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Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: Today at 02:14:00 AM »
I`ll check my email.

bob

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Keyway width puzzle
« on: April 18, 2019, 10:12:29 AM »
I am as confused by this as the rest of you, I thought that Lister made everything in house, perhaps at times of high demand they out sourced to other manufacturers. Hence the discrepancy.

Bob

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Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: April 17, 2019, 12:39:50 AM »
Well done VP, hope you didn`t damage the concrete floor.

Bob

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Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: April 16, 2019, 12:57:36 PM »
Hi VP, sorry not to have been in touch but I`ve been in hospital.
Stef is right, if you can cool the shaft and heat the flywheel it will come apart. You could mount it in your new hydraulic press. If all else fails you could buy a pipe freezing pack from you local plumbers store, this should get the shaft down to around minus 20 degrees centigrade. If that does not work, run a large bead of weld around the outside of the flywheel boss with an electric arc welder, do it both ends of the boss. You will have to grind the weld material off later but who cares how you got it off as long as it is off!

Bob

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Keyway width puzzle
« on: April 16, 2019, 12:33:28 PM »
I`m with 38ac, anything made before the 1970`s in the UK would have been imperial, after that your guess is as good as mine. If it has had replacement parts made in India they might well be metric.

In Australia I can buy imperial thread nuts and bolts that are made out of metric hexagonal bar. Thus a 3/8" bolt might require a 14mm spanner, go figure.

Bob

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Ozlisteroids.
« on: April 16, 2019, 12:21:18 PM »
Hi Oldtime, the guy`s name is Stephen Hutson, I believe he has pretty much shut down Ozlisteroids and retired due to ill health. I met with him six months ago and have had email contact with him much more recently. He is working for the NSW state electoral commission and has been busy with the state election and will no doubt be busy with the upcoming Federal elections. His Ozlisteroid web site is still active and you can contact him via that site. Failing that please contact me and I will forward you his email address.

Bob

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Southern Cross ETB diesel engine
« on: April 10, 2019, 10:03:42 AM »
Well guys the last day to be useful is tomorrow. So I had a good day today, turned up the new pump shaft and bushes. I don`t have access to a milling machine so I can`t cut the slots for woodruff keys, I do have a decent drill press so I chose to drill and fit shear pins as an alternative. I doubt this will cause any problems as this is only going to be a display piece and will never be put to any real work. I think I might use it to filter and dry waste vegetable oil when it is not on display, or even as part of the display.  I have always liked the idea of a diesel engine that makes it`s own fuel, might be an interesting thing to demonstrate at an old engine rally.

Tomorrow I will have to have a bit of a clean up and touch up the paintwork. I`ll also put a couple of coats of clear varnish on any naked steel to prevent it rusting while I`m incapacitated. Anyway a couple of photos to keep you amused.

Bob

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Engines / Re: Unidentifed engine recommission
« on: April 09, 2019, 09:17:45 AM »
Hi Sean, do you have the full workshop manual for the ST2 series Lister engines? I have a copy but cannot post it due to size limitations on the LEF, I can scan parts of it and post as required.

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: Earth Hour
« on: April 07, 2019, 02:27:37 PM »
Hey Glort, I am with you completely that the current mob of politicians are a waste of rations. Please don`t give up on trying to educate them. You are one of the last sensible voices on all the forums I visit. Do it for your children, at least on your death bed you will be able to say "I told you so"

Bob

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Southern Cross ETB diesel engine
« on: April 07, 2019, 02:13:22 PM »
Thanks mate, the day of reckoning for my left hand is this Friday, hoping things will work out OK. I have a mate who I hope will be continuing the work once I am incapacitated. I will be supervising him!  :laugh:

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: Earth Hour
« on: April 07, 2019, 11:51:26 AM »
Hi Glort, I`m afraid that we are going exactly down the route of pissing money up the wall. We have an upcoming federal election between the capitalist Liberal Party and the socialist Labour Party. The socialists are arguing for electric vehicle, while the capitalists are for fossil fuels.

I believe the socialists will win this election due to the back stabbing and in fighting that has occurred in the Liberal Party. So, after four years of the Liberals bringing the budget and national debt back under control, we will once again have a socialist government with a healthy looking national credit card they can use to shove their views down our throats.

The incoming Labour Government will implement legislation in favor of EV`s and outlawing ICE`s, this will be fine for city dwellers but have catastrophic effects on those of us who live in the bush. The bush will be filled with solar generation facilities, battery storage facilities and new power lines to keep the overpaid and unproductive city dwellers comfortable. Those of us who are lucky enough to live in unpolluted pristine countryside will be expected to put up with the outfall from electricity generation plants and clean up the mess left by solar/battery banks discarded by businesses that will quickly fail once the Labour government subsidies are removed after the next but one election.

My advice is to live as remotely as possible, build walls/fences around your property and buy a gun, I no longer trust any of these politicians to look after my best interests, they are all too busy looking after their own interests and pork barreling to get votes. The alternative is to jump on the band wagon and screw the f*cked up system for all you can get out of it in the next four years, take every government subsidy you can get,  bank it and then stick two fingers up at the next election.

Bob

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Southern Cross ETB diesel engine
« on: April 07, 2019, 10:00:32 AM »
Just a couple more photos to keep you happy.

Bob

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Southern Cross ETB diesel engine
« on: April 07, 2019, 09:58:53 AM »
Thanks guys, I do appreciate the kind comments.  I have been busy making an adapter plate, three studs below and four above to  allow me to mount the ETB onto the Marino pump chassis. See photos.

I have now mounted the engine and fitted the fan shroud, along with the wind driven governor assembly. See photos.

I will be fitting the flywheel in the morning, once the paint has dried.

God it gives me the sh1ts when I go to the steel stockist and ask him for a piece of 25mm  bright steel round bar, when I get home I find that the muppet has given me one inch bright mild steel round bar that won`t fit in the metric bearings I purchased.
I have two choices, turn it down to 25mm or do a 100km round trip to get a replacement!  >:(

Bob

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Engines / Re: Unidentifed engine recommission
« on: April 07, 2019, 09:42:31 AM »
It would help if we knew what engine you have. I am guessing at an ST or SR 3. I have attached a photo of the spring on my ST2, not sure if it will help much as you appear to have a slightly different set up.

Bob

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Hi I am new here .
« on: April 07, 2019, 09:30:35 AM »
Hello Oldtime, welcome to the forum. Nice to find another victim of oldenginitis. Pictures are easy to post, there is a button called "Attachments and other options" just below where you type your text. If you click on this button it should give you options to post pictures, provided you can remember where you stored them.

With regards to spare parts you should look up Rob at Old Timer Engines in Petrie, Queensland. Failing that contact Gary at Diesel Electric Services in the USA.

Bob

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