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Eeyore

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About Eeyore

  • Birthday 22/05/1956

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    Great Haywood
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    Canals, boats and boat electrics, Preserved Railways, model railways.

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    Senior work avoidance technician at Retired
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    Done Doing
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    Diglis

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  1. There are a few in the HC Cargo catalogue similar to this. 111036 @ 45 amps, 113471 @ 65 amps, both listed as used on Fiat and Lancia. The 113533 @ 65 amps is shown as being used on Fiat, Lancia and Lombardini. Couldn't see an 80 amp, although obviously available elsewhere. All three have Iskra cross ref numbers. No, leave any "extra" wires disconnected and tied back out of harms way. Worst case is that the tacho won't work, and you can live without that.
  2. Its an HC Cargo 111166. Go to https://hc-cargo.co.uk/ and put the number in the search box. Yours has been modified, probably one of the extra wires will be the tacho connection, whilst the other is an external regulator/controller of some sort? Most alternator repairers will recognise the HC Cargo number, and should be able to supply a unit with the tacho wire. They may not give you any warranty if you issist on the the external controller wire being fitted. Most modern internal regulators will provide a sufficiently high voltage without the external controller being fitted. Not sure that its the original fittment, unless there is another reason for the "homemade" tensioner bracket.
  3. So here is a lightweight read about tyre sizes https://www.evanscycles.com/coffeestop/advice/beginners-guide-to-wheel-sizing-and-measurements And here is something a little more comperhensive http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html Very confussing, but nessesary imformation if you want the correct fit. Getting tyres on and off is often a matter of technique, and generaly doesn’t require levers for either operation; but technique equals lots of practice. You should see that the centre of the rim (where the spokes live) is a smaller diameter than the part the tyre lives on. If you pinch the sides if the tyre together with your fingers you will find that the tyre now sits down onto the smaller diameter. Meanwhile on the diagonally opposite side of the wheel you will find that the tyre is sitting higher or even clear of the rim. Place both hands opposite the valve, pinch the tyre whilst moving both hands in opposite directions ( one clockwise, one anti clockwise) towards the valve. A the very least you should now have enough gap between the tyre and rim (at the valve) to ease the tyre off with your finger; a thin tyre lever will save wear on your finger, but shouldn’t require any effort. This works equaly well for refitting; just a few things to add. Always inflate the tube just enough to gain its proper shape, often just one or two strokes of the pump. This makes it far easier to handle, and will keep it clear of levers if you really need to use them. Check that the tyre is sitting equaly on the rim before fully inflating it; it can sometimes look as though the tyre is “thicker” on one part of the rim. Just push it about with your thumbs untill it looks about right. Its a good party trick, and useful for helping others without the need to have a set of levers in your pocket.
  4. Often caused by the buzzer “seeing” the difference in voltage between the two alternators? You could “design” a work around by having a dedicated buzzer on one alternator. And back on topic - yes everything that has already been said about those multiway connectors and all the other connection is where you need to check first. PLUS, check the 40 amp fuse and holder for corrosion, just taking it out and putting it back again can get you out of trouble. Then if it still plays up you can go back to the ignition switch.
  5. Eeyore

    Hot water from generator

    The HRW and LPWS engines can, as far as I know, use the same antifreeze. The corrosion inhibitors in the antifreeze dictate how often it should be changed, I think the longest interval is about 5 years? Maybe change antifreeze on both at the same time and concider the plumbing mod then.
  6. The Mitsubishi belts are as far as I can tell the equivalent to the AVX 13 x 1100 that Matty mentioned. It could be that a smaller alternator pulley has been fitted. With that much slack I would try an AVX 13 x 1075 to start with, you may find that an even shorter belt can be fitted at subsequent changes.
  7. Eeyore

    Vetus Mitubish

    So you would change the rings without inspecting the bore or checking the fit of the rings in the bore. It my book that sounds like you know less than me; but you say I know nothing, so.........yeah that sounds about right😊
  8. Eeyore

    Hot water from generator

    Isolation valves at the engine are of course concidered as “best practice”, with some manufacturers fitting them as standard from new. Absolutely no issue with your appoach, in fact I may well favour it had I not been familiar with the OPs layout. A single (valve) lever to move in order to select between two conventionally plumbed engines isn’t that complicated is it?
  9. Eeyore

    Hot water from generator

    I’m assuming its still the one I had built for a previous owner; this is a mod they would have had if they kept the boat. The flow and return to the calorifier would have been through a duplex “L” ported changeover valve. This would allow a choice of flow from either main engine or generator to the calorifier coil. There would be a small amout of transfer from one cooling circuit to the other when the valve is operated, but would not affect the levels. A dual coil calorifier would of course make things a lot simpler.
  10. Eeyore

    Hot water from generator

    Just fit a standard calorifier connection kit to the engine. If its still an LPWS2 the plumbing will be changed to have the flow to the skin tank from the top of the thermostat housing, and the flow to the calirifier from the top of the water cooled exhaust manifold. There is a small pipe fitted from below the thermostat to the water cooled exhaust manifold. This is how Lister plumb their marine engines, and can be applied to other engines as well. The return side simply has the return from the calorifier connected to the return from the skin tank.
  11. Eeyore

    Alternator wiring

    Standard wiring for HMI Isuzu (and Engines Plus/Canaline) seems to be to use black/yellow for one charge indicator lamp and brown/yellow for the other. So it looks like the brown/yellow wire has fallen off the ind terminal in the second picture. The thick black wire is battery negative to the casing of the alternator; on some engines they fitted insulated return alternators, and the black wire would be attached to the B- terminal.
  12. Maybe, but the wire only seems to be part of the makeshift drip-cup arrangement.
  13. Today through the small round window you can see a flow indicator; it doesn't work any more because its pipes have been cut/disconnected.
  14. Eeyore

    Misaligned engine

    Yes, but most of the wear will be from the gland being too tight. A mooring post at the local boatyard is made from a worn shaft, it has an "hourglass" shape and is worn from 1.5" down to about 0.75"; and was fun to remove from the boat.
  15. Eeyore

    Misaligned engine

    Most mounts (with two holes for mounting to the bearer) have one one plain and one slotted hole. With any luck the slotted holes will all be at the same end. Slacken the nuts slightly and gentley knock the slotted end in the direction required. You will only get a small amount of ( available) movement, but it sounds as though thats all you require. But maybe you’re talking about a “vintage” engine bolted down to timber bearers?
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