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Lister Engines => Lister Based Generators => Topic started by: mikenash on February 04, 2019, 05:59:37 PM

Title: Start-o-matic
Post by: mikenash on February 04, 2019, 05:59:37 PM
https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1938416060

I put a bid in on this - who knows?  Might be something in the boxes that is of use to someone as well
Title: Re: Start-o-matic
Post by: glort on February 04, 2019, 07:16:28 PM

Going back to another thread, This one is in KVA and a PF of one.  got that prediction wrong.  It's not the 4.5 in question, maybe  they are different but definately with a KVA rating.

Seems to be a lot of Lister stuff to be had in NZ.
Title: Re: Start-o-matic
Post by: mikenash on February 05, 2019, 04:00:21 AM
Check out this one then

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1938636592

The optimist/dreamer/greedy farmer wants $4K for it

It has sat in a paddock a lot - but has the appearance of having done almost no work

he bought it in 1992 and is sure it was "new" then and that it was imported as "New Old Stock" from Argentina of all places.  it has the "Lister Dursley England" stuff but the little serial # plate is missing.

Sadly the case is full of water and there's no compression with the exhaust valve stuck open (the valve lifter was jammed "on") and the rack & linkages are seized.  When I turned up he was spraying INOX on the linkages and cranking it to see if it would go . . . .

He says he isn't inclined to take $500 for it

Then there's this bloke:

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1929971096

He wants $3200 for this unit & I predict he will be wanting it for some time yet . . .

So there you go
Title: Re: Start-o-matic
Post by: glort on February 05, 2019, 07:04:44 AM

I often wonder where people selling stuff dream their prices up from and more over, what they eventually get for them in 6-12 months when the penny drops they are not worth what they are asking and no one is going to pay it.