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PE-95K Genset, New to Me!


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Old 02-15-2017, 09:18:00 PM
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Good news, my pulley is 4.5"'s so my governor should spin at the correct speed. And on a better note, I managed to get the broken exhaust stud drilled out and tapped last night, yeehaw!
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I've been tearing this thing down to start putting some fresh paint on and have a question about the governor mount bracket. It's no secret that this bracket has been repaired at least once. It also appears that something has broken off the back and am I wrong in assuming the bracket bolted onto the first exhaust manifold stud?
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a question about the governor mount bracket. It's no secret that this bracket has been repaired at least once. It also appears that something has broken off the back and am I wrong in assuming the bracket bolted onto the first exhaust manifold stud?
My bracket does not bolt to the exhaust manifold. It has two holes on top for the head studs, and three slots for the governor bolts.
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Just out of curiosity, how much did you shave the head, and what kind of fuel savings did you get? I have a PE-95K, and with it using about 1 gallon per hour no load, it is more of a lawn ornament than a generator.
Good news! I found my notes:

Before cutting the head and with no head gasket I had a good .125" clearance above the valves.

I cut the head .040". I was advised that I could have gone as deep as .080".

Afterwards, the motor runs more crisply. Timing is set at the stock spec (9 degrees BTDC) and the motor is happy there.

Fuel consumption was 2 GPH at full load before, and is at 1.3 GPH after. So success.
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Good news! I found my notes:

Before cutting the head and with no head gasket I had a good .125" clearance above the valves.

I cut the head .040". I was advised that I could have gone as deep as .080".

Afterwards, the motor runs more crisply. Timing is set at the stock spec (9 degrees BTDC) and the motor is happy there.

Fuel consumption was 2 GPH at full load before, and is at 1.3 GPH after. So success.
Thank you! I'm sure there are quite a few PE-95 owners out there that appreciate this information. As-is, this generator is a fuel hog, using 1 GPH with no load. This modification should bring the no-load fuel consumption down to some reasonable value.

Did you ever take a compression reading after shaving the head?
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Its been coming along nicely with a few more surpises thrown in for good measure, a bent bottom crank pulley and a corroded through water pipe for example. Once I get the rad back in I can finally run it and see what other ghosts are hiding in there.
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Lots has happened since the last post! It's 95% done with a few things left to do like installing the top tray, front cover and fabbing up a battery hold down frame. I ended up having to replace a broken head stud and adjusted the valves after replacing the head gasket. I got around to cutting the cart up and making a flat bed out of it which was the original plan, I'm happy with the finished product. The bearings were all good, cleaned and re-packed too and a full chassis lube done. There was a very large, weird shaped fuel tank under that thing that I gave away. I'm in the process of trying to "scrounge" up some good used matching 6.90 x 9.00 tires from the air base here since they want $180.00 a piece at the tire dealer; I can't justify that cost and I can't order new ones from the US for $45.00 each for some reason? Border BS I'm guessing. I've found out it produces AC power but haven't put a good load on it yet which I'll try soon with a space heater.

Anyone have a picture of the original battery hold down frame handy that I can work from?
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