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Re: Concerns About My First Real Test
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2018, 12:13:16 PM »
Good day Listerational, while my forum friends have played games with each other and offered you some good advice I`m more interested in how you are. Did you get hit by the storm, did you and your wife go OK is there anything that the forum members can do to help?

Bob

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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2018, 01:13:18 PM »

I have been wondering about this too but thought perhaps there has been no update due to lack of internet services.
From what I have seen on the news, the OP may have been better off with a boat than a generator.   :(

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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2018, 03:13:10 PM »
Also been waiting for some news.  Hope all is well.

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« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2018, 03:14:22 PM »
Yes, I was just watching him pointlessly disagreeing with each aspect of one of my recent posts (a very non-controversial one about a CS on our TradeMe online sales forum down here at the Bottom of the World)

I guess in the past I may have been upset, but, realising the poor chap both mental health issues, poor self-restraint skills,  a personality disorder and is chronically unable to watch anyone buy anything without exclaiming "You're a moron for paying that much!" - all I can do is laugh

Keep the videos coming.  When my grandchildren need to be taught about the perils of playing with fire, they are excellent

Well some of Glort's  attributes may come in handy as he tries to save the micro cogeneration site?  Sadly mostly by his lonesome at this point and time BUT I am thinking if they can just get one other guy with as much to say as he does that the site will be saved just on the traffic created by those  two people ;D ;D ;D  Plus it would give him a place to write novels other than here ;D ;D Seriously there is a lot of good information over there about to be lost I kinda hope that site stays up as I use it for reference now and then and combining it with this one doesn't seem to be an option.
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Re: Concerns About My First Real Test
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2018, 09:10:51 AM »
Hi 38ac, thanks for putting out the word about the micro cogeneration site. I am not a member but have used it as a useful resource in the past. Good on Glort for trying to keep it going by becoming a major contributor. I just might have to become a member and disagree with everything he posts just to help get the ball rolling!  :laugh:

Very sorry to hear that our forum can`t absorb some of the knowledge they have there. Our administrator/moderator is a regular contributor on that site, can he not do something?

I guess there isn`t the appetite for the knowledge and experience people like you have, the youth of today will not appreciate what they are losing until it`s gone and once it`s gone it`s gone forever.  :(

Anything I can do to help, please let me know.

Bob

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Re: Concerns About My First Real Test
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2018, 10:22:32 AM »
+1

As there's only a limited number of old farts left and this forum seems to have more than it's fair share it might not be a bad place for a repository.

My computer skills are about the same as my electronic ones, but I'm happy to help too......

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Re: Concerns About My First Real Test
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2018, 11:36:09 AM »
Thanks for the support Stef, less of the old fart stuff and more of the suppository or was that repository, eyes aren`t what they were.

Bob

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Re: Concerns About My First Real Test
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2018, 12:09:23 PM »

Very sorry to hear that our forum can`t absorb some of the knowledge they have there. Our administrator/moderator is a regular contributor on that site, can he not do something?

Bob

There are ownership connections with the two forums that I dont fully understand and frankly I spent no time worrying myself about that part of it. The history goes kinda like this, This  forum was to be shut down several years ago after a bunch of turmoil and the fellow that owns the other site purchased this one, or the rights to it? or whatever.  As I said I dont know how it all works. This was all going on as I was coming unto the scene, all I know is this place wasn't functional at one point. 
A lot of parallel information on the sites, this one is holding its own, that one died.  Were it me I would combine them but that doesn't seem possible.

To tell you the truth I worry about this site more than that one, I dont see the other one as savable at this point.  With no offense  implied or intended to those involved if a person takes away the top 2-3 posters here and all the (place your own term here) they post on here the traffic on this site gets pretty light too.  I make no claims to having answers to any of this but I have watched enough web forums die to have an understanding of when it is beginning and the warning signs are here also, sad to say
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« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2018, 12:45:47 PM »
Thanks 38ac for the heads up. I guess old engines aren`t that interesting to young fellas. Doesn`t mean we can`t talk about them. Myself and Stef have put the challenge out to Glort to put up or shut up about WVO. I `m hoping and expecting that he comes up with the definitive instruction manual on how to clean, dry and inject WVO. I have offered my nearly complete CS as a test bed and am happy to follow his instructions and publish the results, I`m also happy to suffer the consequences if it goes wrong.

We need to find some way to preserve this knowledge, it took nearly a century to accumulate and could be lost overnight. God help future generations if this information is lost.

Bob

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« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2018, 01:31:19 PM »
That's good Bob ;D, glad to hear it and hope he takes you up as that type of posting is valuable to the site in the long term.  The other OT booklets just keep a couple day to day guys interested in logging on, sorta like the back table at the coffee shop where 2 or 3 guys gather every morning to fix all the world's problems because they have nothing better to do.  Once more  no offense intended or implied with that remark but one of the warning signs I spoke of is when that become the main traffic of the site.

 All that being said there is nothing at all that we can do about lack of interest in general, except maybe to hope for a grid melt down and a 3 month power outage.,, come to think of it a firearm would be a whole lot more valued than a WMO converted generator I am afraid ;)
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Re: Concerns About My First Real Test
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2018, 11:07:49 PM »
Be careful what you wish for, we had a power outage all day yesterday. The ST2 came to the rescue and ran faultlessly for 12 hours. Wish I had it set up to run WVO rather than diesel.

Bob

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Re: Concerns About My First Real Test
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2018, 02:55:10 AM »
Wish I had it set up to run WVO rather than diesel.


Any and all help you need with it Bob,  I'm only an email or phone call away mate.
You'll need to get some oil first though!  :0)

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Re: Concerns About My First Real Test
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2018, 08:08:48 AM »
Thanks 38ac for the heads up. I guess old engines aren`t that interesting to young fellas. Doesn`t mean we can`t talk about them. Myself and Stef have put the challenge out to Glort to put up or shut up about WVO. I `m hoping and expecting that he comes up with the definitive instruction manual on how to clean, dry and inject WVO. I have offered my nearly complete CS as a test bed and am happy to follow his instructions and publish the results, I`m also happy to suffer the consequences if it goes wrong.

We need to find some way to preserve this knowledge, it took nearly a century to accumulate and could be lost overnight. God help future generations if this information is lost.

Bob

I think there may be limited interest from future generations?  Over and again i see the treasure of the past ("selling these vintage engines which were my late father's treasures . . . ) passed in without a bid.  In many cases they are items which would have attracted fierce bidding twenty years ago such as antique tractors.

New Zealand was the last country in the globe to have the dubious privilege of being colonised by the British; so our population was sparse and largely agrarian well into the 1950s. Consequently our hedgerows are littered with Listers and the (NZ-built) Anderson equivalents.  You literally cannot give away an Anderson or a Lister petrol engine.  I have refused offers of many such from folks who just wanted the heavy things gone

Although the information on here has been invaluable to me in playing with my CSs, it is the interaction with interesting folks with a range of fascinating skills, experiences, and different outlooks which is equally valuable

In another generation or two the CSs will be museum pieces but we shall be all far too dead to care

But as long as there is someone playing with them, and as long as the Indians continue to make parts and clones - then this information will be valued

I, for example, copy/paste/edited the 38AC valve-events thread in its entirety (cutting out the repetitive comments & tidying it up)  then just printed it off so I can never lose it . . .

I'm sure those who value this stuff will continue to contribute to keeping it alive . . . it's just that I imagine there will be less of us as thee years go by

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Re: Concerns About My First Real Test
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2018, 08:23:04 AM »
That's 'cos you're old skool, Mike........

I did the same, printed the lot and set off to the shed for a whole day's entertainment!

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Stef

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Re: Concerns About My First Real Test
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2018, 08:45:43 AM »
Wow, I have also printed off a copy! Don`t tell 38ac or he`ll be suing us all for breach of copyright. Sadly my CS rebuild isn`t quite advanced enough to use the knowledge yet.

I believe that Glort has started writing his novel about how to collect, treat and use WVO, should make great reading.

Bob