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General Discussion / Re: 6/1 generator build
« Last post by ajaffa1 on May 25, 2023, 11:44:40 PM »
I know exactly where you are coming from, I`m just short of retirement myself. Doing stuff just gets harder every day. I`m a bit ahead of you, my shed is done, still got to do the solar and an awful lot of landscaping and tree clearing. Hope to have it all done before I fall off the perch.
What sort of controller are you looking at for the CS setup?

General Discussion / Re: 6/1 generator build
« Last post by glassblower on May 25, 2023, 01:41:56 PM »
Yep, have it covered with both a 8 1/2" and 9 1/4" pulley for both 6/1 and 8/1.  Long term will probably automate the start / stop with a micro controller and monitor speed and temperature. I think BruceM did something similar to his. Too much on my plate at the moment, trying to get a barn concreted with PEX in the floor, designing and building a tilting pole structure for two solar arrays with 12 panels each, getting power trenched in back from the main road and clearing trees for a house maybe next year. Gets harder to do every year as I get older and I'm over 60 now.  This Lister project is more of a fun project than work with a future purpose to me. 
General Discussion / Re: 6/1 generator build
« Last post by ajaffa1 on May 24, 2023, 10:54:47 PM »
Hi Glassblower, sounds like a plan. I am planning to fit an electrical inlet on the outside of my shed, this will allow me to hookup any one of my many generators when we get power outages.
Be warned the 8/1 is only a 6/1 with an aluminium piston allowing more RPMs, you will need a smaller pulley on the ST if you want to use that extra horsepower.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: CS6 Loose flywheels
« Last post by ajaffa1 on May 24, 2023, 10:42:54 PM »
I doubt there is enough meat in the bosses to take taperlocks. I think I would be building the crankshaft up with weld and machining it back to it`s original size, alternatively you could buy a new Indian crank. I would then braze the two damaged flywheels and machine them back to original dimension. You are going to need a lot of heat for the brazing and access to a big lathe to do the machining.
Let us know how you go.

Original Lister Cs Engines / CS6 Loose flywheels
« Last post by Owenga on May 24, 2023, 08:20:47 PM »
I got given a CS8 with a SOM alternator in good condition , so I donated my CS6 to my brother who is doing it up to use with his off grid solar... there are a few issues as you would expect but the trickiest would be the flywheels have both slogged out the bore and the crank is also undersize.
My first idea was build up the crank with weld and machine back to oversized then bore the wheels to suit, but that would make it bigger diameter than the main bearings..
We could fit “taperlocks” but there is limited material in the wheel boss..

Any suggestions...... Owenga
General Discussion / Re: 6/1 generator build
« Last post by glassblower on May 24, 2023, 02:31:18 AM »
Yes, everything is oversized like the 7.5 kw gen head and I have a 8/1 that needs gone through that I'll swap out at a later date. Figured I would get the bugs worked out with this build and provide power to the barn until I can fix the 8/1 in time. Plus the 30 amp plug matches my 7kw  3600 rpm screamer so all the plugs are identical.
General Discussion / Re: 6/1 generator build
« Last post by ajaffa1 on May 23, 2023, 11:36:45 PM »
Very nice work. Welding in the wind can be very challenging but it looks to have come out OK. A 30 Amp outlet is a bit excessive, the 6/1 will stall at between 10 and 15 amps.
Looking forward to the rest of your build.

General Discussion / Re: 6/1 generator build
« Last post by glassblower on May 23, 2023, 02:54:17 PM »
After running out of Argon and getting a new bottle I finished up the engine mount while fighting the wind blowing my shield gas. Removed the Generator dog house and will pull wires up into a control box with the exception of the bridge rectifier. The control box will have a contactor, breaker and voltage monitor relay along with Current, volts, Hertz, and hour meter. The voltage monitor relay will pick up the contactor when the generator voltage is within a good range (probably 210-250 volts) and drop out outside of this range. This is to drop out the generator on a shut down with a load to save the charge on the field. Bottom of the box will have a 30 amp twist lock plug to plug my 8 gauge SO cord in to the barn.
General Discussion / 6/1 generator build
« Last post by glassblower on May 23, 2023, 02:35:16 PM »
Picked up this 6/1 last fall, started cutting and welding on the frame to mount a generator and move the engine. Lots of adjustment on the generator base. Strut in both directions plus a slide base for belt tension. I have several various ST heads and L belts so this will accommodate any head and take anywhere from a L91.5" belt to a 106" belt.  Putting the 6/1 in the center of the frame so I can place a mill on the other end for grinding wheat and corn off the second flywheel.
Thanks again for your information so far no majors a valve grind  needed and a bore hone as bores look good and ring clearances tolerable, as for the gen set it probably would be rare as rocking horse crap. Will keep plodding on thanks again.MMDN
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