Kevin West’s System

This is an experimental project investigating the configuration of Kevin West’s alternator and PWM configuration.

A youtube video has been posted with the basic setup we have constructed which can be viewed here.

Initial Baseline Test

Edit Version of Live Broadcast on Sunday 29th of March, 2009

Test One

Test Two

Test Three

Kevin West’s manual can be downloaded here:  Files Size is 8Mb

This is a picture of Kevin’s setup!


Please comment!

ICE Project Introduction

The I.C.E. Project was launched during the March, 2009 meeting gaining strong interest from the members present.

Inaugural – Team Members showing their support for the project.


A 13HP engine has been purchased to support the testing and trials over the comming months.

  • Single Cylinder, Forced Air Cooling, 4-Stroke
  • Rated Power (KW/3000rpm):8.3
  • Max. Torque (N. m/2500rpm) : 26.5N
  • Fuel Consumption (g/KW. h): Less than 395ml
  • Oil Consumption (g/KW. h): Less than 6.8ml
  • Min. Stable unloaded speed (100r/min): 1350
  • Speed Fluctuating Ratio: Lower than 10%
  • Noise (Lower than): 104db(A)
  • Bore Stroke : 88 x 64mm
  • Displacement: 389cc
  • Compression Ratio: 8:1
  • Lubricating mode: Splashing
  • Starting Mode: Recoil Start and Electric Starting
  • Engine oil SAE#20, #30
  • Fuel Designation: unleaded
  • Rotation: Anti-clockwise (from output)
  • Valve Clearance: input valve 0.10-0.15mm         output valve 0.15-0.20mm
  • Spark plug clearance: 0.6-0.8mm
  • Igniting Mode: Transistor Electric, Inductive firing
  • Dimension (L*W*H): 405 x 450 x 443mm
  • Net Weight: 31KG





    The scope of the project includes but is not limited to:


    * A new project within the forum has been created to allow for comment and contribution.