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General Discussion / 2.5 hp Suzuki Outboard (high speed needed)
« on: September 11, 2009, 09:01:39 PM »
I had a minivacation on Georgian Bay this summer..
I traveled 116km in 2 days in my canoe...

I was testing out my new 2.5hp four stroke suzuki outboard i installed on the canoe i built a few years ago..

The boat fully loaded wieghed 400lbs 1/4oz...
I had 1 litre oil containers full of fuel i kept dumping in everytime it ran out..
On 1 Litre of fuel i averaged:
Distance 24.325km
Speed 9.3 km
Time moving 2:36
MAx speed 13.125 km
The views were awesome...

Hercules had a great time and thinks this place is the best place in the world to play...

This was my bed for a few was amazing to watch the meteor shower...a meteorite was falling at about every 5 seconds for my own personal fireworks display...

I even had time to stop at Henry's world famous Fish and Chips out on one of the islands...busy place 4 float planes took off while i was eating my pickeral dinner...

The rock formations from erosion are interesting to look at...hard to imagine anything that could wear the granite into these wierd designs..

Have a great summer all...
Time to go out camping again...see you all in a few days..

Waste Motor Oil / Centrifuge
« on: August 29, 2009, 12:25:11 AM »
If anyone is interested
IEC Model K Centrifuge, 400 lbs. Large-capacity centrifuge, features variable speed control and an automatic 2-hour timer. Dimensions are 31"l x 24"w x 37"h (79 x 61 x 94cm). In working Condition.

General Discussion / Vacation
« on: February 17, 2009, 05:40:06 PM »
Im tired of winter here in Muskoka...its either a billion below freezing or warms up and snows like crazy..damn lake effect weather..
This past year i ran all my company expenses through my aeromiles card and can afford to fly me and the g/f too LasVegas and are heading south to Lake Havasu for a weeks visit with me mum...the snowbird..
I was wondering if any of you fellow heavymetal motorheads would know of any sites/attractions i might be interested in visiting in the area...

General Discussion / 3/4 inch water turbine
« on: January 14, 2009, 03:58:19 AM »
I have a hypothetical question for the group...
Lets say i accidenately dug up a couple pipes on my property...
One of the pipes has an inside diameter of 3/4 inch and produces water at a constant 60-65 psi indefinately..
The other pipe is about 4 inches and will take all water produced from the 3/4 inch pipe away....
How would one figure out the electrical power potential from such a HYPOTHETICAL situation?

Everything else / Battery Storage
« on: June 17, 2008, 03:55:04 AM »
Sometimes it take me awhile to get around to building things..
If a wet cell battery was stored without any acid in it at all, will it last forever?
And if so when you add the acid will it be in a fully charged state?
Are these batteries available for purchase without acid?

Petteroids / The Good, the Rad and the Narly..
« on: July 09, 2007, 10:19:05 PM »
The Good, the Rad and the Narly..

Found a Petter AV1¬  5.5hp¬  1800rpm engine generator in a friends garage...
A few cases of cheap canadian beer where traded an i was off with a new toy..

The Good

Once it was home, my engine guru and i both agreed that the handcrank was not for the AV1, and figured if the engine ever did start it would beat one or both of us to death...
But with new fuel added and a bit of team work i could spin the engine up to speed then remove the handcrank then the guru would drop the compression relief...
3rd try¬  it started...woohoooo

The rad

The rubber rad mounts are all destroyed allowing the rad to rub on the fan...(Scraping noise heard)
Even with huge dents the thing holds fluids...

The Narly

This big piece of metal is a motor/generator...
When 24 volts is applied it spins the motor fast enough to start the AV1 (this is cool)
The generator part has me a little stumped at the moment...
Would anyone have any info on a :

Hopkinson Motors and Electric Co.Ltd.
1 Phase
CON Rating
110 volts
27.3 amps


Petteroids / Found AV1
« on: June 26, 2007, 04:48:11 PM »
Just mentioning my 12/2 listeriod to a friend...
His dad has had a Petter engine in his garage for 20 years collecting dust..

1800 rpm
5.5 hp
3kw generator..
would i be right in assuming it was built in 1956?
engine turns over..kinda..i turned it 15 degrees and heard scraping sounds i stopped..
Are parts available for this engine?
Would anyone know the value of this engine?
Price quoted was.."Ill help you get it the f*&^ out of my shop and you can have the damn thing"

Other Fuels / Citronella Oil
« on: June 07, 2007, 09:38:50 PM »
The blackflies are all gone in my area now...i think it might be the mosquitoes ate them all...
Damn bitin bugs ...I HATE EM...
Anyone ever tried mixing citronella oil in with there fuel to try to keep the damn bugs away..??
Just a thought i had while i was scratchin bites....

Lister Based Generators / Belleghuan 12/2
« on: May 19, 2007, 02:08:38 AM »
Finally i made power......wooohooo
4 hour run...5000 to 7000 watts...intermittantly
190 to 195 cooling temp...
exhaust within 8 degrees of each other....
added an extra muffler to each cylinder 3.5 hours into the run...(now the belt slapping is the loudest noise you can hear from the nieghbours)
no smoke from exhaust yet..
Then it ran outta fuel...

Happyness is a warm diesel.....

Everything else / Power Management System
« on: March 30, 2007, 03:06:34 AM »
This unit looks like it would be a fun thing to tinker with..

Equipment Description
The power management system is designed to control
six priority loads and up to two air conditioner loads that
are being supplied by power from the home standby
system.This power management system goes into a
STANDBY mode and does not control any loads when
utility power is present.
The power management system consists of a relay board
with 6 relays to control loads rated up to 120 VAC,
20 Amps, 1 hp, and a control module that has 2 relays for
central air conditioner loads.The circuit boards are housed
in a NEMA 3R enclosure that is suitable for both indoor
and outdoor installations.
Two (2) current transformers monitor generator current at
the transfer switch to ensure that the loading of the
generator does not exceed 85 percent. Should load exceed
85 percent, the power management system will start to
shed loads to keep the generator from overloading.The
power management system will add load back once
sufficient current is available.
The controle module has a green LED for each relay to
indicate when the relays are supplying power to the loads
when on generator power.There is also a status LED that
flashes when the power management system is functioning

Lister Based Generators / My 12/2 Gen.
« on: October 06, 2006, 01:51:11 AM »
I thought i would post a few pictures...

This base is temporary, the hollow section in the center will be filled with concrete and rebar..
The engine and gen. metal frame will be removed as one piece and set into a concrete base when the generator room is built...
This engine will only be run for emergency power until then..
I figure the wood around the base will burn hot enough to crumble the concrete making removal easier..
Also it gives us yet another test mount system to evaluate...wood and concrete..

I am installing a 1500w preheater to help with starting in the canadian cold...
The grey box on the upper water manifold is a 1 1/4" thermostatic bypass valve for boiler systems, it came with a 160 degree thermostat that i replaced with a 195 degree one from napa..
Anyone know how much wieght the manifold can support?

Any questions and comments welcome..


Lister Based Generators / Engine/Generator Mounting
« on: June 27, 2006, 02:44:50 AM »
Which way would be the best arrangement for the Engine/Generator?





I am thinking that D/ would make the best arrangement..
Any comments?

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