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Hugh Conway

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Anyone using Redstone now?
« on: May 16, 2013, 04:55:07 PM »
Seems there have been no posts re the Redstone for quite a while. I understand there were only about 30 of these imported into North America. Is anyone running one now? I have a friend who bought one, set it up for back-up power, hardly ever used though. Curious about how they have worked out?
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Re: Anyone using Redstone now?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 10:27:06 PM »
I'm curious too.  Saw one while back in Ottawa but never owned one.
They seemed like quite robust machines.
Stan

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Re: Anyone using Redstone now?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 01:37:42 PM »
I have one but it's in deep storage until I finish my Cat build and Listeroid 6/1 build

Hugh Conway

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Re: Anyone using Redstone now?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013, 06:05:08 PM »
I have one but it's in deep storage until I finish my Cat build and Listeroid 6/1 build
Randybee.......I know I would be interested to hear about yours when you do get around to setting it up. I helped a friend do a tear-down and reassembly a couple of years back. That one was full of casting sand. We cleaned it out and reassembled checking clearances etc. Ran fine, but has not gotten used since. Doubt it has even 1 hour on it now. Wish I had more to report, and am interested to know others experience.
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Hugh
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Re: Anyone using Redstone now?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 09:45:17 AM »
Hugh, I hope to finish my Cat build in about 3 weeks time. Hopefully by mid August I will start my Redstone build. I already have it and an ST head bolted to an I-beam frame. I had Randy Almand machine a pulley for me for the engine and the ST. My first order of business will to take it apart, clean and spec it. Hopefully I'll start posting some pics in about a month.

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Hugh Conway

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Re: Anyone using Redstone now?
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2014, 09:48:29 PM »
Saw that above mentioned engine in service yesterday.  Not a lot more to report. lHas a total of about 5 hours on it, so can't say much. Drives a ST 10Kw gen head..
It is in a room about 10 X 12 ft. and seems very loud compared to a 6/1 Lister(oid). Mostly intake noise, though what % is hard to say. This Redstone is being used as a standby unit, so will probably not get a lot of use during its life.
There, at least one is working for its living, even if part time.
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Hugh
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Re: Anyone using Redstone now?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2015, 10:42:47 AM »
Well, My Redstone is still in deep storage. I'm working on finishing up putting together a Chinese Yanmar clone, a 2 cyl Kubota and a 3 cyl Kubota. Maybe next year I'll get to tear in to it.

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Re: Anyone using Redstone now?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2015, 11:15:33 PM »
I too have a Redstone in Hawaii. It is also sitting deep in the garage. Mounted on an I beam with a 10kw head upgraded by Power Solutions. Randy Almand  custom pulleys geared to 1500 rpm on the Redstone. I don't think you can find Randy's pulleys anymore.

 One day I hope to have it running.

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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2017, 06:19:47 PM »
Update... Still havn't worked on this project. 0 hrs. on engine. Make offer if you're interested in this engine and 10kw Power Solutions gen head. dnpn1 at  outlook dot com
 

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Re: Anyone using Redstone now?
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2017, 12:14:07 PM »
I still have mine and it's still setting in the garage under a tarp. I finally got motivated on finishing my Cat/Perkins build after something like 4 years or so. It'll probably be a few years before I touch the Redstone. Too many other things in life.