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 on: September 03, 2015, 09:11:00 PM 
Started by Aviator - Last post by TomC
Since I have a transit bus (AMGeneral)my generator set up is a little different. I made a generator compartment next to the driver's seat like a front engine (the generator engine faces back so the generator head fits under the dash floor.) I'm using an open Powertech 10kw of which they still make with the 4 cylinder Kubota and brushless alternator. I built a 1/4" thick steel floor with 1.5" angle iron around the perimeter to anchor the 3/4 plywood enclosure. Since the generator had to be installed through the front door, all servicing is done from inside, but from above the generator. With the 3/4" plywood enclosure, and 1" lead/foam sound insulation, you can't hear it running inside except for the vibration. When in the bedroom with the A/C on, you don't even notice the generator running.
I have a remote radiator with a single inlet squirrel cage blower belt driven off a 1/2hp 2spd fan cooled totally enclosed motor mounted under the driver's seat exhausting out the left side. High speed during the day, low speed for quiet night time. Also an 8" inline bathroom ventilator to push air through the enclosure.
I highly recommend using an open generator and also a remote radiator. On my truck I'm using a Wrico 12kw with 3 cylinder Kubota that Dick Wright custom made for me that's only 36" long. Dick sold me a fan that uses only 5amps that blows really hard, but with a speed controller for the radiator. Good Luck, TomC

 on: September 03, 2015, 08:55:37 PM 
Started by Seangie - Last post by easystreet
Just read all the history on this post. I too am glad it's running. The mental stress of feeling like you don't have any options is not nice.
If you don't already have a place lined up to stay in Spokane, your welcome here. I'm just off of I90 in Greenacres - easy on and off the freeway. Have a level spot with water and power.  Look at my profile and email me if your interested. If you have problems along the way getting here I could probably get out of work to come see what I can do. Worked on detroits in the 80's - still remember a fair amount.  No reason it shouldn't keep running with only a weak cylinder or two. Just make sure the oil and water stay full. Good Luck.

 on: September 03, 2015, 08:34:04 PM 
Started by Seangie - Last post by azdieselman

Glad it's running.

 on: September 03, 2015, 08:24:29 PM 
Started by Seangie - Last post by eagle19952
heck it could have been fuel philters  Huh

 on: September 03, 2015, 08:20:01 PM 
Started by Zephod - Last post by eagle19952
Yay. Got a  power connector for the buys http://www.ebay.com/itm/271909878145 $15

thats wonderful....where is the female end ?

 on: September 03, 2015, 08:12:15 PM 
Started by Zephod - Last post by Zephod
Yay. Got a  power connector for the buys http://www.ebay.com/itm/271909878145 $15

 on: September 03, 2015, 08:06:46 PM 
Started by Aviator - Last post by flynbanjo
Brian, we have not had the fun as of yet of replacing the brushes.  I should say we only have a lilttle over 500 hours on the unit.  I must admit I hadn't planned for such eventuality.  When we installed the generator, we first built a cart to be able to handle the generator around the shop and then slide it into the bay.  After reading your post, I kinda figure we would just slide the unit back onto the cart to replace the brushes then reinstall it into the bay.  I suspect the hardest part would be disconnecting the exhaust system.  Sounds like a simple plan, What could possibly go wrong?  I know famous last words.  Hopefully I can put this task off for a long, long while.   

 on: September 03, 2015, 07:58:43 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by Scott Bennett
lol. Times 40 feet...or more Smiley

 on: September 03, 2015, 07:57:12 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by luvrbus
I don't think using a torch on fiberglass would be a good idea  Roll Eyes

 on: September 03, 2015, 07:56:05 PM 
Started by Seangie - Last post by Scott Bennett
I always used a garden sprayer too and it works. But the 6v92 has been a pain to reprime...I've done it half a dozen times now so I can attest to that. Hoping Shanks makes it...sean, take a video of the bus running...and someone stepping on the throttle...just curious to see how its behaving..

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