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Generators / Re: Another Westerbeke project
« on: March 23, 2020, 11:31:05 AM »
Yes, Glort answered the spider question.
The frame is 4" "C" channel with welded "3" cross mounts for
the head and engine. I am sure it is strong enough.
The gen head mount is a 3/16 bent metal piece. Without the brace I
could move the head a bit with my hand on the input shaft.
The threaded rod brace eliminates the "wobble".


Generators / Re: Another Westerbeke project
« on: March 22, 2020, 06:05:37 PM »
Another pic.

Generators / Another Westerbeke project
« on: March 22, 2020, 05:52:19 PM »

Picked up this Westerbeke 4.4 with a bad gen end. The little Mitsubishi engine only has about 60 hrs on it.
After removing the marine parts, adding the alternator, frame and the Honda radiator I bought a clone 6.5 generator head, built the frame and am in the completion phase.
Notice the brace between the engine and gen end. The mounting frame on the head is somewhat flimsy and I chewed up a couple of spiders before I figured that problem out. After adding the brace she runs perfect.

It's a fun little project. It will pull about 4.2 kw so it is not a large set by any means but should be pretty economical to run if needed.


Listeroid Engines / Re: Idler gear wear pics
« on: December 06, 2019, 12:32:19 PM »

You need an offset idler bolt.

I have made a few for members here.

PM me if interested.




 1.  Bearing preload.....
2.   Then crank runout....

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Onan 9 MDKAV
« on: November 04, 2019, 09:05:03 PM »
Still needs a little more paint work but runs fine. It's been a project for several years now.
No point in getting in a hurry!

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Onan 9 MDKAV
« on: November 04, 2019, 04:45:13 AM »
Thanks Glort,
That gen set has a Mitsubishi engine. I think a k3d. I have now install a custom fuel tank as well as gauges
and wiring. I'll try to post a pic tomorrow.
It has about 1000 hrs on it and I got it for nothing with a dead gen head and after checking the cost of a
rewind I decided to build this. I had the st head from another project.

I have a 2 cylinder that has a factory remote head with controls and gauges with only 50 hours but it too has
a bad gen head.  Been looking for a 5kw Stamford clone head for it.

So many projects and so little time.


Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Onan 9 MDKAV
« on: November 03, 2019, 02:48:20 PM »
This is before I installed the exhaust manifold but you get the idea.
You can see I also used the ST type gen head.  It's an early one with good windings and stable voltage.

Most marine units are "ditched"  because the gen head goes bad.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Onan 9 MDKAV
« on: November 02, 2019, 09:51:57 PM »

I have something similar and removed all the marine cooling and use a Honda radiator with a fan.
Works great. The radiator was purchased on Ebay for a few dollars. Aluminum racing part.

The exhaust manifold was replaced with one from a tractor that used the same engine.

When you have to buy the impeller for the raw water pump you will thank yourself.

General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Dorian
« on: September 07, 2019, 11:14:12 PM »

What generator do you use in a outage?
Is it the Listeroid ?

Glort just picks up the cable, touches the end, and the entire city lights up.

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: Stamford heads on eBay
« on: June 08, 2019, 06:34:12 PM »

Save yourself the aggravation and grief.  Buy a 2 bearing head if that's  what you need.

Things I want to Buy / Re: 7-10kw gen head U.S.
« on: March 01, 2019, 01:52:35 AM »
I have 3 st heads and 1 stamford clone.

The first 2 st heads have been reliable units with the standard
windings that are stable under any load. They were purchased years
ago. They will handle an unbalance load without problem.

The third st is a different story. It came with the AVR and digital
output meter. It will run a 120 OR 240 load but will not tolerate an
unbalanced load at all. It will scream  like a banshee and voltage will
fall off quickly with an unbalanced load.

I tried removing the AVR with results as Bruce mentioned, voltage in the
375 range or better.

I would NOT recommend the st head....I would if I could see it in action
with a meter and load in hand, in person.

The stamford clone is a very good, stable out of the box, unit that
I would recommend. Just hook it up and put it to work. No bearings
to repack or replace. No brushes to setup/adjust/clean. No worry about it
being anything more than a boat anchor like my last st.

I am looking at buying another head in the near future. There is no
 other choice at the moment but the stamford clone.

Another item I have with my 1115 setup is a direct coupling from engine
to gen head. It was purchased years ago and I haven't seen one like it
for 8 or 10 years.
If I were to build another 1115 with direct coupling I would use a Lovejoy
coupler and a shop built engine stub. I did this on my last build and am
pleased with the results.

Using belts will work, and I have several belt driven units, but the direct coupling
method for the 1115 series engines is a far superior choice in my opinion.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Students visit a "high tech " assembly plant
« on: January 12, 2019, 04:20:25 AM »

and then there is this guy

Listeroid Engines / Ashwamegh 25/2 : we are CLOSE now !
« on: November 25, 2018, 07:25:06 PM »
Today I had the opportunity to spend time with the beast.

Checked mufflers and obstructions.....I did finally add
oil to the oil bath air cleaner. Remember those ?

Check injectors...looks like the correct numbers to
me ??

Adjust valves....I tried a few methods but wasn't started
and ran fine but I didn't think the intake had enough play so I did
the old slap and tickle at about 10k straight across.  Starts/runs
Check load for numbers.....yep, 4.2+ kw..... I am using space heaters and heat guns...checked each one and got the total.

Play with springs...The final spring wiil just hint at wanting to
hunt.....I can observe the slightest movent in the linkage but I
don't really hear a change in engine rpm.

But here are the numbers....

61.5 HZ no load
60.00 with the 4.3 kw load I run.

That is better than it's ever been....
man, I'm HAPPY with that !

I will need to do some more/better electrical work
before I try any heavier load testing.

I know everyone has been on the edge of your chairs with
anticipation, so I decided to spread the joy !


Listeroid Engines / Re: Ashwamegh 25/2 :the saga continues
« on: November 24, 2018, 10:30:15 PM »

When I load it up and am setting outside your shop door will that be close enough ??

I didn't get to it today but you guys have provided a list of.things to look at tomorrow.

I will report back tomorrow evening, thanks for all the pointers.


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