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Old 08-29-2011, 09:58:45 PM
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Default Wisconsin engine project planning stages

Hi folks
New here, and glad I found this site.
Planning to use my 10HP wisconsin to drive a generator head.
I bought two of these rebuilt from Industrial here in Seattle, 20 yrs ago. Traded the gas model and now wish I hadn't.
The one left is propane power, I want to convert to gasoline.
Model AENLDG, found the thread which tells me it's later model, maybe high speed-- what is the DG designation (propane??)
serial 5096713
spec 238712 *** then damage if there are more numbers
Has starter generator---WICO mag
Any reason why it can't be converted to gas?
The new carb is $350 No way, the motor was $400new/rebuild
I have British 650 cc twinns here, one cylinder = 19.7 cu in
the wisconsin is 23 cu in
why not a single round slide carb?
although the stock carb is up draft.
Glad I read the thread about checking the check balls in the oil pump
Thanks for any help Pat
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:18:36 AM
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If this is going to be a standby unit, consider staying with LP, it doesn't go bad. Gasoline standby units need to have fuel drained and carb run dry between uses and then you have the problem of buying fresh gas when electricity is not available. Filling station pumps run on electricity. Some truck stops have backup generators but not all. Just a thought.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:31:32 PM
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Ken
I recently discovered some thing about that. My nine year old fuel injected street bike had the fuel pump plugged with orange/yellow flour like stuff, that was from Chevron supreme, all I use.
In the process of discovering the problem, I removed the gas tank from my race bike.I had filled the tank in Sept. of 09 with 104 race gas, the last time I raced it, and for got to drain it.
Once I got the other bike sorted out, I poured that "shelf gas" in and it ran like a top.
I can't recomend it, but it is food for thought.
By the way, how many gallon tank will I need to run 8-10 hours?
Pat
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:06:20 PM
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I ran a 11 HP Briggs/5000 Watt generator for 144 hour during a Ice Storm caused power outage. This was a LP fueled unit. I had it connected to a 250 gallon LP tank. The best I could tell from the liquid level gauge on the tank we used about 7/8 Gallon a Hour over the six days. I do not know what the total load was on the generator.
I by all means second the opinion to leave your engine on LP. Every gasoline fueled generator I get my Greasy Little Hands on I make them capable of also running on LP.

Kent
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:50:34 PM
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If you want to go with gasoline (and I agree with the folks that suggest you don't), the standard L-63 carb is a very common zenith model, used on all sorts of industrial & even boat motors. The only thing to look for is that the governor linkage is on the correct side, and that you have the place where the governor rod screws in. You can get those off a parts carb if needed. I wouldn't give more than $20 for a good carb for it.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:05:01 PM
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Ken
I recently discovered some thing about that. My nine year old fuel injected street bike had the fuel pump plugged with orange/yellow flour like stuff, that was from Chevron supreme, all I use.
In the process of discovering the problem, I removed the gas tank from my race bike.I had filled the tank in Sept. of 09 with 104 race gas, the last time I raced it, and for got to drain it.
Once I got the other bike sorted out, I poured that "shelf gas" in and it ran like a top.
I can't recomend it, but it is food for thought.
By the way, how many gallon tank will I need to run 8-10 hours?
Pat
Um that orange/yellow flour like stuff is the remnants of ethanol. Ethanol is so bad for these older engines like wisconsins and stuff. It may also be some sulfur. But sulfur dosnt affect engines. Its actually a lubericant
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Thanks for the info Zira
This project isn't realy an emergancy generator, more of an APO.
From time to time i wheel my welder down to the driveway and do a little work, rather than running 50ft 220 cable and 110, might as well utilize the generater head.
How ever the power went out for 3 1/2 days here a while back. The freezer had pooled water on the third morning.
So on a second day I could fire this contraption up and refreeze, might even hook up the hot water tank and get a shower-who Knows. Don't mind "camping out" as long as I've got the wood stove.
Thanks for the help
I'll test run it to see how much fuel it burns
Pat
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the weatherman said spring is here, i don't believe it, but am planing for it.
This starter generator is Delco Remy model 11.018.75
the regulator is American Bosch 0218821 vroogr
one side of the wiring bundle was labeled
two red wires- A
black-mag kill switch nothing else labeled
I see the two battery leads coming off the relay.
The motors tin is painted light blue, it's got a rack for a lay
down LP bottle- I'm guessing it's off a fork lift- maybe a black top roller.
Anyone have a wiring diagram?
Maybe a picture of the installation.
thanks for any help
tap am trying to upload pics
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