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  • Originally posted by plastikosmd View Post
    Ok got the charging circuit up and running on my Wisconsin thd project. Dunno what i am gonna do with the darn thing! Today, a flywheel change and putting in the stator and various rectifiers, etc.
    I am getting 34v AC off one wire and 22vDC off another, by the time it filters down it is 7-8vDC to the ammeter (2000 rpm.) Maybe this is a 6v system? Or bad rectifiers etc. this is the 3 unit system and it is hard to find anything about what I should see/read/test.

    Running video, after setting timing advance
    https://youtu.be/EIHVHJM50i4



    I have the same engine on a 4" water pump. I replaced the flywheel with a honda crx flywheel and added the matching starter. Then added the cars alternator, battery, and fan to cool the motor. I used it a few times and it works well. Every time I use it I have to take the carb apart and clean it though.
    Andy

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    • Originally posted by plastikosmd View Post
      Ok got the charging circuit up and running on my Wisconsin thd project. Dunno what i am gonna do with the darn thing! Today, a flywheel change and putting in the stator and various rectifiers, etc.
      I am getting 34v AC off one wire and 22vDC off another, by the time it filters down it is 7-8vDC to the ammeter (2000 rpm.) Maybe this is a 6v system? Or bad rectifiers etc. this is the 3 unit system and it is hard to find anything about what I should see/read/test.

      Running video, after setting timing advance
      https://youtu.be/EIHVHJM50i4

      Your engine is most likely a 12 volt 10 amp alternator setup. Check out this link:

      http://www.pittauto.com/customer/pia...lternators.pdf

      for some info. Test each stator wire for AC voltage. They should be within 10% of each other. If the two stator wires test OK then look for problems in the rectifier and then the regulator.

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      • Looks like the meter is reading about 16V.
        http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
        Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
        USA Maryland 21030

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        • I decided to start over on the task in post 1467. I skipped rebuilding the vacuum cleaner this time.

          For those who don't want to go back and look it, I was making soft top jaws for my lathe.

          I found the error was caused by the way in which the manufacturer's documentation showed the location of the features on the jaws. They give you the distance between mounting hole centers, and the distance from one hole to the lip of the key. You are supposed to calculate the rest given the fact that the jaws can be reversed.

          I made the mistake of calculating the distance between the first hole and the center of the key.

          Today's effort came out much better. Everything fits as it should. The holes are where they should be. All I need to do now is mill the pockets for the SHCS heads and they will be ready for systematic abuse.

          Dan
          At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and extra parts.

          Location: SF East Bay.

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          • I found an odd thing today. My reading glasses are "half frame", meaning that they have a metal frame across the top and nothing on the bottom. When I sat on them today I learned that they are not frameless.

            It seems that the lens has a groove all the way around the circumference. The frame has a wire soldered in that matches the groove. It also has a hidden feature. There is a length of monofilament line that finishes the frame, laying in the groove on the bottom of the lens. It's pulled very tight and the end goes through a hole where it's melted in place.

            I saved my $100 frames with 1 cent of 20 pound test and a match.

            Dan
            At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and extra parts.

            Location: SF East Bay.

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            • Originally posted by danlb View Post
              I found an odd thing today. My reading glasses are "half frame", meaning that they have a metal frame across the top and nothing on the bottom. When I sat on them today I learned that they are not frameless.

              It seems that the lens has a groove all the way around the circumference. The frame has a wire soldered in that matches the groove. It also has a hidden feature. There is a length of monofilament line that finishes the frame, laying in the groove on the bottom of the lens. It's pulled very tight and the end goes through a hole where it's melted in place.

              I saved my $100 frames with 1 cent of 20 pound test and a match.

              Dan
              Don't you love it when a plan comes together.

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              • Made an improvised tool for our fridge from this bicycle pump. Our fridge has a drain at the back that tends to clog up and it has no tool for cleaning it and it has several bends so nothing we've tried has worked except compressed air. So I turned this adapter for the bicycle pump so I could just jam it into the opening and pump a few times and blow out the crud. Worked like a charm. This was some really hard material, it was a ground shaft I bought from germany, looked up the specs and it was 60~ HRC, a real PITA to turn but the inside was softer so boring the hole was easier.



                Also made a three legged stool:




                First out of two for the boys. They seem to like it, though it appears the cat also want one, she's getting so old she can't reliably jump up on the counter were we keep her dishes, the kids placed the stool there and she seemed pleased with that.

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                • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
                  Also made a three legged stool:

                  Very nice stool! Holy moly, it's been years since I've build anything in my wood shop.

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                  • Made a lathe dog for lathe
                    https://youtu.be/VErDoZRVChQ


                    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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                    • Finally finished the VR driving simulator.



                      Andy

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                      • Thx guys
                        More work to do
                        "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

                        My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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                        • I did some outdoor work in preparation for the onslaught of Florence, which will likely be "just" torrential rains here. After the heavy rains of August 14, it looked like this:



                          I cleared most of the debris off the guardrail, so hopefully the water will be able to find its way into the culvert, and not wash out my lower property access road. Sorry about the blurry image - it was getting dark and my muscles were twitching from the heavy work:



                          I piled the debris so as to make a sort-of retaining wall or dyke.


                          Here's how it looked two years ago when they repaired it - obviously not very well:


                          Here is a video of the flooding a few weeks ago (you've probably seen it before):
                          http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
                          Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                          USA Maryland 21030

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                          • I actually did some machining today. I machined the base on a BXA QCTP for my lathe. Also went in the pool with the kids. The pool is 92 deg and the heat pump is still working great. Will probably take it down in a few weeks or when the temps drop below 65.

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                            • Today I drove 8 1/2 hours.

                              A day or so back I helped my in-laws' neighbor move a Logan to his place and clean it and set it up. Darn thing was nearly new, no difference along the bed when I snugged the carriage lock to a slight drag and moved it to the tailstock end.....
                              1601

                              Keep eye on ball.
                              Hashim Khan

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                              • I turned a mandrel out of some stainless bar I had to draw a 1/2" NPT coupling into a keg so I could silver solder it in place thus turing the keg into a "keggle" I can now use to make 10 gallon batches of beer!



                                Cheers,
                                Jon

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