This Powerhouse stationary engine was designed by Jerry Howell and built by Michael Gombert in 2003. This is Mike’s first internal combustion engine. His friend Jerry Howell provided the plans and Mike machined it from aluminum and steel bar stock. The engine is a stationary type that sports a 1” bore and a 1.5” stroke for maximum power at low rpm. Mike needed the engine to do more than just run, so he added a motor/generator to the system to keep a load on the engine and produce electricity. The motor is switched on to start the Powerhouse and, once running, the motor is switched off and the Powerhouse drives it as a generator.

Exhibit added: December 31, 2017 - Last modified: January 24, 2023

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