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Things I want to Buy / Re: Lister St1 parts
« on: March 24, 2019, 10:04:25 PM »
Contact Gary at Diesel Electric Services in the USA. You will find him in the members list as Dieselgman. He has the largest stocks of Lister parts in the southern hemisphere.


Apologies for being pedantic but isn't the USA in the northern hemisphere?

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Southern Cross ETB diesel engine
« on: February 28, 2019, 10:27:12 PM »
Did you have much trouble taking out the head bolt?

Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: February 27, 2019, 12:03:17 AM »
VERY impressive I'd like that myself. Very well done

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Exhaust joints
« on: February 09, 2019, 04:14:17 PM »
My missus has silicone baking trays for flans and such like so it can take a fair bit of heat

Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: February 09, 2019, 04:10:48 PM »
Fair enough, it's quite an interesting looking machine. I tend to over engineer everything I make, belt, braces and a bit extra.

Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: February 08, 2019, 09:25:09 PM »
What size are the threaded rods? I don;t think they will be able to take a lot of pressure. It would be more reliable as a box shape with an adjustable bed I'd have thought. Just my 2 bobs worth

Lister Based Generators / Startomatic project anyone?
« on: January 09, 2019, 09:33:12 PM »
I looked at this I think it's beyond my skills but it's €100.00 friend is selling it pm me if you want his number he's in Ireland

General Discussion / Re: Winter in Northern California
« on: January 05, 2019, 06:36:43 PM »
Nice one Dax,

I thought 'this looks a lot better than my previous solution', however.......

I use an Acer Chromebook, I've no idea why but typing alt 017 opens a new tab with the calculator on it!

Living in France and trying to wade through the planning permission for a barn conversion has required the use of accents  (as in Café etc.) on an annoyingly regular basis.

I found this site, it's got it all, I think!


Don't panic, guys, it's not going to be necessary for anyone to enlighten me as to why these things happen, my interest in technology is so low I haven't even bothered to work out how to add a highlighted post from someone else's post or add one of those (idiotic!) emojis.



General Discussion / Re: setting up a community enginre bank
« on: January 05, 2019, 08:27:54 AM »
When I was selling lawn mowers I used to take trade in's. I'd buy a non runner usually it had a gummed up carb or some other simple problem and fix it. I sold locally and cheap enough compared to other sellers. Half the time the trade in's had the same issues are were easy repairs.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Englands Farm dependence on Lister
« on: January 01, 2019, 08:59:35 AM »
I grew up in Northern Ireland it was the last part of the UK to get rural electrification. Up to the mid 1980's you could hear the Lister 6/1 chugging away everywhere in the countryside at night because many people kept their engine even when mains power was available. The sound of a Lister diesel is nostalgia to me so this year I intend to finish the slow speed generator even though it's a cement mixer engine rather than a CS

Listeroid Engines / Re: Video of current setup
« on: December 31, 2018, 03:57:08 PM »
Barefoot engineer you have to love it!

Petteroids / Re: AB1 pistons and rings- compatibility. Where to buy.
« on: December 31, 2018, 01:01:37 PM »
Google Jim Perkins in England he's a Petter expert good man for parts and advice and he's a nice guy as well.


General Discussion / Re: Before it's all over.....
« on: December 31, 2018, 09:18:27 AM »
There is a really bad television show in the UK called the Jeremy Kyle show, women seem to watch it as people humiliate themselves with lie detector tests and DNA tests etc. My wife was talking about one show where a white married couple were on and the wife had given birth to a brown baby. The wife was insisting that the husband was the father saying he looked like the child and she wasn't cheating. Of course science in the form of a DNA test proved she wasn't being truthful, the husband was  in denial saying he was the father.
My point? The evidence was in front of the husband but he didn't want to believe his eyes and chose to believe the denials of reality from the wife. The family member that was saying "stop, this isn't right" was scorned and derided.
As a climate change analogy it's not great but that's what's happening. I'm betting that husband continued to be "daddy" continued to believe the wife continued to deny what he could see.
I know my last post was a bit doom and gloom but I do have hope for the future. I been reading about people in Ireland objecting to solar farms in Ireland one objection being there's no way to store the electricity. Why not treat solar power the way we are treating the planet and just use it as it's generated and wind down the power plants during periods when solar is generating even on a micro level it would help I believe. I rent this house the landlord has looked into solar panels for heating water but he's not interested in jumping through planning department hoops.. I can't legally install a wind turbine larger than a bicycle wheel without planning permission, permission I'm not likely to get. I am sure there is switching technology available that would make the power switching seamless. I also want a hydrogen powered car!

Happy new year gentlemen

General Discussion / Re: Before it's all over.....
« on: December 30, 2018, 11:38:37 PM »
I use "green" electricity. Yes it's a little more expensive and yes it comes through the same wires however it's generated with wind and by burning willow. Every person that uses green electricity means there is a little less oil or coal burnt. Thats how it is supposed to work. The people that are "going on" about climate change aren't big businesses and governments they currently don't give a stuff and only do token things to try to look good. It's ordinary people, people that want there to be a useable planet here for their children and grandchildren. It does matter a lot if the ice caps melt, most people now live in large urban centres ie towns and cities. These are usually located near large rivers or close to the oceans. That's where the most arable land is as well as well. Raise the oceans a foot (remember the planet has much more water than land) and we will be overrun with King Canute types fleeing to higher ground, ground which is less arable and has less useable water. The ground is already warmer this makes the moisture evaporate and fall as rain in the middle of the oceans at the same time it makes the soil less useful for growing stuff. We can't feed, or choose not to feed everyone on the planet now. Imagine the oceans rising displaces 1/7 of the planes population that's over a billion people.
Many of the immigrants trying to get into America are going there because for the third year in a row the rain didn't come and their crops failed. It's already started and we really have only a short time to fix things. If we don't we are condemning our descendants to a life of misery poverty and want. Their descendants are likely to be nuclear survivors moving from oasis to oasis on camels!

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