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Posted January 20, 2014 - 02:48 PM

Thanks, Yeah that is the same type of speed regulator that is on it now. I would like to convert it to a "throttle" style cable. I've not really looked it it much and it might be easy enough to just fabricate a bracket. My bigger concern is getting pullies on the crank...



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Posted January 20, 2014 - 02:58 PM

Oh ? on the back of the plate there is not a cable holder and cable lock ?

Could of swore mines had it, mabey not, let me look a little more, emailing a diesel nut regarding this.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 09:12 PM

I'm no expert on those engines but was under the impression that they could be run with a remote throttle also.



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Posted January 20, 2014 - 11:18 PM

Here is a pic of the back side. There are hole in the linkage that I could hook a cable in but there are no clamps to hold the cable sleeve... Unless I'm missing something.

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Posted January 20, 2014 - 11:28 PM

Bobby, Can toy just remove the lock and hook the throttle lever to your cable?



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Posted January 20, 2014 - 11:45 PM

The cable clamp can doesn't have to be right next to the throttle, 

What is all over that engine that gives it that strange color?



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Posted January 21, 2014 - 06:13 AM

I checked and yes, the tag says 3600 RPM... I haven't researched how to convert it from constant speed to a throttle cable control.

 

The last picture above shows the shaft between the engine and the gen head. It appears to be a straight shaft on both the engine and the generator with a collar between them. One of these days when I get my other projects out of the way I split these two apart and check it out....

 

Until then, I've got a backup generator. One that should be really easy on fuel!

 

  A straight shaft would be ideal. You could always use the Gen head to make a belt driven generator for use on your GT's, driven off of the PTO. If you used it on the tractor with the diesel you'd have the 2 units back together, only they'd be belt driven. So you'd still have backup power and your diesel tractor.


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 08:46 AM

Brian, I like the way you think! Remember that JD110 I mentioned... How nice would it be as a yard mule / mobile gen set!

 

I just ordered one of these so I should be able to confirm how accurate that 3600 setting is: http://www.ebay.com/itm/380643100141



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Posted January 21, 2014 - 08:58 AM

Nice score there.

I like Brian's idea too, on belt driving the gen, and using it on any GT.


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 09:29 AM

Brian, I like the way you think! Remember that JD110 I mentioned... How nice would it be as a yard mule / mobile gen set!

 

I just ordered one of these so I should be able to confirm how accurate that 3600 setting is: http://www.ebay.com/itm/380643100141

 

I have one of these, works pretty well



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Posted January 21, 2014 - 09:36 AM

If that's a 1 bearing gen. head then it's likely a tapered shaft. 

 

Based on the attached parts diagram the gen head does appear to only have a bearing at the end opposite of the engine...

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Posted January 21, 2014 - 11:16 AM

The problem is that most gen heads these days are single bearing. I think Northern Tool used to sell several different size 2 bearing heads that you could belt drive from a GT. Fuel cost can be an issue and one way to deal with that is that if you have a GT with an over sized engine for the gen head you can run it at a lower rpms by adjusting the pulley sizes. If you are running at 3000 instead of 3600 you will save fuel, wear and tear on your engine and reduce noise. If you had a 14hp tractor and a 4kw gen head for instance you could do this. It's something I would like to do at some point, just for the fun of it.


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 11:34 AM

The convertion from single bearing to dual is hard, take into consiteration the engine PTO shaft also. I have never done the convertion but other have by cutting the crankshaft at the journal and cutting out the PTO side of the engine block and using it as a second bearing holder. At the end of the cut crank a keyway can be cut or a flat spot milled for drive pulley setscrew and volia !, converted.

I don't see you doing this to the Yanmar and hope not :worshippy1:

 

On the picture you posted, were the cable housing is crimped onto is the tab protruding from the stationary bracket, on the throttle lever itself on the bottem is a little ear with a hole that the throttle cable hooks onto, you have the old school style, bending the cable into a s shape much like you would for the GTs it hooks into that little ear.

You already have the governor throttle spring and throttle return spring on the plate, remove the return spring as i did and and bend the locking tabs the lever hook onto back up and you now have variable speed throttle set up. You could also cut off the top of the lever with the finger grip.

Bear with me, going by memory right now, i think the pic's i have saved from the convertion was on the memory chip that was stolen from me this fall along with the camera.



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Posted January 21, 2014 - 11:51 AM

I don't see you doing this to the Yanmar and hope not :worshippy1:

 

NEVER... but that is an idea. I will have to keep my eye out for one of the chinese clones that has been burnt down.


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 12:49 PM

Brian, I like the way you think! Remember that JD110 I mentioned... How nice would it be as a yard mule / mobile gen set!

 

I just ordered one of these so I should be able to confirm how accurate that 3600 setting is: http://www.ebay.com/itm/380643100141

 

Those tachs work beautifully!  Way better than the vibra-tach.


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