More Stuarts!

Discussion in 'Discussion' started by Skankin_giant, Aug 21, 2020.

  1. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Couldn't resist this circa 1906-1914 2 port Stuart 50v 300W generator set.

    Off to Essex tomorrow to pick it up.

    Bit gutted the R2 set will have to go to make room, but I know where it's going if I ever get the space to have it back.
     

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  2. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Very nice. Shame you can't keep them all. Is it about 1hp?
     
  3. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Thanks Roland, it's somewhere between 1/2 and 1hp, sadly the adverts I have don't list the HP for this model of engine.

    It is a shame especially as the R2 is a great runner, but I've not seen many of these type of set, so thought it might be worth it. I'd be more likely to find another R2 set again.
     
  4. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    My R2 went to the USA 20 years ago.
     
  5. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Mines not going that far..... just to Cornwall
     

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  6. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Just over 7hr of driving to Mersea, overall I'm pleased.
    It's not quite as good as I hoped, while the magneto sparks it is open circuit and the bearings are shot. The big end bush is a bit over tolerance so might need to get that done.
    Can't expect it to be perfect at 110 (ish) year old. Oh the instant gasket needs to go! :eek:

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  7. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Steve, where do you live now that takes 7 hrs to Mersea, I thought you had recently moved out of Cornwall.

    Campingstoveman
     
  8. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Sorry 7hr round trip. I'm out between Chippenham and Bath.
     
  9. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Would seem the magneto is the wrong one, the dynamo motors clockwise but the magneto is anticlockwise.
     
  10. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Had a bit of a play today, it does indeed seem to be an anticlockwise dynamo, turned with the little Condor it produces 48V quite nicely. Spin it clockwise and the voltage is all over the place. Just seems odd that it motors clockwise with power applied.
    Here it is running off my little Italian cube.

     
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  11. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Base made, most hated part done. Magneto off for repair and waiting on an engineer to be free to look at the bearings.

    edit* Oh yea NickH had the right exhaust for me! Which was nice.
    Just need to clean the garage now...



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  12. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Picked up some meters for this project and what looks to be a motor control board, it might do the job for a dynamo control. A bit bigger than I wanted but for £35 I was quite happy.
     
  13. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Bargain. If you decide against them I have a vacancy :)
     
  14. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Don't suppose you have a smaller set with a 50v / 10A range surplus?

    Sadly I don't have room for my first plan of mounting the dials on a backboard. I've only got about 400mm of space due to the tank.
    I'll put it on a separate board and run some wire.
     
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  15. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Not in working condition sadly.
     
  16. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    This week's lash up was a petrol tank mounting bracket and fuel pipe, I've had a few other bits turn up for the set but as soon as the magneto is in I can see if it will start. I'd like to replace the wood pulley really but a 4-5" flat pulley with a 1/2" shaft that is held on by a grub screw isn't going to fall into my lap easily. I have a 2" one but I don't think the engine will be happy at around 450rpm....

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    Also picked up this Stuart silencer, not sure if I will use it on this set yet, would like to find a little open crank cast pot really.

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    It's just a tad big....

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    edit* Neatsfoot oil worked a treat on the leather drive belt for the governor, left it to soak for 24hrs and let it drip dry.
     
  17. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Steve. Can't see the pics.
     
  18. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

  19. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Well it's running.

     
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  20. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Better run of the 1/2hp today, sadly the magneto slips on the taper when it back fire, didn't realise until it back fired in my ear...

    Runs ok when it's going, it really wants to take off!


     
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