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Re: Jkson 6/1 rebuild
« Reply #270 on: May 25, 2015, 09:34:59 AM »
Hi All

Across Europe we have a budget supermarket chain called Lidl, some of the hand tools they sell are of fairly decent quality.

A couple of years back I bought a BSP pipe threading set, with dies from 1/4" to 1 1/4", in a plastic carrycase complete with 2 pipe cutters and two pipe wrenches, and it ain't too bad, I had the last one in the shop for 17!!

And it cut around 15 1 1/4" threads when i moved the central heating boiler with no sign of damage. Well worth grabbing one if they reappear.

With large numbers of big brands outsourcing their manufacturing to the Far East it's no wonder quality is getting better.

Cheers Stef

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There is a ALDI store in town here , the German owned chain store . I have bought the ALDI metric tap / die sets and they are OK for using in mild steel and brass . I have not seen any BSP tap sets but I will keep on looking .

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Re: Jkson 6/1 rebuild
« Reply #271 on: May 28, 2015, 09:30:43 AM »
For running in. What would be the most suitable thermostat ?  185 F ? 

For normal running , is a 185 F thermostat OK ?
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Re: Jkson 6/1 rebuild
« Reply #272 on: May 28, 2015, 12:50:12 PM »
I run a 195....

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Re: Jkson 6/1 rebuild
« Reply #273 on: May 28, 2015, 04:01:58 PM »
I also have a 195 on my C/S

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Re: Jkson 6/1 rebuild
« Reply #274 on: May 29, 2015, 02:06:34 AM »
OK 195 F  ....

The thermo switch kit arrived today. I am tapping the outlet flange for the switch . Only 15 bucks for the kit

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/THERMO-FAN-CONTROLLER-INC-MANIFOLD-ADAPTOR-/281631370476?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item419289acec


I am planning on using  the induced draft cooling method later on, but for now  the Honda  radiator came with a fan kit , and it will be fitted .

 

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Re: Jkson 6/1 rebuild
« Reply #275 on: May 29, 2015, 03:02:20 AM »
I used the adjustable kit. Allows me to set the fan to the temp I desire.
 
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Re: Jkson 6/1 rebuild
« Reply #276 on: June 15, 2015, 01:52:17 PM »
hi

Been making the radiator mount and it is just about finished

I have an old electric heater 1kW , this heater is my dummy load for the roid during break in . Well it is cold enough right now , the heater will be handy to warm up the roid shed  :)

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Re: Jkson 6/1 rebuild
« Reply #277 on: June 15, 2015, 04:05:26 PM »
1kw load is probably not enough for break in.  I would think in the area of 2.4kw- 2.5kw.

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Re: Jkson 6/1 rebuild
« Reply #278 on: June 15, 2015, 11:34:20 PM »
Yes, run it hot and hard.....195 and 3000 watts is the thing you want.
Start it, load it and watch the revs and temp.
You.will be surprised at the heat that little radiator will put out !

Gary

that's all....carry on

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Re: Jkson 6/1 rebuild
« Reply #279 on: July 21, 2015, 11:23:53 AM »
Hi

I have been making the gauge panel and the electrical conduit fittings have arrived too . 

I prefer the old analogue gauges - volts, freq, amps etc .

Is there any advantage or otherwise in the new fangled digital gauges ?

Mike
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Re: Jkson 6/1 rebuild
« Reply #280 on: July 21, 2015, 07:36:22 PM »

Is there any advantage or otherwise in the new fangled digital gauges ?


New analogue meters are going to be rather expensive compared to new digital meters.  Even just decent-quality new analog meters will probably cost $75 to $100 each for volts and amps, and close to $200 for hertz.  You can buy high quality used one's on ebay for much less, but it's going to be a challenge to find them all in the same brand and model so that the faces all look the same.  The hertz meter will be the hardest to find, because they're almost only ever used in the generator world.  If you don't mind some different faces, and want analog, used off ebay is probably the way to do it.

Even the cheapest new digital meters can be superbly accurate once they are properly calibrated.  Like everything else in the electronics world these days, it's substantially less costly to manufacture good quality digital than to manufacture good quality analog.

A meter is a meter, but I agree that analog meters are probably a better looking fit to the style and era of the Lister.

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Re: Jkson 6/1 rebuild
« Reply #281 on: July 21, 2015, 08:19:42 PM »
Here's what I did. The meters were only around $10 each.

Tom
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Re: Jkson 6/1 rebuild
« Reply #282 on: July 21, 2015, 10:44:48 PM »
Here's what I did. The meters were only around $10 each.

I think I have the same meters.  Very inexpensive and quite accurate.  Amazing value.
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Re: Jkson 6/1 rebuild
« Reply #283 on: August 10, 2015, 10:13:51 AM »
Been doing some reading and checking out the wiring and the distribution box I will need .

I am removing the crappy voltmeter and its box that sits on top of the St3 and instead i am installing the RCD in another custom made box in the same location. I might place the three gauges in the same box on top of the St3 . I have some conduit running to a distribution box on the wall where the outlet sockets will be . I found a good circuit on the NSW Govt. web site for the use of generators in mines .
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Re: Jkson 6/1 rebuild
« Reply #284 on: August 26, 2015, 03:12:29 AM »
On my ST3 head, there is a switch and a light mounted on the box next to the voltmeter .  What does the switch do ? The wires from the switch go inside the ST3 .

Mike
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