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Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: July 16, 2019, 11:28:24 PM »
It's a fabulous restoration well done, looking forward to seeing her running.

Engines / Re: Ideas on use?
« on: July 05, 2019, 12:05:37 PM »
There was an episode of Shed and Buried on TV in the UK where Sam Lovegrove made a tennis ball launcher out of a Lister D. You have endless possibilities hoping you will share some photos when you get it done.

Engines / Re: RS1 magneto change rotation
« on: June 29, 2019, 09:11:09 PM »
I would have thought it would make a spark no matter which direction it was turned. Wiser heads than mine will clarify this

Lister Based Generators / Re: Alternator Hz tip
« on: June 25, 2019, 10:32:10 PM »

I would be measuring the frequency off the generator output.  This will take into account all variances like pulley wear and give you an absolute speed/ frequency.  Having a Multimeter fetish I know there are a load of meters available cheap as chips from China with frequency which are all amazingly accurate. You should be able to get one for $10.

The panel frequency meters aren't expensive either.
Meters are better, simpler and more accurate than anything else I can think of.

Good advice from Glort I took his advice on a multimeter 12 I think it cost and it does as much and more than my local sparks very expensive Fluke multimeter

Everything else / Re: Compressor oil grade
« on: May 14, 2019, 06:06:07 PM »
The "logic" or guideline head set I hear and am now repeating is that non detergent oil is less likely to suspend particulates which might make a difference in a filter-less oil system.  In reality, non detergent isn't always easy to find and oil is cheaper by the case.  I'm betting you all know what I use in most everything.

I'm currently running ATF for chain/bar oil in my pruning chainsaw as the vegetable oil I was using on some high sap trees kind of solidified.  A bit of gasoline and elbow grease later I got the high detergent ATF to flow.  So much for brainstorms.  Once I go through the liter of ATF I'll go back to the rather heavy bar oil.  But even there I save at least 50% buy purchasing it in 2 gallon bottles rather than the 2.8 oz premix bottles.

You use ATF as a chain lubricant or do you mix it in a 2 stroke engine?

Everything else / Re: Compressor oil grade
« on: May 14, 2019, 04:34:29 PM »
I searched on the interweb for Chinese compressor manual and I got one for a similar size machine. The manufacturer recommends 10-40 oil. I put 5W30 in it and I hope it will do ok. The motor was filled to the top with used engine oil no wonder it didn't work and had oil all over it. Now it's at correct level in the little window and it fills the tank and then shuts off. I haven't had luxuries like that in a while and now I can use my rattle gun as well.
It runs at 2800 rpm and there's no ignition or combustion so Glort is again annoyingly correct! I have no idea what these guys on forums get their information like use only non detergent oil and so on. My fully synthetic oil has to be way better than the non detergent oils. I only use cheapo 10W40 in the lawnmower and generators never had any issues.

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: New Listeroids for sale
« on: May 14, 2019, 01:09:11 AM »
Are they Chinese Listeroids?

Generators / Re: Anyone know what this is?
« on: May 14, 2019, 01:05:06 AM »
So its useless? Thanks guys

General Discussion / Re: MIG Welder, what to look for?
« on: May 14, 2019, 01:03:40 AM »
Years ago you could put a little carbide and water in a paint tin with a pin hole in the lid. give it a shake and then throw lighted matches at it. It made a very impressive bang. I haven't seen carbide in many years.

General Discussion / Re: MIG Welder, what to look for?
« on: May 14, 2019, 12:19:43 AM »
I have read mixed reviews on gasless mig welders  I'm curious as to the truth. I was looking at a few gasless welders and some inverter welders. I saw a guy doing what looked like magic with an inverter welder on a rusty exhaust now that's beyond my skill level ! Anyone with gasless or inverter that wants to add their 2/- Id be interested in reading it.

Everything else / Re: Compressor oil grade
« on: May 14, 2019, 12:01:56 AM »
Thanks guys! I'll go with the 5w30 it's turbodiesel oil. Glort I like your logic!

Everything else / Compressor oil grade
« on: May 13, 2019, 10:11:45 PM »
I was at the tyre shop today and I noticed he had a 50l compressor sitting in the office. A few words 20 changed hands and I have it. He said the motor was working so I took the head off cleaned the reed valves and I have a 20 compressor. The oil was black and thin so it's been drained. My question is can I use car engine oil? I have 10W40 semi synthetic and 5W30 synthetic oil in the shed. I could give the local parts guy 10 for 500 mil of compressor oil but I'd hate to do it if I didn't have to. The compressor is Bergin branded so likely Chinese. Any ideas?

General Discussion / Re: MIG Welder, what to look for?
« on: May 13, 2019, 02:09:12 PM »
It's almost impossible to get oxygen and acetylene in Ireland. You need to be a professional user like a car body shop, welding company etc.

Is that Due to " security" Concerns or some other reason?
Im not sure Glort I tried to buy it years ago and was refused.

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