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Everything else / Re: More panels!
« Last post by ajaffa1 on July 16, 2018, 11:38:43 PM »
So much for global warming. Frosty here too, below zero in Grafton is unheard of, hope it isn`t going to kill my mango tree.

Have you thought about fitting wooden shutters to the windows? Painted up they can add a lot of character to a home and deter burglars.
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Changfa Engines / Re: Yanmar ts105c diesel aggregaat
« Last post by mikenash on July 16, 2018, 05:45:30 PM »
Hey Glort, the pulley is a John Deere part and was surplus stock someone was clearing out.  Think I paid $30?  Just a lucky find.  It's about the right size to run the CS about 470 RPM and that was the attraction - I'd like to play with one running slowly.  Otherwise mirco-vee pulleys are expensive here too.

The belt will be about $120/130 I think

Maybe you should consider having a look on our TradeMe sometime to see what's there and what it costs?

Cheers
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Engines / Re: More engine questions
« Last post by Johndoh on July 16, 2018, 04:47:30 PM »
I offered 50 he dropped to 100. New barrel and piston 186.00 ouch!
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Engines / Re: More engine questions
« Last post by 38ac on July 16, 2018, 03:02:41 PM »
It depends on the manifolding. All low grade fuel engines heat the intake to help keep the fuel vaporized and as I said I am not familiar with the DK.  My 1075 Crossley has a heat adjustment so the preheat can be effectively shut off thus it runs fine on gasoline. My old Allis Chalmers tractor will run fine on gasoline until the manifolds get hot and then it runs like crap.

I wouldnt pay much for an LD that needed any work as parts are extremely expensive. Check with Sleeman on the price of a cylinder barrel and a joint set, warning! brace yourself!
 I resurrected one, actually a close relative model SL and I wont do it again!! We can buy  clunker LDs  for less money than that and they are much less commonly found on this side of the pond.
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Engines / Re: More engine questions
« Last post by Johndoh on July 16, 2018, 01:20:16 PM »
I would assume the engine would run fine on petrol only? Would it overheat or run hot? Was the dual fuel simply an economy measure? Sorry for the questions I just want a little foreknowledge before buying. Any views on the LD?
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Engines / Re: More engine questions
« Last post by 38ac on July 16, 2018, 12:42:28 PM »
I believe that TVO is closer to what was called "distillate" in the states? Slightly heavier than kerosene, actually the regular gasoline/ diesel mixture I use  is closer to TVO,, or so I have been told.
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Engines / Re: More engine questions
« Last post by Johndoh on July 16, 2018, 12:00:15 PM »
Thanks mate I think I read somewhere that those little engines were supposed to run on TVO but again thats impossible to get. The LD1 is slightly more appealing just because things like the fuel filter housing and air filter come with it and it has a starting handle too, a surprisingly expensive item in Ireland. Down side is it was in a concrete mixer.
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Engines / Re: More engine questions
« Last post by 38ac on July 16, 2018, 11:11:41 AM »
I have both an LD and D and in moving them around I dont think the weight difference would affect my decision to buy one or the other. Both are very heavy for their size.  I have no experience with the DK but some low grade fuel engines run fine on gasoline once warmed up, some not, all must start on gasoline.  We have a coupe tractors that were designed for kerosene but it is expensive here also. We blend up our own using 2/3 low grade gasoline and 1/3 diesel.  It isn't kerosene but works well enough fopr our purposes.
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Engines / More engine questions
« Last post by Johndoh on July 16, 2018, 10:26:06 AM »
I have been looking at old listers again. One is an LD1 complete engine but seized from being outside, I think it would be an easy fixer upper. The other is a Lister DK with no spark and some parts missing. Both are cheap (sub 200) which one would you guys go for? The DK is paraffin and paraffin is very expensive here and I doubt heating oil is the same, open to correction there. Could she run on petrol only? LD1 is slow low powered and extremely heavy for a middle aged man with a bad back to be moving around. All suggestions/ideas welcome! Thanks
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Everything else / Re: More panels!
« Last post by glort on July 16, 2018, 07:24:36 AM »

Got up this morning and the place looked like snow again. Went out at 11 am to get the mop and found the water in the bucket was ice about 8mm Deep.
Yeah, it was cold here last Night. I sure for some that live in these frozen hell holes  having the whole Bucket of water frozen in a solid block is nothing unusual but in about 4 Months it will be nothing to be 35C here.  A much more civilized temp that's for sure.

Went out to mates place today and he very Kindly donated a gas pool heater from his scrap pile.  It's about 150KW capacity on the Heat ex-changer so will more than do what I want. All metal HE too so I can run the output water up to 80o.

Already stripped out the gas burners and all the control crap so just have to make up an oil burner and plumb the thing up. I'll grab a car radiator and fans from My father when I'm up there next and all should be good.
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