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Things I want to Buy / Re: Rocker cover caps
« on: Today at 12:26:52 PM »
Pretty sure that Gary at Diesel Electric Service in Lyons KS would have them. He posts here as dieselgman but it's been a while since I have seen him post anything.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Roid Bearing Quality?
« on: August 21, 2019, 05:03:38 PM »
Just a little helpful Timken bearing information.
Timken sold tapered roller bearings either as individual cups(aka races) and cones (aka bearings) or as sets of both. Sets carried thier own part numbers that do not coenside with the cup or cone numbers. Also their are sets that contain cups and cones that are not available as separate pieces for a variety or reasons.  Some have special I.D. some have special O.D. some have special fit to give "X" distance between the back of the cone and the front of the cup.
Thus the suggested 414 set does not contain a 414 cone and it is possible that Bob's combww2ination of parts could have only been sold as a set. Somewhere I have a complete catalog that would give Bob the answer but could not lay my fingers on it this AM :(

Listeroid Engines / Re: Roid Bearing Quality?
« on: August 19, 2019, 10:58:50 AM »
 The big end of the rod uses the same split babbit bearing.that was user in the CS lister. 
India engines very in detail from heavily modified and simplified to exact copies or as some of us say, clones.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Roid Bearing Quality?
« on: August 18, 2019, 11:52:42 PM »
 As Bruce said I don't recall any TRB main failures being reported here, never seen a bad one in the shop.  Matter of fact I have only experienced worn out mains once and that was on a Lister 6/1 CS.  None the less if one frets the India TrBs are set of Timkins or similar quality is not a whole lot of money.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Latest Import Status?
« on: August 17, 2019, 06:29:33 PM »
 You will never see it happen unless emission regs for all diesel engines are relaxed

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Resurrection of a Lister 12/2
« on: August 14, 2019, 11:01:41 AM »
The end float is fine as is your modification to the pin

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: ChanChai pellet mills
« on: August 13, 2019, 10:25:19 PM »
I just bought a band new old stock Changfa 1115 for $300

Did you find that on eBay or local?

Craigs list

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: ChanChai pellet mills
« on: August 13, 2019, 01:12:33 PM »
 I didn't bother to read all the fine print but what burns me about Ebay these days is they allow Chinese sellers to list items as located in the USA because they all are shipped to a USA based center where they are immediately shipped back out. You can bet your bottom dollar that that a buyer is responsible for all duties, taxes etc etc which means also being responsible for the item being legally importable.  Those engines are not legally importable period. That does not mean that a few haven't slipped through the cracks,, he'll if a chance to take with a lot of money when new old stock pre ban engines are easily obtained. I just bought a band new old stock Changfa 1115 for $300

Listeroid Engines / Re: Joyfull Sound
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:39:04 PM »
Nice tappet rotation...
Hi Ronmar, glad to see you back posting.

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: ChanChai pellet mills
« on: August 13, 2019, 01:36:17 AM »
Read the fine print. The mills are shipped direct from China. That means it must go through customs, are you willing to risk that the engine will slip through? If not you get to pay US Customs to destroy it.

Engines / Re: LISTER LR1 & LD1 Fuel Tank Straps
« on: August 08, 2019, 11:12:37 AM »
Always pays to check ebay for such. These are listed on EbayUK but are located in the states. Shipping might kill the deal for you but my motto is if Sleeman is the only source I don't need it.

And one located in the UK

Listeroid Engines / Re: 12-2 Air over Start
« on: August 07, 2019, 12:24:30 PM »
No I cannot explain why with certainty. Personally I like the ignition crack ;) of the DI engines. They do start easier in cold weather. My old shop wasn't heated full time and one winter morning it was 0 F in there. I had a Metro 6/1 DI at the time and swung it over and it fired right off like summer time

Listeroid Engines / Re: 12-2 Air over Start
« on: August 06, 2019, 12:17:55 PM »
Your comment about the cooling ports confused me so I had to take a second look at the pic. Ahh, you have a direct injection engine with the side cooling ports in the head.
 First time I have actually seen a D.I. twin. India made a very compact elbow fitting for that. I have one in the shop,,somewhere,,,,

 Same process that is used to build the new ones ;D

Listeroid Engines / Re: Excited soon-to-be caretaker.....
« on: August 06, 2019, 02:00:35 AM »
 I brushed one,.. That spray you used looks identical to what I use from W.W. Grainger.
Did you check the rod bearing with the shim stalled or no? The machining in the rod is usually pretty good with errors being with the inserts.  When,the inserts are too thick India adds shims which then yield egg shaped. I.D. when assembled.

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