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    Hi, I bought a 1970 GMC New Look Transit Bus for a heck of a price at an auction and now I was wondering if I could use the idling engine as a generator. I wanted to be able to get power in the 10000 W range. Is this a good idea? Any information I could get would be greatly appreciated.



    I think it would be possible. I’ve thought of doing something similar. Just a matter of getting the gearing right to give the correct speed on the generator shaft. I’m not sure if it would give enough power for 10k, so maybe you’d need to experiment with revs. Good luck :)

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