Running 3 phase 780s on single phase power (was RE: hams on classiccmp)
jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 16:24:20 CST 2009
Roger Holmes wrote:
> No but it was run off a world war two air ministry (diesel) engine
> driven generator for a few years. The generator was a 1700 cc twin
> cylinder unit with hand start and a flywheel weighing several hundred
> pounds. I had to keep fit to get that to start on a cold winters morning
> when the oil was thick and the cylinders were cold.
No luxury of air-start, huh? :-) Been there before with a 3-cylinder Dorman
and it's back-breaking stuff (thankfully the Dorman had an electric-start
option, so the hand starting was just "for fun")
I suspect there's something to be said for pre-heating the oil using whatever
means on something like that.
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