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Listeroid Engines / Re: Skip (miss)
« on: January 22, 2019, 06:21:42 AM »
"Dowty" washers I think they are called?  I have them on a couple of banjo fittings here

People like me who have a few gen heads but know nothing of their innards could learn a lot from this thread and it's digressions

I wonder if it is WOK material?

It seems to me there's good basic stuff here I might like to refer to later - so possibly others are in the same boat?


Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Another shop project
« on: January 17, 2019, 05:48:32 AM »
Am I right in thinking that hot-bulb technology was in place before diesel cold-start compression/combustion chambers were properly understood?

Everything else / Re: Simple Power limiting/ Stepping.
« on: January 15, 2019, 06:04:43 PM »
Must be somewhere around 10F/-10C?  or maybe 11 or 12?

General Discussion / Re: Solution to lack of age care places in Australia
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:11:41 AM »
Surely three or four bullets would be better?  Politicians breed faster than lawyers or lab rats

Other Slow Speed Diesels / check out the exhaust note on this beauty
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:13:32 AM »

There's a Polar engine a lot like this in an old generating plant in town here, but it just has all the exhausts into a single stack & doesn't sound as good IMHO

Listeroid Engines / Re: Pump rack travel as per Lister
« on: January 13, 2019, 04:36:18 AM »
Sorry for large pics and multiple posts, learning to use  new tablet

Pic shows full rack  1 inch of travel

Hey Butch,  when you have an image open in whatever viewer you use on your tablet - somewhere probably at the top of the screen there will be a little box telling you what percentage you are viewing the image at.  Those ones you posted are large-ish so maybe you are viewing them at 30% or something.  They will be shrunk so the whole image fits on your screen, see?

Somewhere else there will be a tool that says "resize".  If you are viewing an image at, say, 30% for it to fit on the screen, then if you resize it to, say, 29 or 28% you'll see it's a nice fit on screen usually with OK resolution, and a good size to send and for others to open at their end

Just a thought.  Every time you get a new tablet/laptop it takes ages to get it sorted - or that's my experience anyway

Happy 2019, Mike

Listeroid Engines / Re: Students visit a "high tech " assembly plant
« on: January 12, 2019, 07:11:59 AM »
Wonder if this guy was one of the students?

All those years I've had a couple of those steel foot-rules in the toolbox & never knew what they were for . . .

Lister Based Generators / Re: Ring any bells?
« on: January 11, 2019, 02:41:16 AM »
Yes.  Just amused that it's still on ebay at the same $$

Listeroid Engines / Re: Students visit a "high tech " assembly plant
« on: January 10, 2019, 06:15:29 PM »
Like cutting into a big old Macrocapa hedgerow tree and hitting a steel fence standard from 40 years ago with the new chain on your Jonsered

Everything else / Re: Bolt Strength
« on: January 09, 2019, 05:07:18 PM »
Oh - I see your other post "Northern California"  Right

Everything else / Re: Bolt Strength
« on: January 09, 2019, 05:02:53 PM »
Cool.  Good to hear, Mike

I'll be interested to hear how you get on with bolts.  If you have found a grade of bolt that is tough & durable, I'd be very interested to hear what it is so as to consider using it in other applications

Whereabouts are you located with that bad weather, Mike?


Everything else / Re: Bolt Strength
« on: January 08, 2019, 08:08:16 AM »
Mike, I could very well be talking through a hole in my head about that

I just know that over here there are hundreds of old Listers that ran for many decades bolted to a couple of bits of timber bolted to a timber woolshed floor.  Even after the timber disintegrated and the floor sagged - they just continued to run . . . .

On here there is a big thread (several big threads) about balancing "Listeroids" and about how some are "hoppers" and some are "drifters"

Have a look and form an opinion . . . .

Try the link above to get you thinking?  There are several such threads

Meantime - there's probably not much to lose by playing with different bolts?  However, if there are odd forces at play, and you lost two bolts during a running session without noticing & stopping - maybe there would be a danger of snapping a corner off of a casting?

Again, better-informed folks than me will know

Good luck

Everything else / Re: Bolt Strength
« on: January 08, 2019, 07:21:08 AM »
My own off-the-cuff diagnosis - FWIW - is maybe you haven't got a bolt problem . . .

Maybe there's a load problem, in that if there is imbalance in the flywheels, the forces they are generating as the imbalance rotates - maybe lateral, maybe vertical, maybe tangential - but all forces wanting to lift/move the base off its mounts . . . maybe those forces are greater than the bolts can withstand

If that is the case, imbalance may have to be addressed?

just my $0.02

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