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Build a generator from junk

 
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Alan
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:39 pm    Post subject: Build a generator from junk Reply with quote

http://theepicenter.com/tow02077.html



"My stand by battery charger for drag strip / RV use is now a "one wire" Marine alternator of 75 amp rating on a board (a 2 x Cool with a 3 hp horizontal shaft Tecumseh running the pulley. My first one, since sold, was a 3.5 hp Briggs & Stratton from a vertical shaft mower. I cut a slot in the front of the mower deck (but in retrospect, if I had to do it over, I would cut it in the back); then I added brackets made from old 1.5" angle iron for the pivot and an old (from the junkyard) slotted alternator bracket for the adjuster. By re-using the mower deck, I had a place to mount the entire works, on wheels with an easily attached (and detached) handle. If I had been even remotely bright at the time, I would have cut into the back of the deck, so that the alternator and mounts were under the handle, instead of sticking out the front which made the entire rig about a foot longer than it needed to be. Oh well.... (Live & Learn!)"
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