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General Discussion / Re: High end Flashlights/torches
« on: June 21, 2009, 11:11:43 PM »
It seems to me that all the LED lights are using odd batteries or are tiny.
Can anyone recommend a flashlight that just uses ordinary batteries, maybe 2 or 3 C or D size cells.
Something that is sized like a normal flashlight instead of tiny, lasts a long time and produces maybe to or three times the light of a normal flashlight (I don't know how that translates to lumens) ?
Something that is maybe $50 max ?


Here you go:

Rayovac Sportsman Xtreme 4W LED 3C Flashlight- RAYSE4W3C

his Rayovac rugged Xtreme Sportsman high performance flashlight is water resistant, includes an ultra bright 4W Luxeon LED, yields an amazing 150 lumens and has 100 hours of run time. This Rayovac Sportsman Xtreme flashlight design features a rubber comfort grip and sleek titanium color. Powered by 3 C batteries.

On Sale $26.99

General Discussion / Re: High end Flashlights/torches
« on: June 21, 2009, 07:26:39 PM »
If you don't like to have pump up your lantern you can still get an Aladdin Mantel Lamp


still in production:

or if you like to walk around carbide lamps are still made:


General Discussion / Re: CMD 45HP 'oid 3 cylinder
« on: October 03, 2008, 10:07:44 PM »

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Daihatsu DM950D
« on: February 20, 2008, 09:43:24 PM »
More info:

New turbocharged diesel from Briggs & Stratton Daihatsu
Mike Brezonick

Continuing the evolution of its line of small water-cooled engines, Briggs & Stratton Daihatsu has introduced a turbocharged version of its DM950 diesel. The new DM950DT engine, introduced at the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's Expo '99 in Louisville, is rated 31 gross hp at 3600 rpm, with peak torque of 51, at 2400 rpm.

"The 950DT will match the output of the 950cc gasoline engine, completing the perfect interchangeability, not only in size and envelope, but also in power and torque," noted Paul Farny, general manager of Briggs & Stratton Daihatsu. From the inception of the joint venture engine program between Briggs & Stratton, Milwaukee, Wis., and Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan, interchangeability has been one of the hallmarks of the engines, as diesel, gasoline and LPG versions of the DM700 and DM950 engines all feature the same dimensions. This allows the equipment manufacturer to develop diesel or gaseous-fueled versions of the same machine, without a lot of re-engineering of the equipment.

This flexibility has proven to be extremely popular in the turf and industrial equipment markets, as they allow manufacturers to offer virtually the same machine configuration with any fuel type required.

The DM series engines are all four-stroke, three-cylinder overhead valve engines that feature cast iron cylinder blocks, with cast-in wet cylinder liners. The head is cast aluminum for the gasoline engines and cast iron for the diesels, with a cross flow port design incorporating six head bolts per cylinder and press fit replaceable valve seats. The crankshaft on the DM950 engines is forged carbon steel with hardened and ground fillets for heavy-duty durability. The line also features a pressure lubrication system with spin-on oil filter, cyclone-type air cleaner; and side outlet exhaust manifold.

"The engine has retained its extreme compactness even with the addition of the turbocharger," Farny added. "The increase of overall width is 0.25 in., and the height over crankshaft centerline is increased only 7/8th in." Dimensions of the DM950DT are 16.7 in. long x 16.15 in. wide x 20.18 high. Dry weight is 200 lb.

Another important feature, Farny noted, is a liquid-cooled bearing for the turbocharger. "In addition to a generous flow of lube oil while running, this cooling jacket will protect the beating from heat soak when the engine is shut down after it has been running under heavy load." A water-lube oil cooler is also available as an option, Farny said.

General Discussion / Re: Lister Substitute Belarus
« on: February 04, 2008, 05:12:36 AM »
Probably came off a Belarus 250AS tractor no longer in production.

Belarus 250AS

General tractor information:

   Manufacturer:   Belarus

   Model:   250AS

   Type:   Farm/Agricultural tractor

   Years produced:   1979 - 1987

   Total built:   

   Factory:   Minsk, Belarus

   Original price:   8000 (1987)

Tractor power:

   Engine:   31 hp [23.1 kW]

   Drawbar (rated):   22 hp [16.4 kW]

   PTO (rated):   24 hp [17.9 kW]


   Manufacturer:   Belarus

   Fuel:   diesel

   Cylinders:   2

   Bore/Stroke:   4.13x4.72 inches [105 x 120 mm]

   Displacement:   127 ci [2.1 L]

   Compression:   16:1

   Rated RPMs:   



   Firing order:   


   Type:   sliding gear

   Forward:   8

   Reverse:   6


Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Energy cells and M chanbers
« on: November 06, 2007, 05:54:20 AM »
Fairbanks Morse made and still does opposed piston 2 cycle diesels. They are used in US submarines both diesel-electric and nuclear subs as a emergency generator.

They were also used on locomotives.

Their website:

The 38 designates they first year of engine production

Petteroids / Re: Powerline 10/1 inspection
« on: January 16, 2007, 08:10:56 PM »
Its amazing what simple ideas we over look sometimes unfortunately i dont thinkĀ  i can get dry ice around here???

Do you have a super Walmart? They usually have dry ice.

General Discussion / Imperial Diesel
« on: December 10, 2006, 06:20:52 PM »
Anybody heard anything about this company?

Here is their website

They make turn key diesel generators.

Petteroids / Re: Powerline 10/1 inspection
« on: October 19, 2006, 07:08:43 PM »
Check out NASA's Fastener Design Manual.

It is available for download in PDF format here:

This manual was written for design engineers to enable them to choose appropriate fasteners for their designs. Subject matter includes fastener material selection, platings, lubricants, corrosion, locking methods, washers, inserts, thread types and classes, fatigue loading, and fastener torque. A section on design criteria covers the derivation of torque formulas, loads on a fastener group, combining simultaneous shear and tension loads, pullout load for tapped holes, grip length, head styles, and fastener strengths. The second half of this manual presents general guidelines and selection criteria for rivets and lockbolts.

Some other NASA pub of interest are located here:

General Discussion / Re: high temp hose
« on: October 01, 2006, 05:29:07 PM »
Here are a couple of sites to check out:

United Muffler Corp.

DME Incorporated

Sorry but the URLs were inputed wrong. The links work now.

Waste Motor Oil / Re: turpentine?
« on: September 08, 2006, 02:51:57 AM »
It is flammable, but what kind of residue will it leave?



This guideline summarizes pertinent information about turpentine for workers and employers as well as for physicians, industrial hygienists, and other occupational safety and health professionals who may need such information to conduct effective occupational safety and health programs. Recommendations may be superseded by new developments in these fields; readers are therefore advised to regard these recommendations as general guidelines and to determine periodically whether new information is available.


* Formula

C(10)H(16) (approximate formula); turpentine has a minimum alpha-pinene content of 40 percent by weight

* Structure

(For Structure, see paper copy)

* Synonyms

Gum spirits, turps, gum thus, D.D. turpentine, wood turpentine, oil of turpentine, rectified turpentine oil, spirits of turpentine, sulfate wood turpentine, sulfate turpentine, gum turpentine, steam-distilled turpentine.

* Identifiers

1. CAS 8006-64-2.

2. RTECS YO8400000.

3. DOT UN: 1299 27.

4. DOT label: None if gum spirits; Flammable Liquid if wood spirits.

* Appearance and odor

Turpentine is a volatile mixture of hydrocarbon isomers obtained either from pine gum or pine wood. Gum turpentine is a yellowish, sticky, opaque, combustible material; the wood distillate (oil of turpentine) is a flammable, colorless liquid with a characteristic odor.


* Physical data (properties vary with the specific product)

1. Molecular weight: Approximately 136.

2. Boiling point (760 torr): 150 to 180 degrees C (302 to 356 degrees F).

3. Specific gravity (water = 1): 0.86 to 0.90 at 15 degrees C (59 degrees F).

4. Vapor density (air = 1 at boiling point of turpentine): 4.6 to 4.8.

5. Melting point: -50 to -60 degrees C (-58 to -76 degrees F).

6. Vapor pressure at 20 degrees C (68 degrees F): 5 torr.

7. Solubility: Insoluble in water; soluble in alcohol, ether, chloroform, and glacial acetic acid.

8. Evaporation rate (butyl acetate = 1): Below 1.0.

* Reactivity

1. Conditions contributing to instability: Heat, exposure to air in a confined space, and sources of ignition.

2. Incompatibilities: Contact of turpentine with oxidation catalysts or with strong oxidizing agents (especially chlorine) may cause fires and explosions.

3. Hazardous decomposition products: Toxic gases and vapors (such as carbon monoxide and the partial oxidation products of terpenes) may be released in a fire involving turpentine.

4. Special precautions: Turpentine attacks some coatings and some forms of plastic and rubber.

* Flammability

The National Fire Protection Association has assigned a flammability rating of 3 (severe fire hazard) to turpentine.

1. Flash point: 35 degrees C (95 degrees F) (closed cup).

2. Autoignition temperature: 253 degrees C (488 degrees F).

3. Flammable limits in air (percent by volume): Lower, 0.8; upper, Data not available.

4. Extinguishant: Use water fog, dry chemical, foam, or carbon dioxide to fight fires involving turpentine. A water spray may be ineffective, but it may be used to cool fire-exposed containers. If a leak or spill has not ignited, water spray also may be used to disperse vapors and to protect persons attempting to stop the leak.

Fires involving turpentine should be fought upwind and from the maximum distance possible. Keep unnecessary people away; isolate hazard area and deny entry. Emergency personnel should stay out of low areas and ventilate closed spaces before entering. Vapor explosion and poison hazards may occur indoors, outdoors, or in sewers. Vapors may travel to a source of ignition and flash back. Containers of turpentine may explode in the heat of the fire and should be moved from the fire area if it is possible to do so safely. If this is not possible, cool containers from the sides with water until well after the fire is out. Stay away from the ends of containers. Personnel should withdraw immediately if a rising sound from a venting safety device is heard or if there is discoloration of a container due to fire. Dikes should be used to contain fire-control water for later disposal. If a tank car or truck is involved in a fire, personnel should isolate an area of a half a mile in all directions. Firefighters should wear a full set of protective clothing, including a self-contained breathing apparatus, when fighting fires involving turpentine. Firefighters' protective clothing may provide limited protection against fires involving turpentine.

* Warning properties

The odor threshold for turpentine is 200 parts per million (ppm) parts of air. Because this value is above the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) current permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 100 ppm [29 CFR 1910.1000, Table Z-1-A], turpentine is considered to have inadequate warning properties.

* Eye irritation properties

The eye irritation threshold for turpentine is 175 ppm.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Thermostat and heat storage questions
« on: August 19, 2006, 03:38:34 PM »
Lead Joint or Lead and Oakum Joint

Bell and spigot drainage pipe joint of case iron where molten lead is poured over a coarse, untwisted rope of hemp that is in the joint, sealing it.

You can get the supplies at this site:

The lost art of making lead joints:

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