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Generators / Re: Tensioner or Rail mounting.
« on: February 21, 2019, 07:16:52 AM »
I mounted my genhead with slots and a couple of 10mm bolts tapped into tags, welded to the rails to act as tensioners. It took a few minuets extra whilst knocking up the frame, makes tensioning and more importantly parallel alignment easy. After adjustment I locked them into position with a plain nut.

Cheers
Stef

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Another shop project
« on: February 20, 2019, 07:11:45 AM »
Good to see, great work, thanks for posting.

Cheers
Stef

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Southern Cross ETB diesel engine
« on: February 18, 2019, 03:06:08 PM »
Years back I read something to the effect of....

 'How amazing would it be if there was another sentient life form out there, somewhere. How amazing would it be if there wasn't?'

Cheers
Stef

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General Discussion / Diesel!!
« on: February 16, 2019, 03:58:40 PM »
I don't know if this short movie has been mentioned before, anyway I was led this way whilst wandering further thro' the WWW.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMdLbPS9R20&feature=related

Cheers
Stef

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General Discussion / Re: Unexpected panel problem.
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:27:45 PM »
Perhaps not as weird as it might seem, once the wind got under the panel there would have been a massive force upward from just a little pressure.

It looks like later in the year I'm off to the UK to commission a new hover barge, with a 150 tonne payload, The whole thing runs on less than 1 psi, or 0.07 bar, pretty standard for most hovercraft.  When one considers that it's planned to be 52.5 m long by 25 m wide that's a lot of square inches - 2,027,800 or so!

I'd guess, as you said, the position on the roof and the surrounding panels etc. had a lot to do with it, add in a low pressure area caused by the wind direction and the shape of the roof it's self you've got some mighty forces to contend with....

Cheers
Stef

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Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: February 09, 2019, 08:59:45 PM »
Belt, braces, and a bit of string,
Any doubt left, add a safety pin.

Having had a large portion of my career at sea, the word 'preventer' is never very far from my mind when setting up something that is going to cause me untold grief when I cock it up in my usual cavalier fashion.

NASA came up with 'fail safe' and 'fail soft' quite a few years back, deep sea sailors had been doing it for centuries.

And I've still got most of all of my fingers......

Cheers
Stef

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Another shop project
« on: February 09, 2019, 06:44:28 AM »
Once again, nice work, I envy you the chance to go against the more usual time = money and ugly, and function over form.

Cheers
Stef

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Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: February 08, 2019, 10:10:30 PM »
There are 4 'rods', assuming they are only 16mm, the nominal working load, in tension, is around 800 kg each, multiply by 4 = 3.2 tonnes safe working load, they ain't going to get broke by that 5 tonne Chinese jack, even allowing for uneven loading.

If there's a bigger jack involved only one will let go, after it's bounced off the ceiling there won't be too much drama! re drill for 20mm studding and try again.....

Cheers
Stef


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General Discussion / Re: Motorcycle with Lister D engine.
« on: February 08, 2019, 07:15:11 AM »
I've got a small stone barn, must weigh 25 tonnes or more, once we get it rolling it'll be awesome, well, 'till the first hairpin bend.....

Cheers

Stef

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General Discussion / Re: Motorcycle with Lister D engine.
« on: February 07, 2019, 10:04:31 PM »
Exactly, LG.

This is more like serious motor sport.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNar3w8qilo

Cheers
Stef

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Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: February 07, 2019, 07:03:56 AM »
I would leave it as it is. you don't need to use it every day, so most of the time it will be in the way, particularly if you have a small workshop - like most on here, Butch, Ed Dee you know who you are!

I would consider making a fixing on the bench so that it can be quickly mounted, firmly, for use and leave it at that. Doubtless, in the future you'll be modifying it for a one off task anyway!

Cheers
Stef

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Generators / Re: 4.5kva output
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:52:21 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Motorcycle with Lister D engine.
« on: February 05, 2019, 10:19:28 PM »
Still meandering down the lost annals of youtube etc., hows about this...

https://flyingfortress.wordpress.com/2010/01/02/fighter-plane-motorcycle-sidecar/

Cheers
Stef

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General Discussion / Re: Not your average Lister!
« on: February 01, 2019, 06:44:45 AM »
Nice, but the home brewed steampunk motorcycle held my interest more, the level of engineering, design and innovative thinking was a lot closer to mine!

Cheers
Stef

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