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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Picked up something interesting
« on: April 24, 2019, 02:41:53 PM »
Came across this and decided to pick it up. It is a Kirloskar KA-27. It weighs in at 200 lbs. It appears to be a roid'd version of a Farymann. The closest I can find is a Farymann L22. From what I gather online Kirloskar was attempting to get a foothold in the North American market in the late '70's and started importing these. I can't find much info on them so I am guessing they didn't sell many or they didn't turn out to be very good engines. I did manage to find a data sheet on it from a fella up in Canada. It has a rating range of 1.8 HP @ 1500 RPM up to 5 HP @3600 RPM.

I played around with it a little this afternoon. It turned over freely but got stuck at TDC. I assumed it was carbon buildup and was correct. I pulled the head which appears to be a nicely made aluminum piece which uses a copper ring head gasket. The cylinder jug is iron and the piston is aluminum. The cylinder appears to be glazed so it must have run at low loads. The rings were pretty gunked up but are now free and in good shape. I'm going to pull it down completely and check everything else out but so far it appears to be in good condition and surprisingly well made.

I will be a nice little prime mover @1500 RPM for a 1.25/1.5 KW generator head I salvaged from a Honda 1500 watt generator.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Keyway width puzzle
« on: April 18, 2019, 10:56:20 PM »
I have 3 original cranks and one Indian crank I can check this weekend. That is quite strange for one part to be metric. Who would have thought?

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: stratomatic 6-1 oiling
« on: April 08, 2019, 09:43:18 PM »
That screw locates the crank bushings. It keeps them from moving. No need to oil there. Probably not a bad idea if it has been sitting for a long time but you can accomplish the same thing by pumping the oil pump primer handle.

TTT. Still looking for something in this range.

Things I want to Buy / Re: LR1 or LD1
« on: March 24, 2019, 04:30:52 PM »
TTT. Still looking for something in this range.

Generators / Re: This guy would be fun to deal with
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:46:49 PM »
Listen to all the poop you want it really boiled down to the states rights to buy and sell people.  Actually these states were offered status quo but they declared war for the ability to bring new states in as slavery is OK states.

It would be so nice if they taught the real reasons behind that war. There was so much more too it. But I digress. Everyone just wants to boil it down to one issue. Oddly enough it is the one that that is most divisive, go figure.

"Always kept under cover". Sitting beside the garden shed under a tarpoleon for 75 years may not be the gem one thinks it is. Just saying. I have seen first hand the moisture damage that can occur with a CS from sitting unrun for long periods of time. It can be ugly!

Everything else / Re: Simple Power limiting/ Stepping.
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:53:14 PM »
Glort's 40C(104F) day would be 313 degrees K.

Everything else / Re: Simple Power limiting/ Stepping.
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:50:09 PM »
They are the same @ -40 degrees.

I regularly work in both scales due to the equipment I work on. I used to work on some equipment that uses the Kelvin scale as it runs so cold.

General Discussion / Re: snowed in, again
« on: January 15, 2019, 12:29:55 AM »
This one give a different insight, Shows the power being moved around and the price the grid operators are paying wholesale.
When it gets towards $400, you know they are desperate.  Sa, NSW and VIC are already Nudging $300 when at this time of day they would usually be around 60-70.

WOW. That's a very interesting site. Does AUS have multiple operators or just one that handles the whole country?

Everything else / Re: Simple Power limiting/ Stepping.
« on: January 14, 2019, 02:46:38 PM »
In the meantime and with  40o+ ( for the people in the US using that superior system, 40oF is...... Bloody hot)

Fixed it for you.  ;) It is 40 degrees here too, and 6" of snow on the ground. That's 153 mm.

Attention span alert.  Attention span alert.  Attention span alert.
What's a span alert? Something too wide?  ;D

Was in the mid 40's F here Saturday. Had a call for snow flurries and rain yesterday. Ended up with 14.5 inches of snow and ice. They nailed it.  >:(

Changfa Engines / Re: Watch Changfa type engines get built
« on: December 10, 2018, 09:34:12 PM »
Looks like a forklift driver spilled a couple of pallets of flywheels towards the end.

Changfa Engines / Re: What's this really worth?
« on: November 26, 2018, 09:28:21 PM »
Looks like a pretty fair price to me depending on condition. Especially since it is already on the Island.

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