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Petteroids / Re: Petter single cylinder engine
« on: October 25, 2012, 07:02:17 PM »
Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D

Listeroid Engines / Re: Fuel filter upgrade
« on: September 20, 2012, 05:19:52 PM »
What part number is the housing and filter?

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: A new British Iron Project
« on: September 18, 2012, 04:59:48 PM »
Semi-permanent home? You're gonna put her to work? That is awesome. What a beauty! And a worker!

Listeroid Engines / Re: KOEL 8/1 Project
« on: August 27, 2012, 07:42:37 PM »
One other thought:  Gary, don't you have a ton of oilfield/lister types?  Anything in that range?  Hook me up my man!

Listeroid Engines / Re: KOEL 8/1 Project
« on: August 27, 2012, 07:41:34 PM »
Yeah Willem's stuff is off the chart high.  ::)

Is there availability of 30hp from you Gary?

I've not even thought of the Arrow route. I have gas ells, but no gas tap at the house. Couldn't get that negotiated. I have some sources on the Arrow route though. Hmmm...

I have several friends at various levels in the gas/oil industry.  My distribution buddy says don't count on natural gas/propane when the crap hits the fan. Their disaster plans are to cut all the small towns/rural taps, shut in as many wells as possible, and just keep the metro areas up and loaded up with natural gas. So for me, diesel is still the answer.

Listeroid Engines / Re: KOEL 8/1 Project
« on: August 27, 2012, 02:14:13 PM »
In the aircraft world crimp has overtaken solder philosophy. However THAT is NOT one of the $4 aircraft wire crimps. It's a $.05 one for automotive DC as Dieselgman pointed out. I will use a good crimp on it and heat-shrink. I heat shrink everything. I did the quick crimp to test and see if my voltage leveled off. I was having trouble with blinking on my multimeter. Turns out a couple wires were bare and after cleaning it all up that fixed it. I know I have to take a loop of wire from one of those wires on the rectifier to my AVR in the remote doghouse. When I figure out which one I'll fix the crimp.

On an 8/1 with a ST5 head, if I back down to 775 on engine rpm, and pulley up correctly for 1860 at genny what will my output be? Anyone have a guess?  That engine is just sweet at 775, and vibrates at 850.  I still need to load it before I make that decision.  I'm hoping I get wrapped up enough to move it to it's permanent home this week, and get her anchored to the floor and do some load tests.

Next question for engine #2 is: Changfa? or Lister?  I need 12-15kW. Would prefer 17kW!


Listeroid Engines / Re: KOEL 8/1 Project
« on: August 25, 2012, 03:38:54 AM »
So the biggest problem at this point is that doghouse on the ST head. That thing is awful! Shake, rattle, and rolling all over the place. I took it off, and low and behold it has these horrible excuses for rubber "isolators" under it. No wonder the crazy thing is shaking all over!  I mounted an aluminum/steel box on top, drilled holes to mount it. Drilled it to attach the bus bar and rectifier and all is MUCH better. Found a bare wire in the process, patched it up, and now I get steady values on the multi-meter from the head. 242 volts.

Started on the control box I am building that will be monted on or near the generator. It has a push button start switch, Murphy Switchgauge for temperature, Ammeter for the battery, 12volt system on/off switch and dummy light (so far anyway).

Got the Doghouse in from Central Georgia Generator. For the money, you can't beat it. It will be mounted on the wall, and an 4AWG 3 wire cable comes from the doghouse on the ST head to this one.  Also have to bring a couple of 10AWG wires for the AVR in the remote doghouse.

I have three wires coming from the doghouse on the ST head. The outside to posts 120v legs each (or 240v across them) and one wire for the center two lugs that are common for the 120 volt legs.  When I get to the doghouse from CGG there are three CT's in there. Then to a breaker that has three lugs or poles.  So do all three wires pass through the appropriate CT's and then to all three lugs on that breaker? Tom's instructions say to wire for single of three phase. but get a little vague. Anyone able to clarify any of this for me? I can add pics tomorrow if needed.



off topic , but it is so funny to read............

"............ Beware of excessive costs for multiple Homeland Security inspections, (our last one ran up $2800 extra cost), ......"

I am from EAST Germany , but it seems to me that  , what ever was our childhood imagination of the "land of the free" , you are in the
hand of comrade Stalin and his KGB towaritschi .......... :-)

what is the penalty for importing a Lister ?  20 yrs GULAG ?

never mind , I am sure in next future WE will be "inspected" by the european "light-bulb" GESTAPO ..... :-)   , because from september on the trading with  "normal" light bulbs is prohibited ......    greetings from the green-red-eco-stalinist- faschists in Brussels...........     

There you have it folks! From an EAST GERMAN!!!!!

Generators / Re: Our turn for a long power outage
« on: August 21, 2012, 03:30:08 AM »
Pic of her running?

Listeroid Engines / Re: KOEL 8/1 Project
« on: August 21, 2012, 03:27:16 AM »
Fabricator, I am nottrying to belt start through the compression stroke. Solenoid on the decompression lever, and solenoid on the fuel rack.  I'll be able, with a timer, to decompress after shut down and let her coast the last few rounds. Although I think with an idler on the top belt it just might do it, but I don't want to burn her up.

38ac, interesting on the power units. I'll look into that ASAP. This area in Oklahoma we've been in tillage for 100 years, so I've probably seen those around and just didn't think of it!

Quinnf, Some starter/generators I've learned have more torque than others, so be sure you know what you are buying. Also don't buy a cheap Chinese replacement. The 1984 Club Car cart had a VERY torquey little starter on it.  I had them send me and extra set of brushes with it. They are like the old brushes of the past. Made from a soft lead-like substance that isn't lead. I've seen the newer copper looking brushes that heat and discolor. These are not those.

The company I posted earlier where I bought the starter/generator sold me the solenoid, external regulator, and extra brushes along with it as a match set.  Great people!

Listeroid Engines / Re: KOEL 8/1 Project
« on: August 20, 2012, 07:46:47 PM »
38ac, are your sourcing those dear parts at new? Or salvage? I'm assuming when referring to Deere Power Units you must live in irrigation country?

Listeroid Engines / Re: KOEL 8/1 Project
« on: August 20, 2012, 02:34:46 PM »

That radiator was made to mount them horizontal. If I flip it to vertical I think the cap will still work, but it makes the in the out, and the out the in. Probably doesn't matter though does it?

Gonna mount the radiator to the wall. Not sure what you mean on the coolant hoses. I thought Dursley wanted a direct shot from the top of the head to the radiator without any loops.I did think I would have that top hose kind of come straight up, and then curve towards the radiator constantly going uphill all the way. Will that work?

Listeroid Engines / Re: KOEL 8/1 Project
« on: August 20, 2012, 04:08:31 AM »
Got the Starter/Generator bracket welded on and painted. Starter/Generator is on, belt on and tight, and I tried it with the jumper cables. Works great! Still need to mount the solenoid, regulator, and start button.

Ready for battery, and to move it to the shed and anchor to the floor. New doghouse and a few other goodies arrive from Tom at Central Georgia generator this week. I'm going to have a remote doghouse and control panel mounted on the gen shed wall. Plan to keep all that stuff away from the vibration.

Listeroid Engines / Re: KOEL 8/1 Project
« on: August 19, 2012, 03:32:55 AM »
Progress has slowed on this project. We are prepping for planting wheat, school starting, and last of summer activities goin on. I'm tired!

I worked on the cooling some more. I got the fittings for the head and jug installed and I have a Murphy switch guage for temperature. BTW the guage was only $37 bucks at the Versatile dealership. Double that from Murphy resellers online. Weird.... Here's a pic of cooling:

I've also started to work on the Starter/Generator mounting bracket. I've picked up a serpentine pulley and belt for it. The bracket is finished. I just need to get a tensioning bracket figured out for the top ear on the Starter/Generator. Any ideas?

Generators / Re: 1115 and 15KW ST installation
« on: August 15, 2012, 03:14:13 PM »
Where did you source the Changfa?

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