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Old 12-11-17, 11:52 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Ive just taken on my first Gen project, this is day one so the only info I have are a few ebay photos and a rough description.
I hope its not to far gone, any advice anyone can offer or links to docs would be greatly appreciated.
As soon as I pick her up I'll post more info, for now, here's the ebay info:

This auction is for an Allam Minigen 1.5kW generator with a Villiers engine. This generator has stood in my shed for a few years now, it does not work and is being sold as parts only or for restoration.
What is wrong with it? The exhaust valve is stuck closed as the stem has rusted and the head broke off when I tried to free it, the rotor of the generator needs replacing.
What is right with it? Bore OK, turns freely until the cam tries to open the stuck valve, complete except for a 110 volt socket outlet and carbon brushed for alternator. Alternator stator windings are good. It has a water cooled exhaust.
It's a project for someone to get running again, the output is 110 /230V at 1500 watts, I used it for camping with the Scouts, it ran quietly and was good on fuel.
If you need to know more please ask.

It is a collect only item due to weight or I will pass it to your courier for no extra charge.

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User instructions may not be included in the sale, the buyer is assumed to have the necessary knowledge and skills to install and safely use this item. If not, they should enlist the advice of a suitably qualified installer/user.
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Interesting looking genny, I'd not heard of a water cooled exhaust on one of those, the cage/frame looks heavy duty.

I've just got a Villiers Mk15 genny to start work on...

F15R by Robert Starr, on Flickr

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Old 13-11-17, 12:12 PM   #8
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Always liked the Mk15, one of the few OHV engines that Villiers made.

When I was at Warsop Power Tools after leaving school, they used the Mk 15 engines for one customer, Chipman Chemicals at Horsham. They were a specialist in pesticide chemicals and the pumps were painted a deep red/maroon. The supplied chemicals and pumps to British Rail for weed control on the trackbed, embankments and cuttings.

The parent company was American.

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Im stupidly excited to get started on this, its being collected tomorrow.
Just bought the manual off evil bay also so I have some point of reference :)
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What is wrong with it? The exhaust valve is stuck closed as the stem has rusted and the head broke off when I tried to free it, the rotor of the generator needs replacing.
What is right with it? Bore OK, turns freely until the cam tries to open the stuck valve, complete except for a 110 volt socket outlet and carbon brushed for alternator


Well, ive managed to get a replacement 110v socket (modern replacement just for testing) and I also have managed to get a new exhaust valve, does anyone know where I can source the carbon brushes for the alternator and a rotor?

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