bowmore [ Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: GE 1941 23 Ton Switcher

Just got another big surprise. In reviewing the original manual for the switcher, it appears the generator was also replaced along with the diesel. It almost looks like a drop-in replacement of both items.
The reason I am doing this research is to figure out how to remove the bell housing for repair. It should be interesting.

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