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General Discussion / Re: Lister sheep shearing and crutching plant
« on: May 22, 2019, 07:52:47 AM »

Impressive!

That's around 35 seconds a sheep, with AC DC drowning out the roar of the overworked Lister!

I could handle the machinery and the music but like you Glort, I don't think my spine would last the first half dozen sheep.

Cheers
Stef

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Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: New Listeroids for sale
« on: May 17, 2019, 10:30:52 AM »
Hi Graham.

Looks like you've done your homework. Maybe there will be a resurgence of interest in the CS, in the States, best of luck, keep posting!

Cheers
Stef

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General Discussion / Re: Lister sheep shearing and crutching plant
« on: May 10, 2019, 10:04:47 PM »
+1 for Butch's welcome.

Nice to see a Lister project in the hands of an enthusiast.

Wherever you glean information from please return here and post updates, most of us on here are mechanically bent voyeurs,  so whatever you are doing will be of interest, honest.
Cheers
Stef

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Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: May 10, 2019, 09:57:13 PM »
A class act, well done!

Cheers
Stef

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Another 6/1 Restoration
« on: May 09, 2019, 03:42:38 PM »
+1 for the design, better than the 'mandraulic' system.

Cheers
Stef

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Listeroid Engines / Re: ajaffa Bob OK ?
« on: May 08, 2019, 06:03:40 PM »
Hey Bob!

Nice to see you've not been loafing, just 'cos you can't type don't mean you can't bull up a bit of brass!

If the one eyed man is king in the land of the blind, a Pommie, in Oz, down to his last paw......

Not that I'm the one to gossip or stir the shite, as you well know.

Cheers
Stef

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Listeroid Engines / Re: ajaffa Bob OK ?
« on: May 07, 2019, 08:17:10 AM »
Nah, stick it all on here, Casey!

I know this site started with Listeroids and CS's, but all the diversions keep it interesting. There are other sites, whos moderators call for a new topic every time the form or pitch of a bolt changes - or heaven forbid, mention of a left hand thread occurs, God bless em. (Thanks for the forbearance, Ade)

Here you can ask about your 'E' mates health, rant about Fedex and ignore all the stuff you don't like.

Personally I like to know what Ed Dee has been building, am vaguely interested in Glort's dad's scrapyard and will happily read posts on genny trouble shooting and building circuits with Mosfets - for years I thought that was a suburb of Khartoum , even though I'm still electrically challenged.

The posts I don't like I don't read.

We're all a little odd, a little to opinionated some times, some of us more than others, I very much doubt many of us will ever meet in the real world, thank Christ!

Cheers
Stef

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Lister Based Generators / Re: 6-1 voltage help
« on: May 07, 2019, 07:59:42 AM »
Go into photoshop, or whatever, there's several you can down load for free, and crop off all the edges of the photos that aren't relevant, then reduce the quality. Even if you don't use an editing programme very often, I certainly don't, it's not hard.

Search the site for earlier posts, there's loads of great stuff on here ref. gennies and output. Almost certainly you'll find something to get you started.

Cheers
Stef

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Engines / Re: How best to set up a Lister A
« on: May 05, 2019, 09:09:15 AM »
The distortion of mating surfaces is common on the old Zenith' from the '60's as well, makes them impossible to set up, as noted by Cobbadog, plate glass and wet and dry.

Cheers
Stef

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This could all go terribly wrong,

What happens if Glort ends up in Saudi Arabia?

Cheers
Stef

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Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: April 30, 2019, 08:15:57 PM »
It's starting to look pretty!

Cheers
Stef

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Hi Mike.

Pick any three words from the Chinese description!

eBay UK item number:192694687630


6Pcs 8-150mm Telescopic Gauge Set T-Bore Cylinder Hole telescopin internal


Cheers
Stef

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Engines / Re: LPW 3
« on: April 26, 2019, 12:36:03 PM »
Hi Quince

I like the set up, the lack of a gearbox is good with the belt drive takes out all the alignment problem. I've worked with VP props - and Kitchener gear - and believe that, properly maintained they are as reliable as a gearbox.

You could get away with fixed rpm, imho, but I agree with most of the reasons above for having a throttle, and also that warming up on tick over or leaving the engine running to heat domestic water / charge the service batteries would be far more comfortable.

An outfit I've worked for before had a V8 GMC in a work boat, it was reputed to have come out of a small tank and went from tick over to flat out with very little adjustment in between, consequently it was hard on gearboxes when shifting from ahead to astern, something a work boat does a lot of...

With the revs fixed you may find the same wear issues on the VP prop. If you could link the pitch control to the throttle to drop the revs as you passed thro' the neutral point it would save all sorts of wear on the thrust bearings etc. and give you a smoother input of power to the prop.

It's not an engine I'm familiar with, doubtless others here will help, but given the numbers of the LP motors out there I don't think there would be too much difficulty with the throttle and I'd hope that a variable speed governor would be an easy swap.

Looks like an interesting project, keep posting as it develops!

Cheers
Stef

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: stratomatic 6-1 power hertz
« on: April 24, 2019, 09:52:51 PM »
Nice one Butch,

I'm pretty sure in the past, you've pointed out to me the value of keeping it simple. I worked it from first principles, I guess i shouldn't have stopped there.

Cheers
Stef

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: stratomatic 6-1 power hertz
« on: April 24, 2019, 09:45:11 AM »
Unless I'm mistaken you are looking for a 20% increase in speed, measure the circumference of the driven pulley, divide the result by 5 then multiply by 4, then divide that by 3.142 and that's the new circumference

I.E.   Circumference = 200mm * 5 = 40, x 4 = 160 * 3.142 = 51mm

Once you are in the ball park fiddle with the revs

Make sure that machining the driven pulley does not overly weaken it.

If I'm wrong with the maths, someone please feel free to correct me!

Cheers
Stef

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