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Changfa Engines / Re: How many Changfa's do you want ?
« on: December 01, 2021, 05:25:57 AM »
I just picked up a changchai 1100 with an st10 today for $550! Now I just have to figure out what to do with it!

Where ?

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Twin...SLOW SLOW speed....?
« on: November 30, 2021, 05:14:37 AM »
Somebody, in times past, made a crankcase cover door of plexiglass, to observe the activity while running.  instant oil mist was the reported result ( as I recall )  at normal RMM's the dipper slings oil everywhere, up to the piston grudgen pin, cam bearings... everywhere.    I doubt that can happen at slow RPM's and you could have an oil related failure.   
 And without sufficient heat, the piston & head will carbon up

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Ashwamegh cooling project
« on: November 28, 2021, 04:52:39 PM »
Nice work,

Is there a thermostat in your system?
If so, how did you incorporate it?

Veggie

Run some clothes dryer flex duct from the alternator vents to your radiator.  That alternator moves a lot of air !

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Changfa Engines / Re: Chang-chai and ST head, deal? Or no deal?
« on: November 09, 2021, 12:17:53 AM »
Speechless  !!

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Twin fuel control turnbuckle
« on: November 03, 2021, 10:34:19 PM »
Sweet ! I've got  single, but what a great idea.

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Lister CS 6/1 as form of rehab
« on: November 03, 2021, 06:40:42 PM »
I've got the task now, of replacing brushes on a ST-5 head.   
 Vendor suggestions & part #'s  or are they all different each week ?
Any videos of getting the brush out past the springs ?

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Pushrods
« on: November 03, 2021, 04:49:37 AM »
I put a zip-tie on the far side ( exhaust ) pushrod, makes it easier to see it spinning around.  And mine are not the same length either.

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Engines / Re: Lister LT1
« on: October 25, 2021, 02:55:56 AM »
Be careful when changing engine speed to adjust voltage - engine speed sets the frequency of the output 50hz or 60hz

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Listeroid Engines / Re: crack in 6/1 head
« on: October 20, 2021, 05:39:36 AM »
i see the crack in the exterior.  Does the crack bridge anything internally, like to the crankcase ?

You could grind a V into in, along the length and try epoxy on the fresh bare metal, but many epoxies weaken at 200F, where you want to have the head running.  add the inevitable oil, maybe some weld may hold, if you can get a cast iron weld artist

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Flywheel energy
« on: September 29, 2021, 06:18:22 AM »
and if I put larger and larger tires on my bike, I could go 80mph up hill, easy peddling.

That flywheel just adds surge power for a second or 3.  But a 6/1 cant pull 15kw load for very long.

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Everything else / Re: Bad Solar Panel
« on: September 15, 2021, 06:36:24 AM »
A solar panel should be able to run indefinitely into a short.  That's one of the factory tests.  No diodes should be ruined.

Connecting a panel backwards can fry things, or maybe the vendor sold you a dud.

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Everything else / Re: DIY water chiller - reading suggestions?
« on: September 10, 2021, 09:53:19 PM »
....... People forget that a simple failure of the BMS can wipe out a cell or an entire bank. All it takes is a lightning spike on the power or grounding system.........

Some BMS's are so poorly engineered ( if at all ), that they are going to fail, and take out the battery bank with them.

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Things I want to Buy / Re: cs 6
« on: September 03, 2021, 06:17:13 AM »
SVO ?
 solid veg oil ?   soiled veg oil ?

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Everything else / Re: DIY water chiller - reading suggestions?
« on: August 19, 2021, 06:04:19 AM »
The IcyBall is a wonderful device, and I've dreamed for some time, of re-creating one out of "parts" .
But I don't have the skills to pull it off, but such an elegant design.

http://www.crosleyautoclub.com/IcyBall/crosley_icyball.html

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Generators / Re: Lister HA and Brush RS1B generator
« on: August 16, 2021, 07:27:36 PM »
What  is the info on the plates ?    300V  5A ?  something like that ?

You still need to rectify to get the DC control voltages to run the DC half.

I don't know anything about retrofitting a AVR to those.

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