Things slow down this time of year,
But I managed to get a new coat of paint on these old parts.
Tin work looks good, looks like this was all meant to be together.
Next I need some new gutty works inside this old engine.
This is probably what I am going to buy and from whom I will buy it.
Then its back to mock up, remeasure and send the crank out for modification.
Looking at the old crank and the old generator has given me some ideas.
I could get the old crank cut and make a stub shaft for the generator and make a two bearing generator out of it.
Then I belt drive it off the GX390 future engine/project ) and run the 390 at 2600 rpm ( peak torque for this on gasoline ).
That should be just about the sweet spot for DOW…
People often ask why I paint everything with Red Glyptal ( or suitable generic product ).
Because it really covers well and stays on what you paint it with.
Its both flexible an excellent primer and a corrosion fighter.
A photo from work…
Back in the 1960s CCL was contracted to make this electrical equipment and the spec called for Red Glyptal inside and out
This paint is a little different from the modern version I am using ( old stuff probably red lead pigment ) but it stands the test of time in a corrosive and dirty environment
A well trained eye will notice as built electrical code violations. ( I did not install this in 1966 )
How good are you ha ha…