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Douglas FT35 generating set

Post by rich07961 on Wed Oct 31 2018, 22:28

Just won this on fleebay and picking up on Sunday, something unusual for me to play with over the winter, last ran about 18 months ago apparently, we will see.
Anyone know where I could get a manual as tried Internal fire and nothing there.







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Re: Douglas FT35 generating set

Post by B10Dave on Thu Nov 01 2018, 02:19

Interesting genset. Nice find. Is that engine the same as any of Douglas's motorcycle engines? Enjoy your new toy....Dave
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Post by Woodsman on Thu Nov 01 2018, 10:07

Ooooh - nice Very Happy

Was looking a that myself. Well done Richard

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Re: Douglas FT35 generating set

Post by Sparkieb on Fri Nov 02 2018, 09:21

Ohhhh nice, cylinders look big

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Re: Douglas FT35 generating set

Post by rich07961 on Thu Nov 08 2018, 18:31

Got this home on Sunday and on Monday had to have a play, checked it over and happy the mag coil has a good reading, oil was like new, some fresh fuel and now runs, next will check the dynamo and generator when I get my head around how they work, well happy with it.



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Post by Woodsman on Fri Nov 09 2018, 08:55

Video link broken Sad

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Re: Douglas FT35 generating set

Post by rich07961 on Fri Nov 09 2018, 22:14

This one might be better Paul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6_OXj9De94

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Post by Sparkieb on Sat Nov 10 2018, 08:16

Not working

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Post by Woodsman on Sat Nov 10 2018, 08:59

rich07961 wrote:This one might be better Paul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6_OXj9De94


Is it set for public viewing - I don't have an account on Ubend.

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Re: Douglas FT35 generating set

Post by rich07961 on Sat Nov 10 2018, 11:08

Woodsman wrote:
rich07961 wrote:This one might be better Paul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6_OXj9De94


Is it set for public viewing - I don't have an account on Ubend.

Hopefully sorted now Paul Very Happy

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Re: Douglas FT35 generating set

Post by Sparkieb on Sat Nov 10 2018, 11:15

Oooh i like even more now

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Re: Douglas FT35 generating set

Post by Woodsman on Sat Nov 10 2018, 12:43

rich07961 wrote:
Hopefully sorted now Paul Very Happy

Excellent  Very Happy  Are you going to do your usual beautiful restoration or leave it as an oily rag job?

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Re: Douglas FT35 generating set

Post by rich07961 on Sat Nov 10 2018, 18:33

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rich07961 wrote:
Hopefully sorted now Paul Very Happy

Excellent  Very Happy  Are you going to do your usual beautiful restoration or leave it as an oily rag job?


Thanks for the compliment Paul, I am in two minds what to do with it, need to sort the Dynamo and generator as they are not producing anything at the moment
plus I have only been able to start it by the handle twice so far, have been using a drill, with the dyno/gen set connected I can hardly turn it over let alone start it
with the handle, I have had one cylinder apart and decoked, rings are just on the limit bore is hardly worn and the valves are as good as new, so not had a lot of work
I think, the frame in some parts have quite heavy rust so think I will get the paint out for it, as for the engine its all alloy so will just need a good clean up.
I think that a set of rings will need to be fitted and perhaps will give me more compression for easier starting hopefully.

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Post by Woodsman on Sun Nov 11 2018, 09:38

Good news. Keep posting as you go.

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Re: Douglas FT35 generating set

Post by chiefy on Tue Nov 13 2018, 10:37

Hi Rich70961,
Looks a nice piece of kit not seen one of those before, i used to run a Douglas 90 Plus many moons ago i think late 50s or early 60s and it could certainly get on a nice bike ,enjoy.
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