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Old 21-06-2010, 15:20   #1
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Im Getting There . . . Slowly

Its been a brain stretcher but im getting there.

I had ordered a gearbox mount / drive plate adapter but when it arrived it was the wrong one, but I had a good look at it and set about making my own to fit the engine ive chosen.

Its a Peugeot XUD 9 1900cc diesel out of a car and has the Bosch pump which is the important part that allows it to run on a variety of fuels including veg oil and diesel.

So, I measured and took a rubbing of the flywheel casting, got some 10mm plate and had it laser cut. Ive machined the flywheel by 3mm deep to allow the R&D drive plate to sit in it and tapped 4 holes to fix.

The starter motor has to engage precisely with the ring teeth and the arms on either side of the drum will support the engine via anti vibration feet.

At the opposite end of the engine, there is one mounting point which when its in the car, bolts to the top of the suspension strut, but im using that via an A frame to carry the unit.
It will all mount in a frame which welds to the hull base and acts as containment for and oil and fuel spills, plus strengthens the aft of the boat.

Ive managed to squeeze in a second 125 amp alternator to run in parallel to the existing 70amp.
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Old 21-06-2010, 16:40   #2
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Are you going to paint it a nice shade of girly pink?

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Old 21-06-2010, 18:30   #5
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Old 24-06-2010, 17:59   #6
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Hi,
Good work !
Questions :- from the pic it appears to show a single drive belt for the alternators, with a jockey wheel to tension the belt : Is the belt not a little to long? Also get the impression that the top alternator's pulley wheel does not engage the belt sufficiently to stop slipping ? The belt maybe taking too
tight a turn around the 2nd Alternator's pulley - which could cause excess wear on the belt ????
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Old 27-06-2010, 14:06   #8
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Nothing like jumping right in Anj...she's looking good.
I kept the alt that came with the engine separate and just for the start battery and the second, bigger one, for the house bank....I was worried about leaving something on..or or having the bilge pump run down my batteries to the point that I couldn't start the engine.
Cant wait to see the boat pictures.
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