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Old 01-27-2010, 05:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Part of the reason I would use that particular ICE is because it would be available. It also would not run all the time, only when needed and would be tuned for peak efficiency. Not knowing what size the generator motor will be or it's output, or how fast it should spin when used as a generator, I can only guess at what gearing might be needed (via chain drive perhaps?) to drive it to it's max reliable output.

Yes, trading it for a small industrial diesel would be a great idea if one became available, assuming that I could find such a critter.....I was working with what was handy and left over after gutting the car and the forklift.

Perhaps what I should do is set up my performance parameters and then work backwards from there to determine what type of motor and power is needed rather than base it on resources available.
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