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Generators / Re: Another project idea
« on: August 11, 2019, 04:05:30 PM »
I have dug around in the gen head I have and they look pretty simple. They are a brush type head. Mine needs the slip rings cleaned up and the brushes bedded in. I will likely try and track down a spare set or two of brushes. I am also thinking I will need to flash the windings as it has been sitting for at least 20 years. There are a couple of rectifiers in the gen head I am assuming for the DC "battery charging" winding. There is an AVR and a capacitor in the control box and from what I can tell looking at the diagram many of the clone generator AVRs will work in it's place. There is a generic replacement available on ebay for ~$30. Genuine replacement parts are available from the same source as the engine parts for the same ridiculous prices. I think the stator is ~$1300.00  :o

As long as your stator and rotor are good it appears there isn't much that can't be fixed for $30-40. I plan to strip and clean the one I have and replace the bearings as well as put on a nice coat of paint.

Generators / Re: Another project idea
« on: August 10, 2019, 08:38:43 PM »
I looked at availability of the repair parts as well. Best I can tell there is one place in Texas that still has availability other than the odd part here and there that pops up on Ebay. They want big money for their parts so I scrapped the idea of repairing it and just removed the generator head and control panel. I have about $50 invested.

I am a bit of a hoarder like most but this project has a little progress. Summer work has gotten in the way as I work 6-6.5 days a week from May-September. I had already torn down the Kirloskar engine but hit a road block when trying to remove the governor assy. I need to finish fabricating a custom tool to get it off. Then I ran across the LD1 which is what I really wanted to use from the beginning. I have not torn into that engine yet. I may just do an inspection and see if it is a runner first. I have the mounting base designed and have found an adjustable motor base that can easily be modified to work with that head as it is very close to a NEMA motor pattern. Hopefully I will get back to it once Fall arrives.

I know and LD1 produces about 2.4 HP @ 1200 RPM, I would imagine and SL1 would be a little more. No harm in having more HP available though. My understanding of the old Honda generator heads is that they were fairly conservatively rated. I imagine they could pull 1.5-2 Kw with no issues.

Generators / Re: Another project idea
« on: August 10, 2019, 04:59:11 PM »
I have that exact generator head that I salvaged from a scrap E1500. I was going to pair it with a Kirloskar engine that I picked up a while back but have since picked up an LD1 that I am going to use instead. I am shooting for the 1200- 1500 RPM range on the LD1 which should give me right at the max 1.5 KW that head can produce.

Engines / Re: LISTER LR1 & LD1 Fuel Tank Straps
« on: August 08, 2019, 01:37:40 PM »
my motto is if Sleeman is the only source I don't need it.


Ugh! French system wrenches. Run what you brung I guess.   ::)

General Discussion / Re: Photo host shutting down
« on: July 31, 2019, 01:09:09 AM »
I would think hosting them on the LEF Gallery would be the best place for them. I would be happy to download and re-upload pics as time permits. I would drop Ade a line and see if there is a way to set up a profile that other users can upload to in case anyone else wants to help with it. The info is much appreciated and the pictures make it much more useful. Maybe Ade knows of an easier way?

Once they are uploaded to a new host the links would have to be updated in the threads though.

Ade could probably tell you the best way to go about it and what would be easiest from an admin perspective. A way to keep track of what has and hasn't been moved and re-linked would be helpful as well.

Changfa Engines / Re: JD165 - First Run
« on: July 20, 2019, 09:14:25 PM »
Came across your new video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYVzJEbizWA

Looks nice with a proper muffler. What generator head is that? I noticed the 110>110/220 switch. That is a pretty nice option for such a small head.

Have you pulled any loads with it yet?

Listeroid Engines / Re: Excited soon-to-be caretaker.....
« on: July 09, 2019, 01:20:36 PM »
As mentioned a pipe wrench is easy and most have one around. If you want a specific tool that would minimize damage there are stud pullers. I have several and they are usually in the $20-30 range depending on the stud size range. They do a good job but can leave marks on the studs as well depending on how tight the studs are. I believe the last set of cylinder studs I pulled I used either an 10" pipe wrench or a pair of channel lock pliers. All but one came out easily and the one only required a little persuasion after being together for 60 years.

You can always wrap the stud with cloth or paper towel to help minimize any marring.

Everything else / Re: Diesel Heaters
« on: July 07, 2019, 11:21:22 PM »
Here is a review done by a fella I follow on youtube. He is pretty entertaining and  a pretty good machinist for being self taught. May give you an idea of what to expect from it.


Sent you a PM.

Gary at DES or Central Maine Diesel should have them. There is also justliveoffgrid.com up in Canada.

I picked up a couple of these and will give them a try when I get that far. I bought the first ones. Not sure what the difference is. They are for the original 7 stud head but I would think they would work on an Indian head as well.



Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: New Listeroids for sale
« on: May 05, 2019, 10:13:11 PM »
Hmmm. 50,000 hours?

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: New Listeroids for sale
« on: May 05, 2019, 10:11:17 PM »
Here is the correct link.


PM Sent.

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