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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-11-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,367
Posted By Kevbo
Updates: I see there is another 2000i thread...

Updates:
I see there is another 2000i thread here:
http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29450&highlight=2000i

I see that the newer generators in the store lack the priming bulb...
Forum: Fabrication 09-12-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,030
Posted By Kevbo
My Uncle got concerned that his grandkids were...

My Uncle got concerned that his grandkids were getting to attached to his beef cattle, so he named them:

Steaks
Whooper
Big Mac
Arby's
Brocolli Beef

Those are the ones I can remember.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-12-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,367
Posted By Kevbo
Theuhbuhde, that's all folks!

The rest of what I did was just basic wrenching that you should be able to figure out. If I have to work on this thing again, I'll update with anything new I learn. At some point I guess I will...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-12-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,367
Posted By Kevbo
Sump Cooling Blower

The main cooling fan for the engine is located behind the recoil starter and blows air over the alternator, cylinder, head, and exhaust. There is a second cooling fan on the other end of the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-12-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,367
Posted By Kevbo
About that primer bulb

This does NOT squirt fuel into the intake like the similar looking primer bulb on Tecumseh lawn mower carburetors. (Tillotson carbs) Instead it actuates the fuel pump and allows you to fill the carb...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-12-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,367
Posted By Kevbo
Cam chain tensioner

Not only is the engine overhead valved, it is an overhead cam design...nice! There is a self-adjusting cam chain tensioner on the intake side. This probably won't require any attention, but I had to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-12-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,367
Posted By Kevbo
Getting her clothes off.

Getting the case off:

This is perhaps the worst part of servicing this unit. The case has to come off to do most any sort of service. It is not simple or quick, but I have learned a few tricks...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-12-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,367
Posted By Kevbo
Obligitory safety message, please take 2 minutes to read.

On fire safety:
These generators run on a highly flamable and volitle fuel: gasoline. You WILL spill a little gas if you work on them. If you are not careful or just unlucky you might spill a LOT...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-12-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,367
Posted By Kevbo
So what do I think of this Generator?

Given the features and price, there is a lot of curiosity about these generators. Are they really a good deal? The service info is coming, but here is Kevbo's brief review:


These are nicely...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-12-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,367
Posted By Kevbo
Honeywell HW2000i 2000W generator service notes

I recently repaired an oil leak on my HW2000i inverter type generator, and did a lot of looking online for service information. I found lots of sales pitches and consumer reviews, but almost nothing...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-17-2005, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By Kevbo
Too easy. I've been using piano wire/music wire...

Too easy. I've been using piano wire/music wire most of my life (model airplanes) and have never given a single thought to why they call it that!

I'll try some music stores. Thanks.
Forum: Machining 12-16-2005, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,892
Posted By Kevbo
Besides the above very good reasons you might...

Besides the above very good reasons you might want to work between centers, here are some more:

Reworking a previously manufactured item...like a motor armature, pump shaft, etc. When you know...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-16-2005, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By Kevbo
Looking for music wire source.

I'm having trouble finding a replacement spring for a fairly unusual motorcycle.

Winding springs is something I've always meant to try.

Problem is that this spring will need about 48" of 4mm or...
Forum: Fabrication 08-31-2005, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kevbo
It's a '97 5sp 4WD extended cab long bed. Thats...

It's a '97 5sp 4WD extended cab long bed. Thats a modified '99 intercooler.
Doesn't sound like the OP needs it, but here is the whole article I wrote on the install. Yes the welding isn't pretty....
Forum: Fabrication 08-30-2005, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kevbo
Oh, and you mentioned intercooler mtg. brackets...

Oh, and you mentioned intercooler mtg. brackets as well:
http://www.rt66.com/~hypoxic/intercooler/dcp182.jpg
Forum: Fabrication 08-30-2005, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kevbo
Yup, it's a tight squeez. Here's my version. (I...

Yup, it's a tight squeez. Here's my version. (I weld much better now)
http://www.rt66.com/~hypoxic/intercooler/dc204.jpg
Forum: Welding 08-23-2005, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,837
Posted By Kevbo
The grim reaper has the pressure-voltage...

The grim reaper has the pressure-voltage current-flow analogy correct.

Now imagine that the water CAN'T just squirt through the air. In order for the water to flow, you have to have a pipe...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-07-2005, 03:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,683
Posted By Kevbo
On the disk valves: As I understand it, they...

On the disk valves:

As I understand it, they can be inspected, and/or replaced without disassembling the compressor, where as leaf valve designs require pulling the head(s). Can one of the Eaton...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-28-2005, 03:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,683
Posted By Kevbo
I've been looking favorably at the Eaton product...

I've been looking favorably at the Eaton product line. I like that they don't play the numbers game with horsepower: The current ratings on the motors jive with the stated HP.

That said:

If...
Forum: Fabrication 06-27-2005, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,221
Posted By Kevbo
If you can position it so that the holes are on...

If you can position it so that the holes are on top, you can use nitric acid. Nitrica acid will eat steel, not aluminum. You have to freshen it now and then, and it may take a day or two to eat...
Forum: Machining 06-13-2005, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,110
Posted By Kevbo
I made this one. ...

I made this one.

http://www.rt66.com/~hypoxic/tool_post/toolpost.html
Forum: Machining 06-06-2005, 01:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,102
Posted By Kevbo
Tapping IS a cutting operation. As Franz says,...

Tapping IS a cutting operation. As Franz says, it depends on material...that said, except for cast iron, something is usually better than nothing.
Forum: Fabrication 05-16-2005, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By Kevbo
BMW uses these all over thier bikes. If it...

BMW uses these all over thier bikes.

If it is copper, you can heat it cherry red, then quich it in oil or water, and it will become dead soft, allowing another re-use or two.
Forum: Fabrication 05-13-2005, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,909
Posted By Kevbo
I paid a bit more for quite a bit less lathe and...

I paid a bit more for quite a bit less lathe and still think I got a good deal. Condition is everything though, but if it is in good shape I'd say you should jump on that deal.
Forum: Fabrication 05-12-2005, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,970
Posted By Kevbo
Sounds like a nice Genny. Your going to need...

Sounds like a nice Genny. Your going to need around 30HP at the PTO if you want to run max load....Your going to lose a coupe HP to misc. but otherwise the mechanical power requirement will be...
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