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Alexdick

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Replacing Generator
« on: June 02, 2020, 11:14:26 AM »
I have decided to replace the Brush Generator(alternator?) attached to my lister engine with a new one. Can anyone tell me who, in the UK, i can contact to source an equivalent? I have been in touch with Meccalte and they say they cannot help. I attach a couple of photos. Any help/advice would be grateful received! many thanks. Alex

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Re: Replacing Generator - Why?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2020, 01:30:38 PM »
Hi Alex

You are replacing it why? is it burned?

I think best way is rewind it, or rebuilt it. Offcourse Meccalte canot help, they want to sell you a brand new plant.

What is the realy issue of your genny?

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Petter PAZ1 - Jun 1967, 3HP, sn 416xxxx
Petter PAZ1 - Nov 1979, 3HP, sn 425xxxx
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Re: Replacing Generator
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2020, 02:30:32 PM »
Thanks for this.....Meccalte weren't offering to rebuild it but they said they couldn't replace it either. Happy to get it rebuilt but I need someone to do that as it is way beyond my capabilities so again, any pointers as to who might do that would be appreciated.
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Re: Replacing Generator
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2020, 02:37:31 PM »
Looks like an SOM head which has a start winding built in. I don't know that anyone makes an equivalent these days. Here in the US we have motor rebuild shops. A decent motor shop should be able to rebuild it.

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Re: Replacing Generator
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2020, 09:52:40 AM »
Thanks for the advice....I am looking for a company in the UK that can take it in and recondition/mend the thing for me as I am sure the whole unit need skewering etc!

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Re: Replacing Generator
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2020, 12:47:30 PM »

Save your Pence!
If it costs anything like it does here you might ned to sell a kidney, or a Lung AND a kidney to get the thing rewound or rebuilt.
People complain about a throw away society but the fact is in so many cases repair is no where near economically Viable even if it is possible.

Hopefully it's a lot better there than here and you can have this piece of useful history brought back to full glory.

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Re: Replacing Generator - some days vacacions and rewind
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2020, 09:46:46 PM »
Hi Alex

If you need so munch to give a new face to that genny, here is my proposal.

1 - Take a few days vacations and come to Lisbon, take the genhead and other stuff with you.

2 - Take the genhead to https://ebalvelos.wordpress.com/ - same place did toke my genhead (see here: https://listerengine.com/smf/index.php?topic=8333.msg102277#msg102277)

3 - Enjoy a few days in beach nearby, and after collect you renewed genhead!

If any question, just say!

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« Last Edit: June 03, 2020, 09:48:44 PM by sirpedrosa »
Bernard 18A - 1968 (mama's water pump - year of my birth)
Petter PAZ1 - Jun 1967, 3HP, sn 416xxxx
Petter PAZ1 - Nov 1979, 3HP, sn 425xxxx
Lister 12/2 - 12651227, the pearl!

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Re: Replacing Generator
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2020, 09:50:07 AM »
Well thanks for that....if only we had something like this in England....perhaps we do and, if so, I hope someone can tell me where they are!!

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Re: Replacing Generator
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2020, 10:14:42 AM »
Hi Alex
You must have several shops like this. Ask to a building lift maintenance here they repair electric Motors.

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Bernard 18A - 1968 (mama's water pump - year of my birth)
Petter PAZ1 - Jun 1967, 3HP, sn 416xxxx
Petter PAZ1 - Nov 1979, 3HP, sn 425xxxx
Lister 12/2 - 12651227, the pearl!

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Re: Replacing Generator
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2020, 03:54:11 PM »
Hi Alex

I don't know where you live, but these guys, on the south coast, were very good 10 / 12 years back when I was working for a towing and dredging outfit in Poole.

CES (POOLE) LTD
Tel: +44(0)1202 731941
Fax: +44(0)1202 731922
Email: sales@ces-electrical.co.uk 
Unit C
87 Ringwood Road
Poole
Dorset
BH14 0RH

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Stef
Tighten 'til it strips, weld nut to chassis, peen stud, adjust with angle grinder.

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Re: Replacing Generator
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2020, 06:17:29 PM »
Hi Alex

Toke a ride to the net and after viewing several, I think one worth to give a call.... but, Im not there.

http://www.robsonandfrancisrewinds.co.uk/armature-rewind/index.html

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Bernard 18A - 1968 (mama's water pump - year of my birth)
Petter PAZ1 - Jun 1967, 3HP, sn 416xxxx
Petter PAZ1 - Nov 1979, 3HP, sn 425xxxx
Lister 12/2 - 12651227, the pearl!