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Lister Based Generators / Re: Alternator Hz tip
« on: June 25, 2019, 11:19:50 AM »
There is no doubt that your idea will work but as has been said by the others with all the cheap meters around why bother?  I have two Kill O Watt meters that I bought when they were $12.  They are $30 now but there are cheap alternatives on Ebay.   I keep one near the set and the other one is used at the house and is used to monitor loads.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Excited soon-to-be caretaker.....
« on: June 24, 2019, 11:47:40 PM »
I lift them by chokeing a. 1 1/2" strap around the head. Go behind the pushrods so they don't get bent and choke it between the intake and exhaust ports.  Pics later

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!

Generators / Re: Pulley wanted for alternator
« on: June 17, 2019, 09:55:16 AM »
I purchase items like that on EBay. There is always old stock or used to fit my needs at deep discounts from going to a supplier.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Weight of 12/2 and ST 10 head?
« on: June 17, 2019, 09:36:47 AM »

Thank you Sir.
Did you mean 300 on the ST10?

Yes, sorry for the typo

Listeroid Engines / Re: Weight of 12/2 and ST 10 head?
« on: June 17, 2019, 02:24:28 AM »
The 12/2 will be a 100lb either side of 1500 Lbs and the ST10 will be around 30 Lbs.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Propane CS clone power loss, welder fixed it.
« on: June 16, 2019, 11:02:33 PM »
Bruce, I have not read all the postings about your welder but if you are using an old school shaded lenses helmet and having issues you might want to consider an auto darkening unit. I had all but given up weldng due to not being able to see what I was doing no matter the shade. I think it is due to many hours under a hood and multiple seriois flash burns. I had avoided the automatic helmets due to lag time and flash but that is all fixed now in all but the cheapest of cheap helmets. I bought a middle of the line cost wise Hobart and I can once again, see what I am doing and welding nicely once more. I can't get rid of my tipping the helmet habit to the amusement of my sons who have never used anything else.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: CS head - worth bothering with?
« on: June 16, 2019, 10:35:28 PM »
I don't see any major issues with the head. I'd repair it but I don't have to send it out to get that done.

What we do in the shop is rebuild the pumps if feasible. That is determaned by the amount of rust and wear in the rack,
both the gears and the hole in the casting.  Nice features of the OEM pumps is the timing window and line which makes timing a breeze and the bleeding screw.  We just replace the injectors as a rule.

Yes, the scraper ring part of a 3 piece oil ring is a perfect spacer. The wear in the land is down thus typically a very light cut is taken on the top, just enough to true it, then widen the groove as needed by removing material from the bottom

Sorry for being late with this info but the piston is the alumininum 8/1 type as can be seen via the ring arraingment which differs from the cast iron piston ring package. Could be the picture but it looks to have the typical top ring groove wear that must be corrected to have compression restored to spec. If all is well otherwise you can widen the groove to accept a spacer.  Yes Lister did indeed rechrome the bores after reboring oversize. They also attached a nice tag. My 10/2 is 40 over and is re tagged to state so.

Sounds like you have a good plan.
I have a 6/1 in similar shape coming in. This one will stay here and accompany my 10/2.  It is likely that neither of them will do anything useful aside of keeping me company.

I wouldn't jump into it just yet if it was mine. When an engine has set for a long time low compression is often rectified if you can get it to run just a bit.  Listen for leaks from the vaves, if so you can often fix that by tapping(not beating!) on the rockers hard enough to take the valve off the seat. Pull the intake elbow and turn it until the valve is open and give it 5 to10 pumps of 30W don't go overboard as you can hydraulic it and cause damage. That should raise compression enough to get it to fire. Another option is to belt it up to another engine. Starting fluids are last resort and used VERY sparingly, a wiff from a good distance away.
Often if one can get it to fire and run for a few minutes they will go after that.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Resurrection of a Lister 12/2
« on: June 03, 2019, 02:30:11 AM »
Just looks like corrosion to me? I assume that area was between the flywheels and seal ring? As to the pump cam pitting I would not be too concerned about it. However if you can source them somewhere for reasonable price replace them.

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