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Other Fuels / Alcohol in smaller engines
« on: August 31, 2006, 08:54:31 PM »
Just wondering here, has anyone ever ran 100% alcohol in a smaller gas engine?  In particular, an Onan.  I have had this genset for years, and would really like to try it out on "shine"....  Its a 1971 4Kw out of an old winnebago. It runs like a top on gasoline, and even 10%  ethanol blend, but 100% alcohol, never tried it.   

Any suggestions or ideas on what to do to make it run properly? mixture settings, spark advance/retard, power increse/decrease?    Getting sick and tired of these damned 200 dollar electric bills, and i cannot afford a listeroid genset right now, (cant afford not to have it either! )  So I would really like to get this unit up and running on alcohol if possible, would really help out on the electric bill!!!!!

General Discussion / Interesting run
« on: August 04, 2006, 04:03:51 AM »
tonight/this evening......I fabricated a dodge alternator mount, and installed the alternator onto my 1917 Fuller and Johnson 1.5 HP hit and miss engine.

Here are some rough measurements on the run.

Average RPM.......375
average output......48 amps@12voltsDC
fuel usage....1 quart @ 2 hours run time

It aint diesel, but damn, this is looking good!

I am going to do more accurate testing next week.  If this is doing what i think it is doing, i will be VERY happy!

General Discussion / diesel conversion
« on: July 19, 2006, 04:55:37 AM »
Hi all!  First post here...

I have always been interested in old school technology, my shop and the antique engines and tractor show it!

There is one thing that I am curious about, Has anyone ever converted an old gasoline stationary engine over to run on diesel (or similiar fuels) ?

I have an old 1927 ish McCormick deering 1.5 HP that is in bad need of a rebuild.  And being how this engine is pretty much rock solid, i was wondering if anyone has attemted to run a low grade fuel through such a critter?  Mot looking to install an injector pump or anything like that, just run it on diesel....

any thoughts on this??????

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