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Re: A Nice Story About A Lonely Engine
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2018, 09:14:33 AM »

How you going with the eruptions Mate?
Back yard not on fire I hope?
Might be a bit more geothermal than what you'd like.

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2018, 04:56:27 PM »
Thanks for asking:  I just spoke to my wife and she reports we're only suffering earthquakes on the West side of the Big Island.  I want to be there on the front but my family estate in South Seattle needs me at this time.  ;~)  The East side of the island is pretty jumpy as there is lava on top of the ground and the earth is moving with greater vigor than we realize 70+ miles away. 

Back to topic:  I thought the breaking in of his quickie overhaul was pretty interesting.  I am wondering how long it took this experienced hand to get the unit running?  I'm wondering what tasks that engine was designed to address?
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Re: A Nice Story About A Lonely Engine
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2018, 09:48:36 PM »
I was watching him pretty closely... definitely an experienced Lister hand. Unfortunately it did not show anything at all to do with the fuel-injection system (unless I missed it), and that is where a very large amount of trouble resides in a unit that has been left idle for long periods.

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Re: A Nice Story About A Lonely Engine
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 09:50:17 AM »
Who is this guy and what is his secret? He managed to strip and get that old engine running without getting his hands dirty! Hat off to him for a great video.

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Re: A Nice Story About A Lonely Engine
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2018, 11:41:47 AM »
I have watched most of Stephen Hanglands' videos. He made a very nice belt drive generator from a single bearing alternator. I don't know if he is a professional restorer or a handy guy in a shed. I also liked his lawn mower generator [urlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se6ceGegUYQ][/url]
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Re: A Nice Story About A Lonely Engine
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2018, 04:51:35 PM »
Wow.  I hope that wasn't the easy way to make a alternator based generator.
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Re: A Nice Story About A Lonely Engine
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2018, 10:44:33 PM »
Wow.  I hope that wasn't the easy way to make a alternator based generator.

Thats obviously not the lawnmower generator but it's well done if maybe a little over engineered. I thought the carrier bearing was maybe not needed ?? Still I'd like to spend the day in his shed watching him I might learn something!
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Re: A Nice Story About A Lonely Engine
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2018, 05:15:18 PM »
Yes, I agree.
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