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Offline joeinwv

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Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« on: November 29, 2012, 11:52:44 PM »
Give me a week or so and I will have some more info - setup is 250cc side output motor, 1 wire 100 amp alternator, large car battery, 1500 watt inverter.

Guaranteed this is more modular, quieter, more fuel efficient than traditional generator. And it can run silent on battery power. And you can jump your car from it.

Close to being ready.... pics soon.

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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 12:08:20 AM »
I'm interested!  I've got a pressure washer with a burned out pump that I would like to do something similar with.
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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2012, 03:18:02 AM »
Ok staying tuned. :D
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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2012, 06:59:22 AM »
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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 07:41:59 AM »
I did a similar set up on a push lawn mower frame with a 5.5 hp engine and a 140 amp alt off a big truck. Able to mount 2 golf cart batteries on deck with motor and alternator and inverter on handle. Have been using on and off for three years. I use a charger to keep batteries topped off. Like the one I use on my trolling motor. May not be as quiet as yours. But better than running generator as much when power is out. I salvage most of the stuff except for the batteries and inverter. They set me back a little over $200.

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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 01:58:56 PM »
+1 :popcorn:

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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2012, 07:56:02 PM »
Test mule was running fridge, curling iron, 2 incandescent bulbs, 2 CF bulbs, 32" LCD tv, satellite box, small desk fan... motor was just above idle and inverter showing 1/2 draw. More testing this weekend. I'll get some pics once it's sorted.

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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2012, 08:49:51 PM »
interesting,I will watch for this.

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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2012, 09:00:08 PM »
Briggs motors are real easy to rebuild and maintain.  Never known the simple ones I use to be quite.  More like a lawn mower unless you have an effective muffler.  Which on semi-stationary things "easy" to do.
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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012, 03:22:34 PM »
I built one of these, too, using parts from The Epicenter in Washington State.  I need to post some pix of mine.

Looking forward to seeing yours.

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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 06:52:34 PM »
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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2012, 09:34:12 PM »
Okay, sorry gang - got sidetracked by a leaking gas main (lot of digging, now repaired) and working out of town for a week. 

250cc motor easily drives 100amp alternator powering large car battery and 1500 watt inverter. At just above idle will feed a 600 watt load easily and quietly.

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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2012, 11:52:09 AM »
Have any pics?

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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2012, 12:03:54 PM »
I also have a pressure washer with a burned out pump and was thinking about the same thing.

looking forward to it.
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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2013, 04:48:39 PM »


Ran this 1/2 hour today with jumper cables charging a deep cycle marine battery and the on board battery - at that load it will run at a bare idle, which is not audible from inside. Burned about a tablespoon of fuel.

Not in the picture is 1500 watt alternator.

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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2013, 04:57:55 PM »
Also in picture - 400W inverter - can be run straight off battery for small chargers. Spare fan belt zip tied to wagon, jumper cables hanging off the side.


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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2013, 09:51:29 AM »
Dude, your build is so much cleaner than mine!  Those powder-coated rails look awesome.  I used wood, and it looks (and is) home-made.  Yours looks commercial.  Congrats.  NICE!   8)

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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2013, 10:27:33 AM »
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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2013, 08:55:07 PM »
Those powder-coated rails look awesome....

I guess you can't tell from the pic, this is built on a little yard wagon with pneumatic tires. Makes it easy to roll around, especially if you need to jump a car. This one is all brand new equipment.

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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2013, 07:27:33 AM »
Joe, that looks great! Nice work!


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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2013, 01:24:32 PM »
I guess you can't tell from the pic, this is built on a little yard wagon with pneumatic tires. Makes it easy to roll around, especially if you need to jump a car. This one is all brand new equipment.

Nope, couldn't tell.  No tires or other tell-tales, and just the one picture.

I agree, the wagon is a great idea.

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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2013, 01:36:42 PM »
Spare v-belt on board? Nice!

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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2013, 12:13:57 AM »
Spare v-belt on board? Nice!
Knew I had to attach it, otherwise I can see myself tearing the garage apart some dark stormy night looking for it. Need spare spark plugs and some fuses. Running nothing but Mobil 1 full synthetic oil.

Just picked up a battery tender brand smart charger - can charge / float 2 batteries at a time. $90 amazon

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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2013, 02:20:06 PM »
Little sunshine today, wheeled out the generator and powered the fridge for about an hour.

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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2013, 09:10:19 AM »
Thanks for posting.  I love the fact that you built it in a wagon.  It just makes a whole lot of sense, but I never would have thought of it myself.
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Re: Briggs motor, car alternator generator stay tuned
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2013, 10:23:49 AM »
Could you do a parts list of your set up so others could follow in your footsteps?  I am planning on using my car(s) as back up generators with an inverter, but would like  dedicated generator someday.  Your set up looks great and since you built it you know how to service it.
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