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Messages - Willw

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« on: April 20, 2019, 04:32:22 PM »
Hi Pedrosa, thanks for the links to the PAZ1 diesels.

I too am a PAZ1 lover.

Great job.

Looks and sounds really nice.

General Discussion / Re: Lister diesels in cement mixers
« on: April 11, 2019, 11:30:01 PM »
I have wondered the same thing, but I'm still not absolutely certain.

A few years ago I bought the engines from one of the oldest Cement Mixer guys here, since he was reducing his stash down to what he preferred; those being Lister LT-1's.
Among the odd stuff I received was a partial engine, a yellow LD-1 or LR-1, I don't remember which right now. Which I assume came from a mixer.

I know where there is a 2nd of these yellow Listers as well, and the owner of that one confirmed that it did come off a cement mixer.

I seem to recall that there is a video or two of the rare yellow beasts on Youtube as well.

Maybe someone here can give a definitive answer to the question of different colored engines being offered by Lister.

What may be of interest as well, many years back one of the local hardware stores imported and sold brand new Essick cement mixers from England.
All of these mixers that I have seen were painted orange, and came with the 1st generation Lister LT-1 diesel engines which seem to have also been painted Orange from the factory.
I have owned one of these engines, also worked on a few, and I do not recall seeing any green paint whatsoever under the orange paint.

Remembering these mixers, the 1st gen LT-1 featured an extended camshaft which should have been, in my mind, used for starting the engine. This shaft was 19mm I believe, and some "genius" decided that instead of simply adding a larger driven pulley to the mixer and drive it from the flywheel end, they would bolt an outboard bearing support plate in front of the gear cover and drive the mixer's barrel utilizing the 2:1 reduction offered by the relationship of the crankshaft to the camshaft. Starting would be accomplished using the factory "geared-up starting" which sounds perfectly reasonable right?
Well, these are no chicken-shit mixers; one or two 94lb sacks of Portland Cement, 10 to 12 5-gallon buckets of sand and gravel, several gallons of water, and presto, you're in business.
The system worked perfectly turning what was probably a load in excess of 1000 Lbs, until that outboard support bearing wore and then Snap! Bye-bye camshaft.
Sadly, a lot of this carnage happened here, and I am sure in whatever other countries these mixers were sold, and I have no doubt was one of the reasons that Lister used a different camshaft and gear cover on the 2nd gen LT-1's.

That's a totally different situation than when an engine that it designed to run in one direction only, for some reason as yet unknown to me, runs in the opposite direction.

This situation if left alone will cause oil starvation, since the oil pump only works in one direction. There may be other possibilities for the engine being damaged as well.

General Discussion / Re: Smoke billowing out of intake.
« on: March 23, 2019, 04:58:35 PM »
LR1MICK: were you able to determine what caused the engine to run backwards?
I had a similar problem but did not come to a real conclusion as to why it was happening.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Southern Cross ETB diesel engine
« on: March 23, 2019, 04:50:52 PM »
Hi Ajaffa1, I buy hard to find piston rings from this guy in Greece. He sells them by bore size and ring thickness, and I have had good service from him.

In his Ebay store click on "cylinders, pistons, mufflers" then click on" individual piston rings". You can choose based on your old rings, and if necessary repair a worn ring groove by purchasing a  thicker ring, them widening your worn ring groove in a lathe to match the new ring.

He advertises rings from 19mm to 450mm. That's 3/4 inch to 18 inches. That's some range :o


The Ebay ad for the Kubota has a link to a PDF with the engine specs. Under the heading "Reversed Engine Revolution and Remedies" it speaks of how to tell and what to do if the engine runs in reverse.
Some months ago I experienced the same phenomenon with a Yanmar Clone. Maybe this is not such a rare occurrence after all.

Changfa Engines / Re: 1115 build
« on: March 01, 2019, 01:36:40 PM »
Hello all, can anyone please measure the diameter of the 1115 flywheel?

Has anyone tried driving the gen-head off the engine flywheel rim like we do with the Listeroids?

I am trying to get a rough idea of the size pulley that would be needed for the alternator in order to reduce engine operating RPM.

I don't have a Chinese horizontal yet, but I've been drooling over the 1130's on Alibaba.com and I hope to have two along with some spares by the time my birthday rolls around.

I figure I could reduce the RPM on that monster and still run most anything in the house.

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Lovson 6HP Listeroid
« on: February 10, 2019, 01:19:14 AM »
Hello all, I just spotted this on enginads; the ad says its brand new. The price is Best Offer if anyone is interested.


Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Startomatic flywheels
« on: January 28, 2019, 03:32:45 PM »
Wow. I wouldn't have guessed they were that heavy.
I can (barely) lift one onto the crankshaft by myself; I guess I am stronger than I thought.
I'm 6'3" and 147 lbs, and my son calls me "Skeletor" :laugh:

Petteroids / Re: AB1 pistons and rings- compatibility. Where to buy.
« on: January 01, 2019, 04:26:23 AM »
Hi Tim2, welcome to the forum.
The newer AC1 piston ring sets that I have seen use a thinner top ring than the older style ring sets.
The 2nd ring and the oil scraper ring worked on the old style AC1 piston that I was repairing.

According to this site the AB1 and AC1 use the same piston number. http://lister-petter.com/s/parts-spares/1/piston-assemblies

On several occasions in the past I have purchased piston rings from the Ebay vendor mentioned by Listard-JP2 with good results.

Good luck with your project.

Glort: Thank you for your concern; I share your views regarding a cure and treatment for cancer.
I wish the best for you and all members here. I will let you know how it goes.

General Discussion / Re: Smoking/Ecigs (split from: Losing the will .....)
« on: September 30, 2018, 02:48:48 AM »
Now see what you did  :police:

General Discussion / Re: Smoking/Ecigs (split from: Losing the will .....)
« on: September 29, 2018, 04:28:58 PM »
Hi all, I'm late to the discussion but since I am newly suspected of having lymphoma I thought I would add my 2 cents as well.
After my brother died a few years ago following chemo and radiation due to stomach cancer I told myself if I ever faced cancer I would try a natural route. Not to bother you with too much detail of my medical history, I have been looking into Rick Simpson Oil on YouTube.
There are loads of testimonies of people healing themselves using this stuff from all sorts of cancer, usually they try it out of desperation after chemo and radiation have failed, they are pronounced stage 4 and sent home to die.
I sure do not intend to go the chemo and radiation route after what my brother went through, and as I told my pharmacist a couple of days ago, if cancer patients were convinced that eating dog poo would cure them, every dog on this island would have a group pf patients following it around. I think she finally got the picture of the level of desperation people feel when facing a gruesome death.
As for me, I will gladly choose Rick Simpson Oil every time over Chemo and dog poo:)

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