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So, I found this little generator in the bush...
« on: February 24, 2010, 06:28:23 AM »
Just an itsy bitsy one...

I tried to convince my wife to help me load it up in the back of the pickup but she would have nothing to do with it.

Muttering all the while about no back yard and hostile neighbours. I have no idea what she is talking about! Just a little something for backup in case the power goes out??


First a pic of my backyard (had to dig to find one)




All I need to do is convince my wife this thing will fit nicely in my back yard....
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Fairbanks morse light plant that was driving a mine in the Kootenays.... Figured I would post pics for giggles.

Similar one that actually runs... I just love the startup!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY7hTT-Zk5M

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Re: So, I found this little generator in the bush...
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 03:32:26 PM »
Oh come on!  You actually asked your wife if you could bring it home?  You've got to learn not to ask first, just sneak it in after dark and then claim she told you it was OK several months ago  :-[

I'd figure out a way to get that in the corolla trunk and get it home  ::)  Where is it, Silverton?

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Re: So, I found this little generator in the bush...
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 08:23:25 PM »
Similar one that actually runs... I just love the startup!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY7hTT-Zk5M

I could listen to that all day.  8) 8)
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Re: So, I found this little generator in the bush...
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 09:32:02 PM »
Saw one very similar to this only 3 cylinders in Jerome, AZ.

He wanted $10 to start it up..... Air start,  it was worth every penny.

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Re: So, I found this little generator in the bush...
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2010, 05:03:15 AM »
Where is it, Silverton?

Stan

Close!

Keep going past the old Vancouver municipal trolly busses...

Call me paranoid, but It was a highlight when I saw it sitting there when I was a kid. I was happy as a clam to show it to my kids (although the little rotters look downright miserable in the one pic). I hope their kids will be just as thrilled to see it sitting in the bush...
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Re: So, I found this little generator in the bush...
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2010, 12:35:19 PM »
Got to ask what keeps that old engine from being busted up for scrap iron?

Is it protected somehow?  Or is it just that remote?

Seems after all the years it looks to have sat unused that it is mostly there.

Billswan

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10/1 OMEGA failed that nasty WMO ash ate it

By the way what is your cylinder index?

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Re: So, I found this little generator in the bush...
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010, 01:40:30 AM »
Got to ask what keeps that old engine from being busted up for scrap iron?

Is it protected somehow?  Or is it just that remote?

Seems after all the years it looks to have sat unused that it is mostly there.

Billswan



Nothing protecting it that I know of. One can not drive right up beside it but it's not that far from the nearest road. If your just crusing around you won't see it from the road.

My reluctance to disclose exact location, I hope, will keep the scavangers from picking it apart at least further than what it already has been (they got the copper windings)

From what I can see, the motor is complete. Because it's out in the weather I would guess everything is rusted solid (water in the oil galleries between the cylinders)



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Re: So, I found this little generator in the bush...
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010, 06:54:01 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFcJvNAXi7w&feature=related

Having a little difficulty getting it going...

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Re: So, I found this little generator in the bush...
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010, 05:56:17 AM »
I would love to find a high pole count pancake alternator like that only smaller.
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Re: So, I found this little generator in the bush...
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2010, 10:36:54 PM »
I would love to find a high pole count pancake alternator like that only smaller.

like the ones Ginlong sell in china? I have one (UK) and its very well built.

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Re: So, I found this little generator in the bush...
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2010, 12:42:55 AM »
I would love to find a high pole count pancake alternator like that only smaller.

like the ones Ginlong sell in china? I have one (UK) and its very well built.

Thanx for the lead.  I just sent an inquiry about the GL-PMG-20K.
-DIY 1.5L NA VW diesel genset - 9 kW 3-phase. Co-gen, dualĀ  fuel
- 1966, Petter PJ-1, 5 kW air cooled diesel standby lighting plant
-DIY JD175A, minimum fuel research genset.
-Changfa 1115
-6 HP Launtop air cooled diesel
-Want Lister 6/1
-Large DIY VAWT nearing completion

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Re: So, I found this little generator in the bush...
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2010, 12:57:37 AM »
I would love to find a high pole count pancake alternator like that only smaller.

like the ones Ginlong sell in china? I have one (UK) and its very well built.

Thanx for the lead.  I just sent an inquiry about the GL-PMG-20K.


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Re: So, I found this little generator in the bush...
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2010, 06:40:52 AM »
I would love to find a high pole count pancake alternator like that only smaller.

like the ones Ginlong sell in china? I have one (UK) and its very well built.

Thanx for the lead.  I just sent an inquiry about the GL-PMG-20K.

Got a reply from Ginlong.  That 20 kW job costs about $8500 USD.  I'm gonna pass for now.  So.......I'd love to find a high pole count pancake alternator like that only smaller.
-DIY 1.5L NA VW diesel genset - 9 kW 3-phase. Co-gen, dualĀ  fuel
- 1966, Petter PJ-1, 5 kW air cooled diesel standby lighting plant
-DIY JD175A, minimum fuel research genset.
-Changfa 1115
-6 HP Launtop air cooled diesel
-Want Lister 6/1
-Large DIY VAWT nearing completion

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Re: So, I found this little generator in the bush...
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2010, 03:44:33 AM »
RCA;
So build one:
http://otherpower.com/listeraxialflux.shtml
Although a bit of voltage regulation might be desireable, in the form of DC electromgnetic field windings in the rotor...
3600 RPM= 2 pole
1800 RPM= 4 pole
 900 RPM= 8 pole 
 720 RPM= 10 pole
 600 RPM= 12 pole.
There has got to some reason LISTEROIDs are rated 600, 850 and 1000 RPM? 8)
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Re: So, I found this little generator in the bush...
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2010, 06:05:14 AM »
Saw this site and thought of this post about pancake alternators.


Marathon electric:

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Special Models:  In addition to the models noted above, Marathon also offers various special models, such as their small "pancake" generators, 6 pole 1200 rpm 60 Hz generators, 24 pole SER 400 Hz generators, Primeline induction generators, MagnaLite permanent magnet generators , and various other special models such as the Mariner, Drill-Rig Duty and Crane Duty generator models designed for harsh environments.

http://www.powertechengines.com/Gens.html