View Full Version : Hobart Brothers Gasoline Engine Welder
05-20-2008, 04:42 PM
Hi! I am just bought an old Hobart and Brothers gasoline engine powered ARC welder. The tag is worn too bad that I cannot make out any model or serial numbers. I do know that it has a 6cyl. Ford engine and has two 110 outlets on the front. I believe it is from the 50's or 60's based on similar welders I have found on the internet. Any help would be greatly appreciated since I would like to restore the welder and would definitly need the model and serial number. Also, is there somewhere I can get near original parts, I would like to keep it as close to original as possible.
05-20-2008, 04:56 PM
I have an old Hobart 6cyl. too. The only place I found to get parts was an auto parts store. I never figured out it's model.
05-20-2008, 08:49 PM
Engine parts definitely, even discount on the INTERNET. Probably buy a whole reman gasket set for 30 dollars for that engine, they made a lot of them, many still in service. 80$ or so from your auto parts store. All the engine stuff, voltage regulator 12$ Reman alt 40 or so and if its generator change it out. You should be able to source or repair most everything on that machine,,, OK,, I could,,, but they ain't worth "restoring" Its a machine might be worth some fix up if a guy had work for it on occasion and got it near free to begin with, big azz heavy gas hog for a hobby guy unless he spend his spare time fixing scrapers, dozers, other logging equipment etc.
05-22-2008, 12:04 AM
Thanks to those that answered. I did get it for practically nothing and we use it to take to the fields and weld things up when our trucks and stuff break... pretty often the way we treat them, lol! We just really wanted to replace gauges and hardware along with repaint it and put new doors on. I guess that I am just used to working on vehicles and use restore too readily, lol. Anyway, Thanks for the info.
05-23-2008, 09:25 PM
Most of my parts came from the local parts plus, or the various junk boxes, Jake the plant electricion at work. These old girls are worth the grunt. These will melt down a bobcat or ranger and never look back.