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Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Nice 6/1 for sale
« on: November 29, 2018, 03:56:26 AM »
Nice CS for someone, has cooling tank and large fuel tank: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/rosenthal-heights/collectables/old-lister-motor/1202143158

Bob

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General Discussion / Power outages
« on: November 28, 2018, 07:24:10 AM »
Hi Guys, another massive power outage. The power is out for about 300 km up and down the coast from Urunga to just north of  Lismore. So much for the gold standard poles and infrastructure promised to us when they privatized the distribution network. Guess all the executives are too busy investing their ill gotten and drinking champagne to worry about the customers they are supposed to service. Third outage in the last month.

Fired up the old ST2 and we now have power, I`ll be having a nice warm shower while everyone else will be going to bed dirty. I have phoned a few neighbors and invited them to come round.

Got to worry about the guys in Queensland who are facing catastrophic bush fires, with unprecedented threat to life and property, hoping they are not getting the  80 Km winds we are.

Got to go check the genny isn`t leaking oil or fuel.

Bob



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General Discussion / Telecom towers
« on: November 14, 2018, 09:39:49 AM »
Well while Glort is away in NZ we need a new subject to rant about, so here goes. Can anybody explain to me how the telecom companies are allowed to build these mobile phone towers all over the planet without any sort of planning approval?

Today I have had to pay the local electrician $300 to fit a new TV antenna because the recently installed 4G Optus mobile phone tower has completely trashed my TV signal. I`m not a big fan of TV but my Wife is! You can imagine the strife this has caused me.

Complaints to the telecom companies are a waste of time as they completely deny that their systems cause any problems, yet the electrician tells me he is rushed off his feet replacing TV antenna with the latest 4G proof equipment. He has done 14 this week and it is only Wednesday. How can it be that I have to foot the bill to replace perfectly serviceable equipment to counteract the actions of the Telcos? The real injustice is that I don`t own a mobile phone, nor do I want one!

Anyone had similar problems, anyone up for a class action against these unaccountable, undemocratic assholes that blight our lives?

Bob

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Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Interesting collection
« on: October 24, 2018, 11:37:23 AM »
Hi Guys, an interesting collection of stationary engines for sale in Australia at a reasonable price, https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/wodonga/antiques/vintage-stationary-engines/1198918283

Wouldn`t mind the AV1 for myself.

Bob

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Generators / Anyone know what this is?
« on: August 30, 2018, 09:53:11 AM »
Found this on Gumtree in Australia. For anyone wanting to power a small town she

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Lister L?
« on: June 04, 2018, 08:47:56 AM »
Hi guys, found this on gumtree https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/walgett/miscellaneous-goods/stationary-motor/1185895878

Looks like a Lister L, the third photo shows what may be the original generator head that was attached to it, any ideas?

Bob

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General Discussion / What do we do now?
« on: March 17, 2018, 07:37:13 AM »

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At first I thought this was funny, then I realised that as a tax payer in NSW the joke is on me https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/nsw-government-ordered-trains-worth-202120497.html

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General Discussion / A lesson for us all
« on: February 26, 2018, 09:47:19 PM »
This is a link to a newspaper article about one of our own who tragically died doing what he loved http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5437051/Lincolnshire-man-dies-accident-Heckington-windmill.html

Condolences to his family and friends
Bob Gorringe

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Waste Vegetable Oil / Lister CS setup to make it`s own fuel
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:11:13 PM »
Hey Guys, been too unwell to do much so I`ve been doing a lot of reading and thinking about what sort of shed I should build to house my CS when it is done. I mentioned before that I have an underground exhaust coupled to my ST2, I would like to exhaust the CS into the same system. I think a couple of brass gate valves could be used to isolate the two engines so I don`t get a problem with exhaust fumes/condensation getting into the non running engine.

Sharing the underground exhaust system pretty much determines where the new shed will be so the first thing will be to pour the concrete slab. I`ve been looking at Glorts` keep it simple WVO set up and I`m considering using the heat generated by the CS to heat a barrel of WVO to dry it. Obviously WVO would not be a suitable coolant for the CS so I am considering using a swimming pool heat exchanger(see Pic). This would require a coolant pump on the CS as it would not thermo syphon with a heat exchanger. I am thinking of a simple coolant system with a header tank, open to atmosphere. This will contain water and an inhibitor to prevent corrosion, frost is not an issue where I live.

The primary use for the CS will be to drive a 3 phase generator head for a lathe and milling machine. Probably a 3KW motor wired to generate. I should be able to use one leg off this to drive  a drying fan and pump to dry the WVO as per Glorts` video on YouTube.

Dry oil can then be pumped into the fuel tank for the CS and also the ST2.

Thoughts please

Bob

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Anyone for a lister M
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:55:24 PM »
Found this on gumtree https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gnowangerup/collectables/lister-5-hp-stationary-engine-/1175303073

Think it`s  Lister M kero engine. Shame it`s become a garden ornament.

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Lister camshaft
« on: January 02, 2018, 12:19:08 AM »
Hi Guys, I have read a great deal about camshaft inaccuracy on imported Indian clone engines.
 I have sent a lot of camshafts for regrind over the years and these guys know what they are doing. Armed with the correct geometry and some oversized lobes a camshaft could be assembled and sent to the machine shop for accurate grinding. The camshaft could then be dissembled and the lobes hardened and tempered or case hardened before reassembly.
Any thoughts? Could Gary or someone source oversized lobes?
Bob

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