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cylinderheadnut

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Small Diesel generator project
« on: January 23, 2012, 01:43:02 AM »
I'm planning out making up a mini Diesel generator to charge batteries, 25 amps @ 13.5 v will do it. I'm looking for a cheap watercooled single cylinder that i can run at slow rpm, 1000 max, for around 1.5 / 2 hp. The point is to get off Petrol, and move to Diesel at half the cost, and it must be very quiet, hence the low rpm. What engines are suitable ?


AVA1 maybe ?

ronmar

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Re: Small Diesel generator project
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 01:41:51 AM »
That depends on where you are at?  If outside the US, you have a few options.  An indian clone lister if you cannot find an original.  Single cylinder, water cooled 6 HP@650 RPM...
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ovd1965

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Re: Small Diesel generator project
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 10:06:23 AM »
perhaps a small  indian BSA diesel ?

http://www.bsatiger.com/id14.html

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Re: Small Diesel generator project
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 03:49:16 PM »
Small, water cooled, diesel and quiet? Wow, I bet you like eggs with your beer too?? ;D

Be interested to see if anyone can satisfy all those requirements. I was thinking an R or YZ 165 type Chinese diesel but they dont meet the quiet part for sure.
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