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General Discussion / Photo host shutting down
« on: July 31, 2019, 12:54:11 AM »
Every picture I have posted on this site is hosted by Tiny pic. I got a notice today that that are shutting down sometime yet this year. That means that the pictures will disappear from the threads including the WOK.
I am now on a limited data connection that is very slow on its best day and goes down hill from there if there is a cloud in the sky and evenings when everybody is on line. Between of that, being busy, the slow connection, old and grouchy in general I have no desire to download, move and repost all the pics in the WOK, let alone any others. If anyone has suggestions I am all ears. I would even send my PW ton soneone who has the time and inclination to switch all of them to sonething else.

I have recently aquired two large lots of Indian mfg spare parts that accompanied other purchases. Some are in Lovson packaging, some Omega and some are in generic brown boxes. This lot represents many more parts than I will use through my shop work thus I am offering the extras at discounted pricing. All the basic overhaul needs are here plus many extra miscellaneous bits, cylinder heads, sleeves, cylinder blocks etc.  I am in the USA, sorry but I really don't want to fool with overseas shipments. Please send a PM with your specific wants and needs. Please do not ask for a  list of everything, why? It just takes too much  time to type and send.  These parts are VERY attractively priced to move them out of my way and the more you buy the cheaper they will get.
Thanks for looking!

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Another shop project
« on: January 13, 2019, 02:46:07 AM »
Still trying to get the new tablet figured out.
Another shop project, Ruston Hornsby class M size 4  hot bulb engine. 17HP.  This one starts and runs on gasoline until the hot bulb is warmed up then you switch it over to fuel oil and kill the magneto.  To give size to it that is an 8 inch bore and 16 inch stroke. I cannot lift the piston and rod  by myself. This engine was sold new in Winnepeg and powered a prairie grain elevator.  This is one of my personal  treasures.

Listeroid Engines / Pump rack travel as per Lister
« on: January 13, 2019, 02:16:10 AM »
This issue came up in a post below and more than a few other times over the years.  Typically  someone will discover that their India engine pump isn't going full rack under load and they think they have issues. They may have but they may not.  The CS engine was never designed to run under load at full rack. Full rack, or near full rack was an over fuel position to aide starting. As designed there was a rack limiter on all CS engines. Something India chose to dispense with and to the detriment of the engines built there.

I happen to have a CS in the shop for rebuild and here are some pics of the pump

Rack in off position  and  showing rack limiter tripped for full rack start

Listeroid Engines / Oversized "Listeroid" interest?
« on: August 22, 2018, 03:38:33 PM »
Moved this over here from another discussion.

Gary at DES and i have talked about the possibility of importing over sized  Indian single cylinder parts kits for quite some time. Biggest issue is small quantities and dealing with his exporters. What I mean by oversized is bores and strokes in the 155mm x 177mm range  generally  rated 18-22 HP  although actual specs  vary a good bit from erector to erector.  These engines share no parts with a CS clone or smaller listeroids. An example is shown in this video As you can see they are a good bit larger than a CS or clone.

Posting this as a primer for anyone who might have interest. As Gary said in the other thread, if enough committals are made then the process might move forward.

General Discussion / Using the diesels
« on: July 09, 2018, 11:57:25 AM »
Just a few pics of our firewood set up. We have two of these buzz saws, or depending on where you are located, cordwood saws or maybe saw bench.  This one has an R180 Changfa mounted on it.  Kinda crude but we had to build it in a big hurry a couple years ago and it works well enough that we never spent any time polishing it up.  Wood is Cherry slab from local saw mill that I get for next to nothing.  We use both an outdoor wood burner and a Jotel wood stove. This wood will go in the Jotel.

The engine house, LOL

The R180, nice little engine

About 4 hours work

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / 1115 for sale at decent money
« on: June 12, 2018, 01:42:29 PM »
I dont generally post Ebay links here because everyone looks there but this one was hidden from my normal saved searches. Pretty decent price for a 1115 but wont ship an d too far away from me. I had a 195 of that brand ona factory 10KW set and the engine was a very nice runner.

Changfa Engines / Changfa twin
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:39:36 AM »
It had been speculated that twins exist, here is proof. I want one!! ;D

Things I want to Buy / India oil bath air cleaners wanted
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:14:28 PM »
You guys who have upgraded your aircleaners and still have the OEM units collecting dust I am looking for a couple if them to replace some I have borrowed out of my kits.

Listeroid Engines / The twin build
« on: December 26, 2017, 01:07:32 PM »
Well if you look over all the forums here you have read that I am going to do a 16/2  clone build and the good part is it is for ME.  I plan to reference a good bit of material that is already available in the WOK section on the 8/1 build.  This may make for some choppy reading but saves me a good bit of time typing and posting pictures. I will include links so people dont have to go back and forth any more than necessary

I struggle with how much detail to include in the postings and take critique well so dont be afraid to say SLOW DOWN! or SPEED IT UP!! 

This engine has been around for a spell and wasn't in the best of storage over two winters while we were moving across the county. Opening the crates I was pleasantly surprised that everything has survived in good shape. Got to do this Christmas morning, Merry Christmas to me, LOL

This engine is typical of what I expect in a DES clone. 7 stud heads, chrome plated bores in non sleeved cylinders, bushing mains, correct pistons for the RPM specification. In general a very close approximation of the original item from Dursley

Everything else / What now????
« on: December 22, 2017, 10:08:19 PM »
My customer project list for the winter has been completed a few months ahead of schedule. Had a good year in sales and I dont even have a running CS or clone  engine to call my own at the moment.

 So I am going to build a work engine for me FINALLY.
  I have an 18/1 kit that's been sitting here forever??,, or the 16/2 clone kit that has been here even longer?? Or a 12/2 "roid that would be a sweet engine??  or an 8/1 clone kit??

Have no intended use so its just a matter of which one???   It will go on a cart and be set up with a flat belt pulley to run the saw, grinder etc.

Listeroid Engines / Another build
« on: October 28, 2017, 08:28:10 PM »
Started on a DES clone build today for a customer. I entered it in my shop log book and discovered that it is number 25. That is total of CS engines, Clones ad Listeroids that have been rebuilt totally. Does not include less than total rebuilds.

Changfa Engines / Fuel filters
« on: August 16, 2017, 02:35:18 PM »
Many of the  Chinese diesels have what is called a C0506 fuel filter which is a standard part in China. Nobody here that I could find makes a spare element for them. I have acquired a few for spares and have some to sell. They are a bit pricey but less than importing a handful on your own. Approximate measurements are  2.400" long 2.100" daimeter and center holes are  1.100".

Please PM if you have interest.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Just some eye candy
« on: June 27, 2017, 01:02:26 PM »
Fresh out of the wash cabinet is a late 6/1 that came in for rebuild.
 I think all the black in the world hides inside hi houred CS engines?  No amount of scrubbing removes it from my hands, it just has to go away on its own. Thank goodness for the spray wash cabinet dont think I would enjoy the work if I had to do this with a pan of solvent and a brush.

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