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Re: Puma / Dorman 6LE / MacFarlane B46B / 110 kVA Generator Resurrection
« Reply #275 on: January 13, 2020, 11:01:12 AM »
"but it won't be here now until second week of January, by which time I'll be in Barcelona ...."

Have you been and come back already? :lol:   I must have dozed off...  :coffee:
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Re: Puma / Dorman 6LE / MacFarlane B46B / 110 kVA Generator Resurrection
« Reply #276 on: January 13, 2020, 11:23:35 AM »
John, if you look 'up thread' they arrived early and I fitted them (with only a minor trauma) before I went and yes now I'm back after a brief dalliance with Gaudi architecture, Tapas, and Bull Rings  :clap:
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« Reply #277 on: January 13, 2020, 04:56:11 PM »
Ahhh, and here's me thinking you were off on your jolly holidays.... :ddb:
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Re: Puma / Dorman 6LE / MacFarlane B46B / 110 kVA Generator Resurrection
« Reply #278 on: January 13, 2020, 05:04:21 PM »
Those four days WERE my jolly holidays. We can only both get away when we can get farm sitters  :med:

(I got 6 days last year )
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« Reply #279 on: January 13, 2020, 05:33:18 PM »
John, if you look 'up thread' they arrived early and I fitted them (with only a minor trauma) before I went and yes now I'm back after a brief dalliance with Gaudi architecture, Tapas, and Bull Rings  :clap:

Ah, Gaudi!

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Re: Puma / Dorman 6LE / MacFarlane B46B / 110 kVA Generator Resurrection
« Reply #280 on: January 13, 2020, 05:44:37 PM »
Well at least the conversion of the Bull Ring into a shopping / eating / venue place was masterminded by British architect Richard Rogers, but then poor old Gaudi was a bit tied up having been squashed by a tram in 1924, and after all he was 74 at the time so perhaps couldn't manage the Bull Ring. Even the Cathedral he designed, and was buried in, still isn't finished  :clap:
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Re: Puma / Dorman 6LE / MacFarlane B46B / 110 kVA Generator Resurrection
« Reply #281 on: January 13, 2020, 05:44:51 PM »
You could have a plate that sits on top but clamps on the back by screws / bolts.

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Re: Puma / Dorman 6LE / MacFarlane B46B / 110 kVA Generator Resurrection
« Reply #282 on: January 16, 2020, 06:35:20 AM »
The magic 3.3 mm Cobalt drills arrived this morning so I could get on and fit the grilles.

I did manage to snap one of them despite extreme care - the inner face of the casting has a steep taper, so one flute of the drill breaks through before the other is ready to emerge and thus grabs and snaps, but six holes drilled and tapped at the expense of one lost drill isn't too bad considering how unbelievably hard this cast iron is.

Now the hunt is on for a suitable housing for the generator. A 15 foot container would be just about ideal, but I don't think they come that length - tens, twenties and forties are usual. I need an internal space of at least 13 foot x 6 foot but within reason more is better.
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Re: Puma / Dorman 6LE / MacFarlane B46B / 110 kVA Generator Resurrection
« Reply #283 on: January 16, 2020, 06:38:32 AM »
Well at least the conversion of the Bull Ring into a shopping / eating / venue place was masterminded by British architect Richard Rogers, but then poor old Gaudi was a bit tied up having been squashed by a tram in 1924, and after all he was 74 at the time so perhaps couldn't manage the Bull Ring. Even the Cathedral he designed, and was buried in, still isn't finished  :clap:

Gaudi Roberts, chalk and cheese!

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Re: Puma / Dorman 6LE / MacFarlane B46B / 110 kVA Generator Resurrection
« Reply #284 on: January 16, 2020, 07:02:04 AM »
To be frank neither Gaudi nor Rogers is to my taste architecturally Matthew. Neo classical for public buildings and vernacular for housing suits me better.

. . . .now go find me a 15 foot container  :clap:
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Re: Puma / Dorman 6LE / MacFarlane B46B / 110 kVA Generator Resurrection
« Reply #285 on: January 16, 2020, 07:57:55 AM »
20-footer, Stihl saw, 8 miles of MIG wire and dogged determination should see a 15-footer :-)

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Re: Puma / Dorman 6LE / MacFarlane B46B / 110 kVA Generator Resurrection
« Reply #286 on: January 16, 2020, 08:26:54 AM »

. . . .now go find me a 15 foot container  :clap:

You mean a 4.5metre one?

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Re: Puma / Dorman 6LE / MacFarlane B46B / 110 kVA Generator Resurrection
« Reply #287 on: January 16, 2020, 08:37:02 AM »
I'm no expert, but I rather suspect they are designed and specified in feet pretty well world wide  (ISO Standard now)  having American roots, just as continental threaded pipe fittings in the 'G' series (which seems to predominate) are directly derived from BSP in UK inch measurements  :clap:
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Re: Puma / Dorman 6LE / MacFarlane B46B / 110 kVA Generator Resurrection
« Reply #288 on: January 16, 2020, 08:42:32 AM »
20-footer, Stihl saw, 8 miles of MIG wire and dogged determination should see a 15-footer :-)

Yes I'd have no issues having a go, but alignment might be a bit tricky. Just been watching a YouTube video where a Chinese factory was making a 40 foot container EVERY 3.5 MINUTES for a German customer :bugeye:
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Re: Puma / Dorman 6LE / MacFarlane B46B / 110 kVA Generator Resurrection
« Reply #289 on: January 18, 2020, 09:34:32 AM »
I'm no expert, but I rather suspect they are designed and specified in feet pretty well world wide  (ISO Standard now)  having American roots, just as continental threaded pipe fittings in the 'G' series (which seems to predominate) are directly derived from BSP in UK inch measurements  :clap:
Andrew,
Well, never thought you'd take it seriously! Yes, containers are always in feet! I seem to remember having had a conversation with you a couple of years ago on the "metric" BSP pipe threads, fittings quite often have "inch" markings on them!! Another international use on the inch and fractions of it are square drive sockets. Anyway, to cap it all, the inch was defined as 25.4mm in 1959!

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Re: Puma / Dorman 6LE / MacFarlane B46B / 110 kVA Generator Resurrection
« Reply #290 on: January 18, 2020, 05:03:22 PM »
It's always rather tickled me that the German DIN standard Scuba regulator connector has a G5/8 thread :-)

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Re: Puma / Dorman 6LE / MacFarlane B46B / 110 kVA Generator Resurrection
« Reply #291 on: January 19, 2020, 02:47:09 AM »
Yes itís nice to see Whitworth form threads still exist in the modern world and crop up in the most surprising places. Joseph would be (rightly) proud that all his work wasnít in vain.
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