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General Discussion / Re: More profit over peoples health.
« on: January 31, 2019, 05:11:34 PM »
Don't knock reincarnation, I'm coming back as a Janet Reager catalog book mark!!


Cheers
Stef


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General Discussion / Re: More profit over peoples health.
« on: January 31, 2019, 08:54:15 AM »
I wouldn't let it get you down, Bob.

As noted on dozens of occasions on here, we are the granddad generation now, our kids, and soon our grandkids, are the ones who should be sorting it out.

I understand that it's our generation that's mostly in charge, where ever you are on the planet, but there's enough of a population between 20 and 40 years old to make a hell of a political noise, provided it can unplug it's self from it's Iphones etc. and take a moment to smell the coffee.

If we, who are in our 60's, live another 20 years I'm sure we'll catch the start of the 'Mad Max' meltdown, we might even be of some use, given our knowledge of the more basic forms of engineering. We've had the best bits of our lives, with us and the generations before us buggering up the planet, we'll only be paying the price in our last few years, if at all.

So cheer up, service the Lister, and have another beer, as Guy Martin's granddad was wont to say 'When you's dead, you's dead'

Cheers
Stef


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General Discussion / Re: Motorcycle with Lister D engine.
« on: January 31, 2019, 06:56:22 AM »
Nice, I liked the 'Start' button.

Not quire sure of the genre, somewhere between steam and diesel punk I'd guess.

The trouble with sort of totally irrelevant post is that it drags one off down parts of Youtube best left alone and wastes endless hours.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YamiV2DR_r8

Good, innit!

Cheers
Stef

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Lubricating oil?
« on: January 30, 2019, 03:35:10 PM »
+ 1 for the magnet in the sump.

If I can't get one to stick to the plug I leave it in the sump on rebuild, well, assuming it's a steel pan, a loose bit of neodymium that won't stick to an ally sump sculling around about the big ends ain't too clever!

There's one in the lower sump on my Mccormick tractor and the CS...

Cheers
Stef

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That was my first thought, I then went on to suppose that all the others needed theirs and that the one offered for sale had been robbed of the flywheel (and starter ring) to get a better motor running, for some undisclosed purpose.

maybe there's a weakness in the starter rings for this model?

Cheers
Stef

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Looks like there's no flywheel, might well be problematic......

Cheers
Stef

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Changfa Engines / Re: Why have they fell out of favor??
« on: January 26, 2019, 08:48:05 PM »
I worked on maintenance for a short while in an animal feed mill in Blandford, Dorset, that was flat out 24/7 from the first frost of winter to half past April.

Everything ran until it stopped or broke, then you fixed it with one of the numerous back up spares.

One night I ended welding up the discharge chute on 'pony nuts'which had worn through on a sharp bend, the foreman wouldn't stop the line so I wedged a sheet of 10 gauge - around 2mm - steel across the whole width  of the chute and set to. after a couple of tacks the molasses coating the inside started to burn, I stopped and the the foreman said 'Keep going Stef, the next batch thro' will damp it down'.

The whole room filled with smoke but as he said, every couple of minutes a ton or so of pony nuts hurtling past kept the chute cool.

The whole system was known as  'Breakdown Maintenance', as opposed to 'Prophylactic Maintainance'. It's not stupid as it would seem, instead of changing out a motor with a 500 hour scheduled working life, for rebuild, the same motor might well run for 2000 hours and then be total scrap. However the cost per hour run would be comparable.

Cheers
Stef

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Changfa Engines / Re: Why have they fell out of favor??
« on: January 26, 2019, 08:16:58 AM »
Good point - Time -

Mine seems to roar away, and I'm semi retired!

Cheers
Stef

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Nice, neat job, you should be pleased with yourself!

Cheers
Stef

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Skip (miss)
« on: January 22, 2019, 07:11:43 AM »
Invented by George Dowty, one of the last 'generalist' engineers.....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Dowty

Cheers
Stef

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Good price?
« on: January 21, 2019, 09:29:04 PM »
+ another 1!

Have a read of the stuff on the WOK, especially the sand stuff, take all your own tools, and a torch, in order to pop the inspection hatch at the minimum, make sure you have sockets, attacking it with a monkey wrench won't make you look very professional, be nice and if you can, show the seller some of the stuff from here that details the pitfalls of Rajkot iron on a tablet, fix your top price and take that much - and no more - in cash, when you are getting close flash the cash and ask which he would prefer you to walk away with, remember that lister(iod)s are like nurses and buses, there's always another one coming down the road, eventually......

Cheers
Stef

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: injector pump
« on: January 21, 2019, 11:53:19 AM »
I had one of those, Bob, both the injector and the pump were full of the best preservative known to man. Sadly it was almost insoluble in diesel!

Ask me how I know about stripping CS pumps and injectors..........

Cheers
Stef

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: injector pump
« on: January 20, 2019, 08:26:40 PM »
Hi John,
I've used the same drawing for reference when stripping down the pump for my 6/1, It's a good start point. See this YouTube clip for the details of the 'jerk' type pump in action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FgCi66BqUE

It's not a big thing to strip down, but make sure you get the rack in the correct position when you reassemble it. There may be a 'witness mark' on the rack as you look into the pump body from underneath, before you pull it all to bits see if you can relate the mark to the plungers position as you move it back and forwards, the first pump I stripped had one, and I only found it when I had all of the pieces in a shallow pan (Fray Bentos steak and kidney pie dishes are good!) of diesel.

If you have no mark, don't worry, study the video and in a couple of minuets you should be able to work it out.

When you refit the pump wind the adjusting bolt down to the bottom and gradually raise it until the timing is right, and rock the flywheel back and forth to make the pump 'spit'. Don't over do it or you'll crush the pump and bugger it.

There's loads of stuff on here, on the WOK, from 38ac - Butch - and I seem to remember something from Ed Dee using the inside tube from a ball point pen or something similar. Use the site search engine.

Clean the bits with injector cleaner and a soft cloth, don't use anything abrasive, don't scratch it with a screwdriver either!

Cheers
Stef

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Another shop project
« on: January 20, 2019, 09:30:54 AM »
Hold on there. Bob!

I suspect that there's still a lot of 'engineers' out there, someone has to make the machines that make the 'Chinese crap'!

Given a choice between working on a farm, in a foundry or down a coal mine, a career sat in a nice warm office with a keyboard and a mouse, working with technology you grew up with, don't seem too bad an option, add in the lack of mashed fingers - or worse - and then scrubbing the dirt off at the end of the shift..........

We only repaired those Mini's, Cortinta's, etc. and the rest of them 'cos we were skint, and they were somewhere near the forward edge of engineering, at the time.

In much the same way there's guys out there today that can change the battery on an IPhone 5 or whatever, on the kitchen table.

Think about the vast increase in reliability in small cars from the time of our youth. In 50 years time, when electronic equipment goes that far up the scale of dependability, there's bound to be another generation, on a forum like this, bemoaning the lack of mechanical skills in the young and their complete reliance on the domestic robot to change light bulbs and toilet rolls.

Butch making Whitworth nuts and you and Bruce buggering about with generators, mosfets and soldering irons, will be on the same plane as bodgers, blacksmiths, wheelwrights. and the other 'generalist' engineers. Glort, veg oil and solar panels won't be in it either.

Well, unless the apocalypses we suspect is coming, actually arrives, then I hope that bloke in the kitchen has downloaded this forums WOK onto his steam powered tablet! 

Rant over, I'm off up the shed to change the exhaust on the Landy, before tomorrows snow storm sets in!

Cheers
Stef

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