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 on: Today at 12:57:44 PM 
Started by greenhornet - Last post by LincTex
I'd love to see some progress reports!

Belt drives can be STOUT. My Harley-Davidson produces nearly 90 lbs/ft of torque, and that is multiplied almost 4X when in 1st gear. Even on a 800 lb motorcycle with 220 lb rider, it will almost do a wheelie before the back tire breaks loose.

 on: Today at 12:17:43 PM 
Started by 90cummins - Last post by LincTex
How does it compare (fuel/kw/hr) with your other units?

I have an Alliance APU from a semi-truck with a Kubota EA300 and was planning on doing a similar test as yours.

 on: June 18, 2017, 11:06:11 PM 
Started by rcavictim - Last post by rcavictim
Sorry Rob, I haven't been that deep in one of these. Yet. But I suspect from looking, that the whole shebang will have to come apart.

Thanx Ron,
I had a look at it after I posted and I think you are right.  The flywheel has to come off to access the two bearings on that side.  Also looks like maybe the oil pump is hanging out over the end of the lower balance shaft, behind the flywheel.  Guess I'll be without use of this genertor for some time then.  Not up to major work like this at the moment.

 on: June 18, 2017, 10:55:31 PM 
Started by rcavictim - Last post by vdubnut62
Sorry Rob, I haven't been that deep in one of these. Yet. But I suspect from looking, that the whole shebang will have to come apart.

 on: June 18, 2017, 06:53:32 AM 
Started by Jesse McB - Last post by Jesse McB
Yes glort thats right! I want to see it run its been over half a year ago since i purchased it!  Yes i had it in mind the metal frame will litterly fall apart if i dont bolt it all together and add some cross bracing. lm at the stage were before its all put together i can make everything more compact first.  im going to move the radiator about an inch closer to the engine and drop it down another half inch. With it being summer out having all these nice days,  i dont like being in my basement working on the engine till its late and dark outside, so an hour before bed is all i put into it every few days. I dont have much left to do now it just needs an alternator attatched, the piston reistalled, paintjob, all nuts and bolts torqued tight with torque wrench, and thats about it!  Building this engine was really slow but its coming along lol. The total cost for materials and spare parts exceeded the price of the engine for sure!! I think almost a $1000 got invested  Grin  Lips sealed  Shocked  Smiley.

  I did alot of online studying with the S195 diesels and the R165 for comparison,  ive never actully had any changfa diesel sized over the R170  Roll Eyes , I just assuming but maybe someone would know better, I think all the materials used to manufacture these Big and small changfa type engines are the same. The fuel injector on my R165 will work on some S195  diesels so they can be universal. The cylinder camshaft crankshaft piston, rings, cylinder head, valves, valve guides, gears bearings and so on,  they are must be made with the same metals. So what im going by here is i believe if the S195 can last for over 10,000 or maybe 25,000 hours run time why cant my little changfa run for at least 5,000 to 10,000 Hours before needing an over haul?  I have many spare parts! I will be including a forced oil pump and oil filter later on.  Grin

I will be updating the engine mount after a few test runs, I have an idea of using 2 small bike tires to make it more portable. But for some reason in my head I picture it hopping around the place so time will tell when I have it running to know!  Smiley

 on: June 18, 2017, 12:32:03 AM 
Started by Jesse McB - Last post by glort

My worthless suggestion would be to brace that radiator support Diagonaly from the top back down to the engine bolts seceuring to the board.

I think the way you have shown it in the pics will set up harmonics and the thing will vibrate then flap bauout and be noisy and work loose.  I think some Diagonal bracing would be worthwhile.
It looks great though, worlds best prepared and over engineered 165. Going to be too good to use it for taking around on practical jobs when you are done. Perfect for hooking up to an alternator and putting a chair and coffee table nearby and just sit back and watch and admire it run.   :0)

 on: June 17, 2017, 10:28:54 PM 
Started by Jesse McB - Last post by Jesse McB
Heres a few pics of the cooling system with the hose clamps,. Still lots of trail and error ! So far i have a few more ideas!  Grin

 on: June 17, 2017, 07:09:07 PM 
Started by Jesse McB - Last post by Jesse McB
And yes the thermostate has a seal ring!

 on: June 17, 2017, 07:05:32 PM 
Started by Jesse McB - Last post by Jesse McB
Hi Bob, i should of mentioned that i did thought of the bolts. I used a type of bolt that has a flat bottom with some thread tape and gasket material washers i made. Im sure it will work great!!  

 on: June 17, 2017, 06:08:31 PM 
Started by Jesse McB - Last post by mobile_bob
does the tstat housing use a gasket or does it seal with a rubber perimeter seal around the tstat itself?

if the latter you will likely need to seal the bolts as they will leak unless you weld the heads under the plate.
or figure another way to seal the bolts

bob g

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