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Old 10-08-2018, 08:27:11 PM
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Is everyone asleep in OFES land? Why no posts?
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OK, here is a post. Been thinking about selling my 7 1/2 x 10 Ajax including trailer it lives on. Totally restored a few years ago with 15 kw generator head. Will make about 10 kw 110/220. Runs on propane. Any interest in these things? I would hate to have to give it away.
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Here's my Pattin on some fresh skids at the museum. Starts and runs a lot better with my new hot tube burner!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW9PFp0qJb4

coming up soon, a 2-stroke 25hp Superior and 4 stroke 30hp Bessemer!

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I was thinking the same thing Bill. I have six or so topics I check every morning and O.F.E.S. has been kind of quiet lately. Thanks Keith and con-rad.
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I'll be anxious to see the 30 Bess Connor. My 40 sits idle until I come up with an easy way to start it! Bill Klein
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You don't have compressed air? that's how this one and an identical one that i know of start. mine, while missing the actual valve, has a cam for timed air injection starting. do you have a pic of your 40hp?
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Keith- was your Ajax factory built with the generator head integrated, or was it added later? slow turning 10KW on propane shouldn't be difficult to find an interested buyer... there's plenty of people who live in remote circumstances where long-term backup capacity for utility power is a must... and probably a fair few who are off-grid such that a hand-startable thumper in an outbuilding would be the perfect thing for charging batteries and carrying daily working loads...
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The generator head is a 15kw ST head that I belted to it. The basic Chinese generator head that provides power to about half the remote villages in the third world no doubt. The generator turns at 1800 rpm when the Ajax is running at 350 rpm. This engine is rated at 450 rpm but this trailer starts leaving the ground much above 350 rpm. The entire unit weighs 7000 lbs, the max the trailer is tagged and rated for. I have hand started it but prefer the 12 volt electric starter I made for it.
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You don't have compressed air? that's how this one and an identical one that i know of start. mine, while missing the actual valve, has a cam for timed air injection starting. do you have a pic of your 40hp?
It also has the timed air control but I haven't taken time to put together a tank/compressor system. Bill Klein
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Sorry. I've been napping. Here is a link to my show engine for the last two summers. 10 hp Marion. Maybe built circa 1921. It stays on this trailer. I have a frame and tarp to cover it. It's winterized for 2018-2019 winter season. I sure hope everyone has winterized their engines.

https://youtu.be/kW-VmRdyGuY

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