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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #45 on: June 26, 2022, 05:16:49 PM »
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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #46 on: June 26, 2022, 05:24:53 PM »
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« Reply #47 on: June 26, 2022, 10:38:58 PM »
 

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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #48 on: June 27, 2022, 01:05:26 AM »
One of the supply houses is very interested in selling air compressors... :-) Does this supply house stock all the regular sizes 165-1130 ? Be alot easier to get them all from one warehouse I would imagine.

It is a pretty new contact for me, but yeah, the vendor who can lay hands on R165 electric start engines is the one currently showing interest in collaborating with me.  The prices aren't bad, and she knocked off $100 on the price of a KM186 to meet another vendor's price.  I'd feel bad if I didn't do what I could to purchase one, at least.

This supplier seems to handle engines from every manufacturer, and claims to stock a full line of spare parts for all of them.  I'm testing that out a little, and grabbing a couple spares for my Laidongs.  I'm going to torture one of those by feeding it wood gas, at some point.  I want a sacrificial cylinder head, in case I want to try to install a spark plug.  Not sure, really, how the head and injector are configured on the LDs, but I'll tear one down and measure it up soon, and make sure it's clean and ready to run.  I've never laid actual eyes one one of these engines yet, so unboxing will be like Christmas in July.
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« Reply #49 on: June 27, 2022, 01:09:30 AM »
One more thing.. Have you seen the chinese 2105a-6 diesel engines? Looks kind of like a petteroid single flywheel. Water cooled, 1500 rpm, 24 horsepower and over 400kgs  :o At less than half price of a 28/2 India made petteroid clone..

I've been drooling over those for a couple of years now.  I have decided I will have at least one of these doing something on my homestead, even if I have to make an excuse, like "The neighbors will want someone to grind lots of flour for them, when SHTF, so I obviously need this engine and a flour mill in the machine shed."  I'm totally in love with them... so insanely simple...

Unfortunately, S may have just HTF, so I'm trying to get stuff out of China as soon as possible before we stumble into a war with them.
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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #50 on: June 27, 2022, 01:19:04 AM »
I will pm my shopping list to you if that is ok..

Cool.

From what I read there are 10 horror storys for every success story.

That sounds like a totally familiar story.

If searching does not come up with your answer's, start a new thread and ask some questions. Lot's of smart help here.

I'll search and ask, but heck, if I get busy with paying work and don't post for a few weeks, am I gonna be hailed as a flake?

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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #51 on: June 27, 2022, 01:49:47 AM »
I think I've found a source for electric start SD1130s, for immediate shipment.
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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #52 on: June 27, 2022, 03:16:18 AM »
One more thing.. Have you seen the chinese 2105a-6 diesel engines? Looks kind of like a petteroid single flywheel. Water cooled, 1500 rpm, 24 horsepower and over 400kgs  :o At less than half price of a 28/2 India made petteroid clone..

It just now dawned on me... Did you want me to try to find one of these available as a single?
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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2022, 03:23:04 AM »
The supply house I'm working most with at the moment, also sells alternators.  They have 10kw single- and three-phase units, as well as larger (and probably smaller) units.

If you are interested in talking alternators with them, I'll gladly put you in touch.  I've got nothing to hide... Hah...
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« Reply #54 on: June 27, 2022, 11:01:05 PM »
I was wrong.  That supply house offers pre-built generators, not ST alternator heads.

But, if you want to buy an alternator, it's welcome to ride over with my stuff and I'll drop stuff at Fastenal or UPS to make the rest of the journey.
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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #55 on: June 27, 2022, 11:14:09 PM »
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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #56 on: June 27, 2022, 11:41:14 PM »
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/More-economical-marine-diesel-engine-Single_1600230676619.html?spm=a2700.galleryofferlist.normal_offer.d_title.4ae6428buH9Tsr... Scroll about half way down to see the engine specs.

Kinda of like the newer model 185 electric start, condenser style cooling.. ST10 single phase

The price they came back with for electric start R185, is $288.  With the ride over, I can sell that for probably $325.  The engine pictured is tagged "Sanjia", but I'm asking further questions.  I know that company is another engine supplier, like Taian Up and the supplier I'm talking with primarily, right now, so I'm not sure why this company would be selling an engine branded by Sanjia.  Maybe Sanjia has its own factory and builds engines, too?  I don't know about their quality, though.
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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #57 on: June 27, 2022, 11:55:39 PM »
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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #58 on: June 28, 2022, 12:12:26 AM »
That is a good price I would like one r185 electric start = $325
If I needed some spare parts , how do I go about ordering those as well?

I started a new thread, called "PhunniPharm 'Official' ..." something-or-other, that carries prices as quoted by this supply house.

I'll ask the supplier if she has a spreadsheet with parts lists and prices, or something.  Best I can figure is, I can ask her to take orders for parts in groups (one per customer) and have the engine and its parts prepped and boxed together.  Each box that comes through can be most easily routed to its intended recipient, that way.  Otherwise, I can weed through the parts and put them in boxes, and strap them to the pallet with the engine or whatever.  I dig the heck out of these little machines, and I'd appreciate it if someone did that for me, so I'm happy to do it for someone else.

In the future, if I can start selling inefficient air compressors, I'll figure out a different cost structure and try to import a few select models if I can put a few shekels together, to seed my plot.
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