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    Antique Hobart GPB-257 with Willy's engine. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    Made a deal on this beauty today, runs and welds. Has the Willy's engine. Auto-idle needs work, functioning via a tarp strap at the moment.

    Curious to know the year of it, any idea?

    This Hobart number 3 for me in the last year LOL







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    Re: Antique Hobart GPB-257 with Willy's engine. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    Upon a little research, I have found a manual online! They refer to it simply as a G257 and apparently it's a "Pipeliner" machine.

    https://archive.org/details/HobartPi...e/n11/mode/1up

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    Re: Antique Hobart GPB-257 with Willy's engine. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    Some interesting pages from the manual



















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    Re: Antique Hobart GPB-257 with Willy's engine. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    Wife might castrate me, found 2 more Hobarts today lol












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    Re: Antique Hobart GPB-257 with Willy's engine. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    Interesting machines, especially the one with the generator turned 90 deg's. to the gas engine. Play dumb when someone comes looking for the gas tank for their boat.

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    Re: Antique Hobart GPB-257 with Willy's engine. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    Well the guy with the grey one wants wayyyyy too much. I made a deal on the one that has the generator pulled off the engine.

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    Re: Antique Hobart GPB-257 with Willy's engine. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    Check in tomorrow and let us know your wifeís reaction. That is, if your still alive. I love those old Hobart welders. Such style, my favorite is the 6 cyl Chrysler powered ones. Iíve only got one old 1966 SA200


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    Re: Antique Hobart GPB-257 with Willy's engine. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    And definitely getting rid of that disgusting looking exhaust!

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    Re: Antique Hobart GPB-257 with Willy's engine. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkie1957 View Post
    Check in tomorrow and let us know your wife’s reaction. That is, if your still alive. I love those old Hobart welders. Such style, my favorite is the 6 cyl Chrysler powered ones. I’ve only got one old 1966 SA200


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    Still alive and no castration either Up to 7 welders now.
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    Re: Antique Hobart GPB-257 with Willy's engine. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    Tested it with 12v applied directly to the terminals without success. Pulled it apart and found the supply wiring shot and shorting, ran new wiring to the solenoid. Tested again and success! Just have to redo bushing on the operating rod and lever as it sticks a little.



    Starter has given up, needs a rebuild, will send it away next week.
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    Homemade (early 60's)
    Hobart G-257 Pipeliner (early 50's)
    Hobart Hillbilly 300 (early 50's)
    Homemade (early 50's)
    Hobart G-200 (1945)

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    Re: Antique Hobart GPB-257 with Willy's engine. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    Looks good and complete this time less the side vented doors. Thumbs up.
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    Re: Antique Hobart GPB-257 with Willy's engine. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    Looks good and complete this time less the side vented doors. Thumbs up.
    It's a "pipeliner" didn't come with doors or electric start from the factory.
    Morgan

    Everlast PowerARC 200STi (2018)
    My homemade Welder (2011)
    Homemade (early 60's)
    Hobart G-257 Pipeliner (early 50's)
    Hobart Hillbilly 300 (early 50's)
    Homemade (early 50's)
    Hobart G-200 (1945)

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    Re: Antique Hobart GPB-257 with Willy's engine. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    Quote Originally Posted by MilitiaMetals View Post
    Still alive and no castration either Up to 7 welders now.
    Sometimes you have to get on your knees, grab a cheek in each hand and start kissing! End of the day you have your welders. Well played sir!


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    Miller Maxstar 140 STR (2003)
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    Lincoln MP210 (2015)
    Victor and MECO torches

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    Re: Hobart GPB-257. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    Lol truthfully my projects usually take longer than expected. These projects are my only real hobby other than varmint hunting. Some of the welders may not be worked on for a long time, I collect too. If it’s cheap and interesting I usually can’t resist picking them up!

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