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38ac

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Listeroid gen set
« on: August 04, 2015, 01:09:36 PM »
Oldest son needed power at his new pole barn so I rigged him up an 8/1 5KW set using a KOEL engine from Gary and head from Tom Osborne. The KOEL is the only Listeroid I have owned that I am comfortable running as I bought it meaning it hasn't been taken down and rebuilt. Was making just over 2.5KW when this was shot. Haven't had time to do the junction box mod on the head.
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Re: Listeroid gen set
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 04:49:15 PM »
What's that radiator you're using?  It looks like one designed for thermosiphon, like out of an old Ford.  It's nice to see the right flywheels on an 8/1.

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Re: Listeroid gen set
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2015, 06:26:43 PM »
Quinn that radiator was indeed designed for thermo syphon. It was originally on a John Deere LUC power unit.  I have several of them. They are  twice too large for a single cylinder but cheap and available. Unless it is very hot and under high loading they don't need a fan.
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2015, 06:58:57 PM »
That's a fancy belt setup for the fan! Looks like something from a Corvair.
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Re: Listeroid gen set
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2015, 12:44:54 AM »
Very nice set up, seems to run very smooth. I don't see any shaking

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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2015, 03:36:21 PM »
Very nice set up, seems to run very smooth. I don't see any shaking

It is bouncing bit from the heavy power pulses at 2.5 KW but yes, the KOEL (Kirloskar) engine is very smooth. If all Indian engines had that build quality they would have a very much different reputation I think.  I wish a had bought a few more when he had them.
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Re: Listeroid gen set
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2015, 05:36:51 PM »
Very nice.  What is the air cleaner set up you have mounted there?

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2015, 06:02:18 PM »
So are the koel listeroid a higher quality listeroid ? What's the price difference ?

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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2015, 12:24:23 PM »
Very nice.  What is the air cleaner set up you have mounted there?

The air cleaner is not of my design but copied from one of the sharp operators here. Among other places it is described you can go to the WOK section and my build thread you will find details of the air cleaner mod.
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Re: Listeroid gen set
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2015, 12:28:26 PM »
Kirloskar is a very large company that builds engines and supplies parts. The  KOEL (Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited) engines use the same castings as any other Listeroid but are put together with western standards.  Diesel Electric Service found a few of them stored somewhere in a customs warehouse several years ago. Pretty sure they are all gone now but check with them.
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2015, 02:26:10 AM »
Yes, those units went pretty quickly and we did like them pretty well right out of the crates. I concur that the business would be easy if we could get them assembled that way all of the time.

I suppose we could inquire after the same ones from their original source, but there are all kinds of politics to solve before we could expect to get a container exported and moved. I think we will try out Topland in our next couple loads for some supposed higher-end product, only time will tell. The requests have been placed and money transferred some time ago.

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