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zcookiemonstar

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Posted: 04/15/20 08:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice project. Hope it works out well for you.

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Posted: 04/16/20 09:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Id sure like to see you continue the write up on this project, it is very interesting. I would be especially interested in seeing the finished product when you are complete.

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I got sidetracked fixing my Bobcat skid steer so I can get my spring clean up done around our hobby farm. I'm almost ready to get back on project BIG.


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Bump

If we can help you fix your Bobcat so that you can get back on this let us know!

I am interested to hear how this install works out for you.


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Posted: 08/17/20 08:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm finally getting around to finishing project BIG.

Today, I mounted the inverter to the base, and made some funky shaped brackets that will clear the oil fill and steady it. It seems to be pretty solid. I used nylock nuts, so they won't rattle loose.

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Then I put some high temp sealant on the exhaust pipes and final assembled them. Then cut some sheet metal peices and riveted them over some of the unused holes in the base. There are 2 fans built into the generator: 1 for the engine and exhaust cooling, the other for cooling the generator coils. I don't want them to draw air from any stray holes, I want them to draw thru the hole in the generator access door. The inverter is located right in front of that hole in the door, so it will be cooled by the air being sucked in by the fans. Any extraneous holes in the cabinet will bypass that effect.

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Then I started the process of re-connecting the wires. SOme of them will need to be lengthened, so I started in with soldering them and insulating with heat shrink tubing.

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I just put this same generator in a eagle cap 960

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Posted: 08/19/20 09:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How did you do it?

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It was very crowded and I didn"t take it apart hardly as far as you did but only because I don:t know anything about electricty. I am still experimenting with it.The only problem I have had was on a 97 degree day it would get to hot and quit putting out electricty unless I left the door open. I didn't have enough room to add anymore insulation and it is louder in the camper than I thought it would be.

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Interesting, Fried, thanks for the info

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Thank you and good luck. I didn't take mine as far apart because I thought if it did' work out I could put it back together. It does run everthing very well.

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