Re: Small engine ideas. Wisconsin AEH
Sadly,that is about the only place I see any old Wisconsin engines any more,at small engine shows,usually powering a water pump or some home made contraption--saw one powering a corn grinder a few years ago,with a wide flat canvas belt drive...
I guess most of the old equipment they used Wisconsin's on has been scrapped over the years--not that many brands used them to start with,some are still in use on things like cement mixers and other industrial equipment like welders..
Your engine being on a generator,most likely wont have a standard "straight shaft",it will be a tapered shaft probably,and short,so it would require a custom made adapter to put a pulley or sprocket on it..the govenor wont be much of an issue,they can be readjusted to allow it to run at 3600 rpms..
If the generator doesn't have stable output,I don't know if there is a way to solve that,maybe using a transformer of some kind and a better regulator might work --it still isn't "useless" the way it is,it could just be used to power lights and other things not bothered by voltage surges or inconsistent voltage regulation..I wouldn't try running a computer or TV off it,or a pellet stove,those dont like old generators..