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General Discussion / Re: Hurricane
« on: Today at 05:36:05 AM »

I use my Changfa 1115 clone with the ST 15KW head most of the time when I need a genny.
It does not use much fuel....

I usually have 20 gallons or so on hand because both of my tractors are diesel. I think one holds about
6 gallons and the other 12 or 15.

When storms are near I have everything full as well as my backup 5 gal cans.

I have several generators but have never HAD to use them except for the Changfa clone.

If I were to add everything up it would be about 40 gallons or so. (that's with all tanks full)

I don't ever remember using more than 5 or 6 gallons when we loose power. The longest we have
been without power has been 5 days that I remember.
The local power company is usually pretty good about getting us back on line.

I don't know if that answers your question but it's all I got !

General Discussion / Hurricane update
« on: September 29, 2022, 03:49:49 PM »
As many of you know I'm on the east coast.
The storm came through this area overnight.
We got no damage. Our power did not go out.
I don't think the wind got over 40 or 50 mph.
We did get some rain but not that much.

Usually when they cross the state, as this one did, they will loose most of their power.
This storm was rather large so I did board up the south and west side of the house.

The west side of the state did get a lot of damage and flooding.

Thanks for everyones concern......we did OK this time !

General Discussion / Hurricane
« on: September 28, 2022, 01:32:08 PM »
Here we go !
I am on the east coast of Florida.
Looked like is was going to stay west of us until yesterday. Now it has moved
east and looks like it will be just north of me. I'm near Melbourne.
Got my Coleman stuff ready. I started collecting years ago so I'm well stocked
with lanterns, stoves and fuel !
Got my generators staged and ready. I have 4 diesel gen sets, so good there.

I know members just south of me.

Stay safe and take cover !


Listeroid Engines / Re: Strange sounds
« on: September 20, 2022, 11:17:59 PM »
PM me with info.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Strange sounds
« on: September 16, 2022, 05:43:50 PM »
Yep, that's what I thought.....they all do it.

You want to measure the backlash at different points as you rotate the entire assembly.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Strange sounds
« on: September 15, 2022, 07:49:43 PM »

When this came up in the past I remember someone said it is the "slop" in the entire
valve train.
When the cam rotates the pressure on the lifters forces the cam to "slam" over to the
next cam lobe. That and the "slop" between the cam, idler and crank gear.
When I put mine together I used an offset ider bolt and the bronze gear.
The offset bolt takes the guess work out of the idler gear bolt hole being in the wrong
place as many seem to be. My bronze gear shows no wear after running for 50 hours or so.

Look in the posts here about the idler gear problems. Some are not round creating the problem
of the gear train being tight then loose......others blow up after a few hours running.
I would encourage you to read as much as you can about the idler gear problems and gear
train problems before you run the engine.

Here again, I'm sure someone will chime in with much more knowledge than myself.

If you need an offset bolt I can make you one if you know about how much offset you need. Someone
here (I think it was John) made and sold them at one time.  My machine work is not as perfect as his but
they do work and I have good feedback from people that have used them.

At this point read, read, read. Learn as much as you can about the gear train and idler gear. It may
save you headaches down the road.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Strange sounds
« on: September 15, 2022, 02:29:57 AM »
My 25/2 does that....
Somewhere I read it is the way the valve overlap works on these.
I'm sure someone will chime in with a better explanation.

Changfa Engines / Re: Big China diesel sawing wood
« on: September 12, 2022, 02:44:46 AM »
Three finger Tony !
What could go wrong ?
"When a man was a man".....

I think my "changfa" is 22 horse ?  ....looks larger than mine but hard to tell....

Thanks Butch, interesting video.

The original post was over a year ago.
It is a let down when people don't follow through.
I think I have been guilty of it myself from time to time.

Everything else / Re: DIY water chiller - reading suggestions?
« on: September 08, 2022, 01:59:39 AM »
As Clint Eastwood would say in a low tone voice...."Oh, yea"....

Looks amazing. I'm glad you got it going !


I have one of those VR kits in my 803 (military gen set) and will say it is one of the best
kits I have ever purchased. The parts included are all labeled and the instructions are clear
and easy to follow.

Changfa Engines / Re: New build - Changfa R175
« on: September 02, 2022, 11:05:24 PM »
No problem Keith. I'm so busy right now it's hard for me to keep up !

The stub shaft.... as I said I have used that method several times. Even when setting the stub at 0
in the hub once it gets welded it will shift a little that's why I say to face it after welding. Might just
be my limited skill set.

I like to use the Lovejoy type couplers. They can be found on ebay usually for a reasonable price if
you do a little searching.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Big end wear or damage
« on: September 02, 2022, 10:34:34 PM »
What a beauty !

Changfa Engines / Re: New build - Changfa R175
« on: September 02, 2022, 02:22:03 PM »
I have done several with that method.
After you weld the shaft then insert the shaft on the lathe to face the mating surface true.


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