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Listeroid Engines / Re: Ashwamegh 25/2 : we are CLOSE now !
« Last post by mikenash on December 16, 2018, 05:34:07 AM »
Hey SHIPCHIEF have you considered balancing those flywheels - there's a lot of info on here about that; and substantial improvements to be made I believe
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Listeroid Engines / Re: Ashwamegh 25/2 : we are CLOSE now !
« Last post by SHIPCHIEF on December 16, 2018, 04:53:36 AM »
Good News for You!
I have a similar Ashwamegh 25/2 w/ ST12 head. Last night we had a wind storm and the power went out a couple of hours before bedtime.
I just lit a pair of ISO-Butane camping lanterns so we could read books (remember those?) before bed.
BUT! Today I went to the garage and inspected / pre-lubed the Listeroid and lit it off for the first time in about 4 years. It took right off!
I ran it @ 3Kw on space heaters for an additional hour after the water temp got up to 200F (93C?)
I want to caution all of you twin operators that the 'off side' injector pump cam follower and the end of the cam run very dry. That housing does not have a supply of oil, so I plumbed in a pipe tee at the top of the oil pump and run a hose to a Frantz oil filter an direct the filtered oil into a fitting that dribbles onto the 'dry' cam. This cavity has a drain hole to allow oil to return to the sump.
I have added oil pump discharge pipes, out the block to an oil heater (small marine transmission oil cooler) that resides on the hot jacket water 'up' leg. Then a full flow oil filter and back into the block to dribble onto the 3 main bearings.
Now the oil is heated & filtered so I don't worry about using detergent oil.
I went thru the governor spring routine, as with you, the final result was good. I'll be looking into the 'full governor travel' George mentioned.
My 25/2 was set up and run at 1000 RPM initially, but it was pretty twitchy, and with the poor governor springs would overspeed when load was reduced. It shook so bad it broke mount bolts and was generally scary. I considered that too be too risky so:
I got a smaller gen-head pulley, which reduced engine speed to about 735 RPM (too bad, smoothest was about 910 RPM, but no pulley available in that size) My measured Max Output is 9.6Kw blowing black smoke and squeaking the drive belt!
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Things I want to Buy / Re: Good News 2018
« Last post by Johndoh on December 15, 2018, 11:48:42 PM »
this will come as a surprise to the wife.

Spose  an amount of that surprise will depend on whether you plan her to be involved or not?   :o

Touche
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Things I want to Buy / Re: Good News 2018
« Last post by glort on December 15, 2018, 11:44:00 PM »
this will come as a surprise to the wife.

Spose  an amount of that surprise will depend on whether you plan her to be involved or not?   :o
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Things I want to Buy / Re: Good News 2018
« Last post by Johndoh on December 15, 2018, 08:46:41 PM »
This year was a bit mixed hoping next year will be a little better. To make next year better I plan on having loads more sex than I did this year, this will come as a surprise to the wife.
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Things I want to Buy / Re: Good News 2018
« Last post by mikenash on December 15, 2018, 07:45:33 PM »
Your efforts are appreciated, Ade, thanks.  This odd forum seems to be much more than just a place to talk about engines

Good luck with the Immigration Turkeys - I suspect their wheels grind pretty slowly
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Things I want to Buy / Re: Good News 2018
« Last post by AdeV on December 15, 2018, 11:44:07 AM »
2018's been a bit of an odd year for me. In many respects, it's been Just Another Year. I changed jobs in March which has nearly doubled my income, which is nice (and desperately needed) but I'm still (for the time being) on the run from the tax man....

On the lighter side of the news, my Chinese wife passed her English test earlier this month, so now we're looking forward to the paperchase that is dealing with the UK immigration authorities, and if that goes well she'll actually be allowed into the country by around April next year! So there's that to look forward to :)

Meantime, I continue to try to keep the spammers out, and wrestle with the never-ending e-mail problems this (and another - it's not all our fault!) forum seem to generate... I think only one bad guy got through so far?

Happy Christmas all!
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Things I want to Buy / Re: Good News 2018
« Last post by dieselspanner on December 15, 2018, 09:57:29 AM »
No rest for the wicked, LG

Just to finish December off I'm fitting a Yanmar single diesel into  (on to?) another snowblower.

Another mate up here bought it brand new and put the oil in it, like wot the lable said, on the return run up his 100 meter drive the sump plug, which the willy Chinese hadn't tightened dropped out, 20 meters after that the big end locked up and then one of the bolts let go.

The Loncin snowblower motors have a crank shaft take off that's different - longer - than any other and no one anywhere in Europe imports them as complete motors or spares. It's shame 'cos opened up it's a nicely made bit of kit but as the crank is scored and the big end doesn't have a bearing as such, there's little else that can be done.

Cheers
Stef

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Things I want to Buy / Re: Good News 2018
« Last post by glort on December 15, 2018, 02:44:59 AM »

Mr glort;  Good news is kind of different than a lack of horrific news. 

Yes, but when you have had so much horrific news you have problems with anxiety and panic attacks because of the scars it has left on you,  no horrific news is about the best good news you can get.  :embarassed:

On a less depressive note, I can't actually think of anything good as most people would think. I do try to literally stop and give thanks for things that go my way and appreciate them.  My judgement is clouded however because I suffered a lot this year from past events even though nothing bad happened this year.  My Dad did ring me last week to tell me he got the lowest power bill he could find going back as far as 2012 after I put the solar setup on his shed so approval like that from him is a good thing!

Christmas and new year generally fill most people with hope for what is to come. Unfortunately the thought of the next 12 months terrifies me.

Such a ray of sunshine aren't I?


One thing that does make me laugh is the idea of new years resolution's.

I always think, at least from my own POV, If I wanted to honestly change something in the new year, I should have started working on it a very minimum of 3 months earlier in September not waited till January to put it into action.  :-\
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Things I want to Buy / Re: Good News 2018
« Last post by mikenash on December 14, 2018, 08:54:46 PM »
the Adventures continue except the focus changes just a bit.

Yes indeedy.  2018 has been a bastard of a year but one of life's certainties is that some time in the future I will look back with fondness at some of 2018's events - don't know if that's good or bad?  I think it's probably good

Good luck & best wishes to all of you - regardless of where we are on the journey  :)
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