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Terrible. 

 

The paint will come off within minutes and those Plummer bearings are Chinese junk. 

 

Good effort from a visual point of view but you'll be cursing and throwing things in the cut in a fit of pique within seconds of the failures. 

3 minutes ago, Tracy D'arth said:

Proper, well made. Nice to see real engineering instead of cost engineering.  Will the fan on the alternator run the right way? Should suck cold air in past the brushgear.

The nicely painted green alternator looks a bit small considering all the effort made in this or is there a large frame one somewhere out of the picture ?

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8 minutes ago, magnetman said:

Terrible. 

 

The paint will come off within minutes and those Plummer bearings are Chinese junk. 

 

Good effort from a visual point of view but you'll be cursing and throwing things in the cut in a fit of pique within seconds of the failures. 

The nicely painted green alternator looks a bit small considering all the effort made in this or is there a large frame one somewhere out of the picture ?

There is always a KNOCKER !

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I'll ignore Magnetman. Bet he's a Bah Humbug character. Of course the paint will come off, who cares. As for the bearings they are skh and will only be spinning at 1200rpm. They'll see me out. FYI there are two alternators. Both alternators are clockwise running and fans run in correct direction. 

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Try to take the paint off the belt track area before using it. Otherwise the paint gets embedded in the rubber and it will not grip properly until renewed.

 

Watch the belt tension.   Those plummer blocks look  a bit too close together for a tight belt and the bearing loads will be high..

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Well I reckon that's impressive. Proper boating stuff. With a few more pulleys and belts you could run air con. off it and with some line shafting through to the kitchen grind coffee and run a food mixer and as for a macerating loo.......

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Well,  if you fit an air compressor and a good reservoir you can then have proper truck horns.   Very handy for blind bridgeholes 'cos only a big Woolwich or Northwich is going to argue with something that sounds like a Scania.

 

Other uses could include a long air line and impact driver for those hard to wind paddles, or the non electric Nene gullantines.

 

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