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Generators / 240 vs 220
« on: February 24, 2021, 05:16:39 PM »
Hello all.  Quick question.  My ST head is 220vAC.  I have an AVR and it holds pretty well under load, but.......

I live in Ontario-ari-ario, and our voltage standard is 240vAC.  I am running almost 10% under that standard.  My concern is running things like a refrigerator, stove or a washer/dryer that have some kind of computer board but maybe not an actual internal power supply.  I am not too concerned about running the 240v well pump, or the electric water heater (straight resistance load).  Am I putting my (quasi) electronic items at risk running this get head?  I am having a heck of a time finding anyone in this province that can supply an actual 240vAC 2 bearing head for anything resembling a decent price.  Thanks for your time, and have a great day.


Engines / LD1 fuel pump set up question
« on: November 29, 2016, 05:10:01 PM »
Hello all;

I am the proud owner of a rather cantankerous LD1.  It does not like to start.  Once running, it runs along fine, but it does not like to start.  Filling the primer cup, hot air to the intake, even a much younger crank turner - still does not like to start.  It has good compression (I can barely turn the handle with the de-compression lever off), it will run and power the 1500watt generator with a load on it, so I presume I am getting fuel, the air cleaner is not restricted, and the exhaust port is clear, but it does not like to start.I have gotten a copy of the instruction manual Thanks Gary), and it mentions setting up the fuel pump by placing the fuel delivery switch lever into the run position, placing a 0.010 feeler gauge under the lever and ensuring the witness mark on the fuel rack is aligned with the fuel pump body.  Here is where we run into our first witness mark.  I am wondering if any one out there with an LD1 that runs, could do me a huge favour and measure the length of the rack protruding out of the fuel pump body on the right side with the fuel lever in run?  Might give me a starting point.  Then I can move on to addressing things like clogged injectors, compression issues, spill timing, who knows (unless someone has run into this before and would be kind enough to point me in the right direction).  Thanks all and have a great day.


Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / 12/2 Listeroid for sale
« on: May 25, 2014, 10:59:08 PM »
Hi all.  I am putting my 12/2 listeroid up for sale.  The sale is for the complete engine only.  The engine runs (there is even video evidence here - on page 4).  I am in central Ontario (near Peterborough), and would certainly consider helping relocate the motor if required.  I am asking $2000.00  I can be reached through this site or via email "fairmountvewe@hotmail dot com".  Thanks for looking.


Generators / Syncing small inverter generators
« on: March 25, 2014, 03:46:49 PM »
Hi all.  Here's hoping that the electrical geniuses here can help me out.  I own a Yamaha EF2000is inverter generator.  It works great and fills a need here on the farm.  We are contemplating buying an older 5th wheel and one of the projects i am looking into is being able to supply power to it when we are not at a camp site.  To that end, I have seen that in the states, you can buy these suitcase style inverter generators that can be synced together (Honda and Yamaha both have that ability), but in Canada, I presume the CSA has not drank the kool-aid and we cannot get these sync-capable gen sets.  A quick check of the on-line schematic shows that the syncing ports are really just taps off the power outlets  (number 6 is the syncing port)

so my question is....could I just make up a two headed 3 prong 15a plug that feeds a 3 prong 30a RV plug and be good to go?  Do these kind of inverter generators automatically do the "master/slave" thing and self sync/self load control (presuming of course that the two sets are hooked together electrically BEFORE they are started)?  It looks to me like this is exactly what happens, but then again, the referenced schematic may be missing a few components, and not be telling the whole story.  I cannot find a schematic for the big box of squirrels they call a control unit (number 15 on the schematic), or the sync cable, (but the on-line pictures don't show any kind of control box, just a cable attached to a plug) so I have no way of knowing what proprietary secrets are going on in there.  It almost seems too good to be true.  Any words of wisdom or advice are welcome before I go and let the magic smoke out of a couple of thousand dollars worth of generators.


Generators / Replacement generator head questions
« on: January 05, 2014, 02:43:40 PM »
Hi all, and a happy snowy Sunday to those of us lucky enough to live in Central Ontario.  As the title implies, I am tentatively looking for a replacement generator head for my newly acquired LD1 (3.5 hp) generator.  I had the chance yesterday to do some playing, and the original head was putting out 108V AC and 9.5 V DC with a 1300 w heater connected to it.  Not really quite up to snuff as far as acceptable power specs for running capacitive loads, and certainly not enough to charge the 12V battery.  Now admittedly I know very little about the magical inner workings of a generator head, especially one with both AC and DC windings, (except not to let the magic smoke out), so I am wondering about re-powering it with a small (2 Kw) ST head, or do I just try and get this one updated or re-wound if that is possible?  What say ye?  Thanks.


Lister Based Generators / New to me generator- need help
« on: December 29, 2013, 11:17:37 PM »
Hi all.  Well providence smiled upon me today and I came up with this.....

Now the info on the plate says
"Engine # 1191LD16
Plant # 44475NA
Dynamo # 12622/1
1.5 KVA"

So what did I bring home?  All I know is that it runs, it will power a 1500 w ceramic heater at 59.8 Hz.  The generator doghouse looks like a bad dream gone horribly wrong, so I guess I am looking for any and all info (wiring diagrams etc) pertaining to my newest "Honey it followed me home...."ism.



Listeroid Engines / Thermostats in a twin
« on: December 08, 2013, 12:36:45 AM »
Has anyone done this?  And how?  Do you put two thermostats in between the cylinders and the manifold, or just one at the outlet of the manifold?  I have assembled most of the required parts for my cooling system, and I want to use thermostats.  Thanks in advance for any help.


Listeroid Engines / Call me stupid but.....
« on: December 02, 2013, 02:19:33 AM »
How do you add video to this forum?  Do I need yet another account to something?  Help please.

Listeroid Engines / Flywheel balancing question
« on: October 18, 2013, 03:32:28 AM »
Hi all.  I have a question, but first a little background.  A bunch of years ago, thanks in no small part to Rocketboy F1's excellent website, and a loving and understanding wife, I found myself in possession of a 12/2 engine.  Now here is where the fun starts.  The engine is internally counterbalanced.  The flywheels are the 6/1 counterbalanced type.  It seems to me that I need to "un" counterbalance my flywheels.  I have toyed with the idea of buying new ones, but a big part of me wants to solve this problem.  I have debated using an angle grinder to grind out the weight, but from all that I have been able to gather that is a messy, time consuming, fraught with potential failure kind of idea.  My son (a MatTech in the CF) gave me an idea. What would stop me from putting a bunch of lead opposite the counterbalance and effectively oppose the generated forces?  I really don't know.  What say ye?

General Discussion / Ah the weekend........
« on: January 23, 2009, 10:17:58 PM »
I just love coming home after another work week to find the Canadian Tire flyer in the mail box.  This week they have a Kill-a-watt clone for $17.99, a Xantrex 1000w modified sine wave inverter for $424.99, an offshore/house brand 1000w full sine wave inverter for $254.99, and a 220V MIG welder for $599.99  Oh the choices!  C'mon lambs........Grow!  Daddy needs new toys.


Listeroid Engines / 12/2 counterbalanced?
« on: April 30, 2008, 11:55:57 PM »
Well the long awaited day finally arrived.  I tore the crate off my 12/2 and started poking around.  Got the inspection cover off and noticed that I have large white counterbalances on the crankshaft.  I was not ready for that.  I don't have my Utterpower CD here at the house, so before I do anything else (other than burn the packing crate), I thought I would throw this out to you all.  Are these counterbalances common?  Are they required? And for what it is worth, we all seem willing to take shots at the QA process (or lack there-of), but it occured to me today, that maybe we should be praising them for their crate building skills.  Holy cr@p!

Listeroid Engines / Yet another Newbie
« on: January 17, 2008, 10:34:39 PM »
Greetings all from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.  Home of the Fairmountvewe diesel nut.  I am (obviously) new to the site, and after some admin issues getting logged on........well here I am.  I currently have a Yanmar L100 powered 7.5 Kw ST head for backup power and remote farm welding, and got the coolest Christmas present yet - a JKSon 12/2.  I mean how can you NOT beleive in Santa?  The big plan is to get the Listeroid out and running once the weather becomes more hospitable for outdoor hobbies (that's right, no insulated workshop).  Got lots of information from this sight so far, and I look forward to a lot more.  I do have to talk to Stan about his Tamarack base.  Sounds acheivable to a farmer like me.

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