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Things I want to Buy / Re: Lister 8/1
« on: May 29, 2019, 11:26:28 AM »
Location updated, thank you.

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Things I want to Buy / Lister 8/1
« on: May 28, 2019, 06:18:19 PM »
Hi All,
    Looking for a lister 8/1 with or without a 4.5 kw generator? Based in the UK.
Regards
    Steve

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Lister CS 6/1 and 8/1
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:28:45 AM »
Got it! WOK, I thought it was the page for Chinese recipes!
If the OEM question is to me then yes, all four are original Listers.
I've managed to pick up a new original barrel and cast piston and have also managed to get my hands on a new aluminium piston so that should solve the cylinder wear problems on the 8/1. This is getting a little addictive.

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Lister CS 6/1 and 8/1
« on: January 08, 2018, 05:08:07 PM »
I agree on the clearances in relation to non pressurised lubrication systems, if I end up making a new shaft and bush then I'll try the EN36, it's the same solution employed in traction engine valve gear and is subject to very poor lubrication but lasts well.
I'm new to this forum so here comes the dull question, wall of knowledge? Don't ungerstand the offset but either so would love to see the post.
Cheers
Steve

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Lister CS 6/1 and 8/1
« on: January 06, 2018, 10:58:02 PM »
I was thinking maybe an EN 36 nitride hardened bush and shaft may give good service, obviously, things have to wear and will but extending the life is the key. I dont like the idea of the bronze gear, cast iron is best as it work harden's. Is there scope to widen the boss on the idler gear or does the crank web pass too close?


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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Lister CS 6/1 and 8/1
« on: January 06, 2018, 02:51:33 PM »
Would bushing it be a reliable fix?

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Lister CS 6/1 and 8/1
« on: January 06, 2018, 01:29:08 AM »
I think the fact that its a SOM means its done many hours and I guessed the worse when I bought it to be honest. Would you know the cylinder wall thickness? Whats the problem with the idler? is it just a bush in the centre?
The baby is two and is the proud owner of a Fordson Major already so playing with engines is definitely part of the educational process around here.  :laugh:

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Lister CS 6/1 and 8/1
« on: January 06, 2018, 12:54:18 AM »
I think ill pull it apart and see what nasty's greet me! I know there is a problem with the idler gear as it rattles like hell at certain points in the rotation, this does seem to be a known problem. Is it an option to put a dry liner in the cylinder? is there enough meat in there?
The more I read about the original lister CS's the further in the house the engines get, at the moment the 8/1 SOM is in the kitchen and I have a 3.5/1, 5/1 and 6/1 in the baby's play room! dont ask me how Ive pulled that off, its taken years of practice! lol.

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Lister CS 6/1 and 8/1
« on: January 04, 2018, 11:19:03 PM »
Thanks for the reply mate. The flywheels are much heavier than those on my 6/1 and 5/1. Did the 8/1's have chrome bores too? I hope to keep the genset together as all the numbers match on the bed plate but it will be a working unit rather than a display.

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Lister CS 6/1 and 8/1
« on: January 04, 2018, 10:49:21 PM »
Hi All,
   Ive just bought a 4.5kw 8/1 genset, thats quite ill, just wondering what the difference is between the 6/1 and 8/1 engines? It would seem that the bore and stroke are the same with the RPM's being different, I have also read that the 8/1's have aluminium pistons. Are the bottom ends the same? Would I be able to use a 6/1 barrel and piston? Both are seven stud.
Kind Regards
      Steve

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