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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

Engines / Lister Petter AD1
« on: December 24, 2018, 12:33:51 PM »

Little engine and pump I know nothing about the pump, please comment

General Discussion / Question
« on: December 20, 2018, 11:11:17 PM »
Which of Santa's reindeer was female and what was her name?

General Discussion / Solar Chargers
« on: November 26, 2018, 04:15:45 PM »
I have been reading a lot about solar panels and chargers (thanks Glort) so I thought I would look on  a well known auction site for a brand name charger. Sealey is quite a big name in tools in Ireland UK


Note that this isn't waterproof!

Generators / New project maybe?
« on: November 19, 2018, 12:24:55 PM »
I find myself strangely attracted to this...


Any comments?

General Discussion / Glort
« on: November 13, 2018, 09:29:48 PM »
Has anyone heard from or seen Glort? I hope he's ok, rants and preachy posts are something to look forward to every day!

Engines / Injector Nozzle
« on: November 07, 2018, 11:37:18 AM »
Hi Guys. My yanmar smokes at startup for maybe 5-10 seconds then it runs fine. I been told to change the injector nozzle. Would this cure it or is a new injector the way to go?

Generators / More generator questions
« on: October 22, 2018, 09:31:06 AM »
Can anyone explain (in simple terms) what a bridging wire in the generator earth is and how to do it. I'd also like to find out the output of the alternator there is no labels or plates on it. I only have a multimeter. Thanks

General Discussion / Every so often ...
« on: October 06, 2018, 05:15:06 PM »
Every so often our lives become a little darker - not to everyones taste but as Rose Schneiderman pointed out we need both bread and roses.


General Discussion / Smoking/Ecigs (split from: Losing the will .....)
« on: September 23, 2018, 10:19:59 AM »
Hi Chasingcars, and welcome to the forum where old guy like me hang out once we have stopped chasing girls, reading pornography and getting drunk.

So you have petrol Lister that will only run for about a minute. You have checked the fuel side of things and all is OK. A couple of things spring to mind the first is that a minute of running produces a lot of heat, especially in things like the valves. If the valve tappet clearance is too tight you will start to loose compression as the valves heat and grow in length. Second is faulty high tension lead that can also get warm and fail. Try starting it in the dark, if there is lightening running all over the HT lead replace it.

You don`t tell us which model of Lister petrol engine you have so it`s very difficult to provide any further advice at this time. Just a thought, if the fuel is gravity fed to a carburetor try unscrewing the fuel filler cap, some of these have a breather hole in them that can get blocked, any slight vacuum will prevent fuel flowing to the float chamber.


Bob I still like getting drunk!

Generators / Voltage drop under load
« on: September 20, 2018, 09:30:10 PM »
Hi guys I have a mongrel diesel generator. Thanks to you guys its working well and making power around 233 volts. Yesterday there was a lot of power outages and she got her first real work rant for 8 hours or so. I noticed the voltage dropped to about 210 volts when the water pump kicked in. It's only a half horse pump. Is this normal? It's 5kw AVR alternator. I should mention that there was a 50hz sticker on the frame when I got it so I checked the speed and it was running at 3600 rpm its no at 3000 rpm. Should I speed it up to 3600 again? Turn up the avr to maybe 245v?  It's extremely noisy at both speeds. I put new brushes and a new avr in it this spring. Any and all suggestions welcome!

General Discussion / Being silly
« on: September 19, 2018, 08:16:17 AM »
Supergroup REM shortly before they broke up, thats me in the corner

General Discussion / Not a bumper sticker but ....
« on: August 31, 2018, 09:41:43 PM »
I saw this and thought of you guys!

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