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Engines / Re: valve job
« on: September 15, 2019, 05:38:29 AM »
G'Day chef,
I try to strip then clean the parts within reason then take them to the engineering shop when I need them to do machining work. You will then also have the option of reassembly by them or yourself and that would save some money as well if working on a budget or you want the experience in doing it yourself.
Many here will be able to help with any of the tricky parts as you have found out already.

Welcome to the Forum!

Engines / Re: Replacing expensive old imperial bearings
« on: September 15, 2019, 05:32:04 AM »
After years of rebuilding the engine, clutch, brakes and then going to rallies and then a sand blast and a paint job along with a heap of other stuff inbetween this is how our Cropmaster turned out.

Engines / Re: tl2 piston
« on: September 13, 2019, 07:03:01 AM »
After cleaning were there any marks from the valves on the piston. If not, no issues but make sure you use a new head gasket and not the old one as this may bring the lot closer to the piston.

Engines / Re: Replacing expensive old imperial bearings
« on: September 13, 2019, 07:01:00 AM »
Nice work on the upgraded bearings ajaffa!.
This was a brilliant way of over coming the differences in OD, ID and width, well done mate !
I had a similar issue with front wheel bearings on our David Brown 30C Cropmaster. I dropped the bearings on the counter at our bearing shop and the owner walked passed and said get that David Brown crap out of here, but with a smile on his face. My problem was not the sizes of the bearings but the originals used a different taper angle. So he put replacement bearings on the counter that have a different angle on the taper and it saved me a heap.
They work perfectly well and do the job.

Engines / Re: Lister SL1
« on: September 06, 2019, 06:50:11 AM »
Well done Scott

Engines / Re: Lister SL1
« on: August 29, 2019, 12:13:03 PM »
Going by this comment,
They all call for a wear limit of .003-.0035" and a max clearance of .005-.006".
If your journal is out of round by 0.002" and if you machined this to being round you would be at your maximum recommended tolerance before needing a rebuild. That being the case check all the journals sizes then source the next size bearings first before machining. So in order to maintain good oil pressure this is your only option especially if the engine is going back to work. If it is just to be a rally engine and run 6 times a yeareither re-use your existing bearing or buy a set of standard ones and use them. Not the ideal fix but should work.
I had a Pommy vintage tractor that was running 10 - 12 lbs oil pressure cold and drop to 5-6 lbs hot. for doing tractor treks this worked for a couple of years and I even screwed up the relief valve on the oil pump to help things out. In the end I bit the bullet and bought all the new parts from UK to do a full engine rebuild as nothing remotely made here in Oz would fit. So ahppy I did this as it now is a very reliable toy and can do a plough day when ever I want or drag a sled along the track to really test it out.

General Discussion / Re: Lister TL2 has a 16" fan
« on: August 28, 2019, 07:46:50 AM »
If your not having overheating issue just replace it with the same. Yours looks very similar to ones used on a car so take it to the wreckers yard and start looking. If you are having heat issues do what was suggested fit thermo electric if you have a battery.

Engines / Re: Lister SL1
« on: August 28, 2019, 07:44:44 AM »
What did broncodriver99 reply with?

All I can see is 4 little dots like this >>>>     ....

Engines / Re: Lister SL1
« on: August 28, 2019, 07:42:44 AM »
G'Day scott,
When you say it is "off by 0.002" do you mean that it is 0.002" undersized or running out (bent) by 0.002"?
If it is run out then he should be able to correct that in a press. If it is undersized then look at oversize bearings to make up the difference. 0.002" would make a big difference to oil pressure so getting the correct tolerance will be good.
Sorry, I don't have any specifications for a SL1, but do a search here on this Forum for a workshop manual or do a Google search for one (this is how I got my manual for the SR2 or buy a manual online to get you tolerances. Your engineering shop should have a fair idea of what the tolerances should be.
If worse comes to worse either get him to use a set of bearings from a similar engine and hone them to suit the new crank size after machining. Or have a set of bearings made to suit. Not sure where you are but there are a few places here in Oz that make bearings to order.

Engines / Re: Flywheel Bolt LR1
« on: August 20, 2019, 05:52:42 AM »
Unfortunately you do need the right size socket so start asking about with your friends or see if you can hire the size you want. If hiring, you will want to be able to remove the flywheel and bolt it back up on the same day so you don't have 2 days hire.

Out of curiosity why do you need to remove the flywheel?

General Discussion / Re: lister TL2
« on: August 19, 2019, 06:51:16 AM »
G'Day chef
Have you tried to do a Google search for a Lister parts supplier in you in the USA? If there is you should be able to save some money on money exchange rates etc. Sometimes when I need parts fro my UK made tractor I look up the price online over there and then compare it with what I now I can get locally, sometimes it is cheaper to buy from overseas.
Do your reseach and follow up on any leads that may pop up.

Welcome to the Forum and good luck with your new project.

« on: August 14, 2019, 07:32:35 AM »
Search through   they might have a manual on the D model.

General Discussion / Re: Lister help
« on: August 14, 2019, 07:30:04 AM »
G'Day Heri,
So what do you require? A manual? If so we would need to know what it looks like (a picture if possible) and any model numbers and serial numbers to find a manual for you.

General Discussion / Re: Lister help
« on: August 12, 2019, 06:38:45 AM »
I use Windows Picture Manager and 'compress' the image not crop as cropping does not compress the pixels to suit Forums. I compress to being a ''document'' size image and this allows me to post 3 images at a time.

Engines / Re: LISTER LR1 & LD1 Fuel Tank Straps
« on: August 11, 2019, 05:55:31 AM »
We never own a spare engine!
It is always another project awaiting it's turn to be resurrected.

Once you have this disease you start finding all sort of toys to bring home and some even follow you home if the missus isn't keen about the hobby. Start building another shed is all I can say.
Hope you get the second project.

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