Puppeteer

Author Topic: Do it Changfa Style  (Read 648 times)

veggie

  • Keep Calm and Start the Lister !
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 454
    • View Profile
Do it Changfa Style
« on: May 07, 2019, 10:59:00 PM »
- 6/1 GM90 Listeroid - Delco 33si Alternator
- Changfa R175 - Lease/Neville Alternator
- Kubota Z482 - 4kw
- JiangDong R165 Air cooled - 2 kw

glort

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2977
    • View Profile
Re: Do it Changfa Style
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 11:37:51 PM »

Life in the slow and extremely precarious lane!
Most of these trucks would steer a lot better if the front wheels made contact with teh ground more often and I think a lot of the people would live longer  if they weren't on the leaning side of a truck loaded with logs.

After seeing those and a couple of other Vids I found while watching, putting those engines on a generator or pump seems a virtual insult to their capabilities and incredible robustness.  I always liked those engines and thought they were tough but that's a whole new level.... aside from drag racing them.

Tanman

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 73
    • View Profile
Re: Do it Changfa Style
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 03:30:22 AM »
I wonder if this one has ever had its oil changed lol

https://youtu.be/TpMq2DZsdSg
Yanmar L100-5KW set
Chinese 1115-8KW stamford
96 Suburban 6.5 turbo

glort

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2977
    • View Profile
Re: Do it Changfa Style
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 09:00:19 AM »

These people are just painful to watch.
I'll bet a new set of rings and a valve lap would save them a lot of accumulated time and farting about trying to start that thing.
I'll also bet they just let it run till there is no more fuel and therefore have to bleed it every ime whouch shouldn't be that hard on these things.

veggie

  • Keep Calm and Start the Lister !
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 454
    • View Profile
Re: Do it Changfa Style
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 03:51:48 PM »

These people are just painful to watch.
I'll bet a new set of rings and a valve lap would save them a lot of accumulated time and farting about trying to start that thing.
I'll also bet they just let it run till there is no more fuel and therefore have to bleed it every time which shouldn't be that hard on these things.

... also note the engine does not have an air filter. In that dusty environment it's like having sandpaper in the cylinder bore.


Here's a passenger view of a work vehicle ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctzcWhlxmrc



« Last Edit: May 19, 2019, 03:57:24 PM by veggie »
- 6/1 GM90 Listeroid - Delco 33si Alternator
- Changfa R175 - Lease/Neville Alternator
- Kubota Z482 - 4kw
- JiangDong R165 Air cooled - 2 kw

veggie

  • Keep Calm and Start the Lister !
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 454
    • View Profile
Re: Do it Changfa Style
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2019, 03:56:08 PM »

They really are amazing engines.
A few years ago I built a really nice Changfa 195 Generator which my neighbour bought from me.
Since then he has added only 2 hours of run time. He offered to sell it back to me for 25% less than he paid.
The problem is that I already have 4 in the garage. Hmmmm.... how could I hide this one if I bought it ?
Maybe if I painted it the same colour as my others she won't notice it ?  ::)
- 6/1 GM90 Listeroid - Delco 33si Alternator
- Changfa R175 - Lease/Neville Alternator
- Kubota Z482 - 4kw
- JiangDong R165 Air cooled - 2 kw

BruceM

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2751
    • View Profile
Re: Do it Changfa Style
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2019, 05:19:02 PM »
2 hrs and his wife told him to shut it down or move out? 
Great little engines for the nearly deaf.

Slow speed engines rule for often used home generator power!

My custom keyboard (analog passive matrix so no emissions) started having shift key problems after about 25 years of use.  It's based on a Keytronic silicone membrane keyboard, with printed conductive ink, with some mods to the ink and processor removed. Finally had to clean the contacts on my little connector board and the ink. It's working great again, and all the bits got a bath with the parts brush so it looks like new. Amazing how the molded silicone sheet works so well for a nice feel.

Success always makes me cocky.  :D

old seagull man

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 112
    • View Profile
Re: Do it Changfa Style
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2019, 01:55:36 PM »
Anybody got any info or pictures of the subframe and transmissions of these mechanical marvels?

mikenash

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 658
    • View Profile
Re: Do it Changfa Style
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2019, 07:25:00 PM »
Anybody got any info or pictures of the subframe and transmissions of these mechanical marvels?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1uTPXymRR4

old seagull man

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 112
    • View Profile
Re: Do it Changfa Style
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2019, 11:09:31 PM »
Thank you.

mikenash

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 658
    • View Profile
Re: Do it Changfa Style
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2019, 09:36:08 AM »
All those funny trucks we see in the Indian vids - the ones that don't seem to have a cab - I wonder were they originally comventional trucks with "normal" petrol or diesel engines, cabs, windscreens etc; and did all those things succumb to neglect, rust etc so that by the time they need a Changfa repower they are down to a husk - like an old Nissan Patrol in the outback, where the body has long disappeared but the chassis, running gear and a seat or two remain?  Or did they start off life as a shell?  They seem to have a conventional looking bell-housing with maybe some support bearing on the input shaft and a few belts-and-pulleys . . .


glort

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2977
    • View Profile
Re: Do it Changfa Style
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2019, 01:07:52 PM »

Some seem to be manufactured given the number of vids with identical looking setups and some seem to be re-manufactured being as new recos of old trucks.

This Vid gives a good Look at the engine/ trans layout.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6APcp8FpI8Q

Some other various vids of the things:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud3MjSo68Ho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYW6s07MjrU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXc6o_Rd0QI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTtQnN2YugU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1uTPXymRR4


These  3 wheelers would be great to have around the place!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3KYjzblo38

Really want to do one of these myself now.  My father had a couple of Proton utes with no engines  but otherwise complete sitting round for years. Only got rid of them a few months ago. Would have been perfect of a powered wheelbarrow around the place.
Maybe an Old Brumby will come up or I could convert and cut the back out of a forester to make a ute.

Tanman

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 73
    • View Profile
Re: Do it Changfa Style
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2019, 08:37:59 PM »

They really are amazing engines.
A few years ago I built a really nice Changfa 195 Generator which my neighbour bought from me.
Since then he has added only 2 hours of run time. He offered to sell it back to me for 25% less than he paid.
The problem is that I already have 4 in the garage. Hmmmm.... how could I hide this one if I bought it ?
Maybe if I painted it the same colour as my others she won't notice it ?  ::)

Veggie where are you located? And how much would you want for it lol
Yanmar L100-5KW set
Chinese 1115-8KW stamford
96 Suburban 6.5 turbo

veggie

  • Keep Calm and Start the Lister !
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 454
    • View Profile
Re: Do it Changfa Style
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2019, 11:45:07 PM »
If you PM me I can fill you in.

Veggie
- 6/1 GM90 Listeroid - Delco 33si Alternator
- Changfa R175 - Lease/Neville Alternator
- Kubota Z482 - 4kw
- JiangDong R165 Air cooled - 2 kw