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Changfa Engines / Re: New Watercooled Diesel Toys
« on: June 29, 2019, 07:09:51 PM »
Hi Glort, I've been running into a few cases of bad fuel recently and I was thinking that was the cause of your starting problem, but you've already investigated that, so like you I'm leaning towards the nozzle.

Sometimes after bleeding the fuel system thoroughly I like to turn the flywheel by hand very slowly and observe the injector spray pattern that way; it might tell something about the condition of the pump as well.

Good luck with it and keep us posted.

Lol 38ac,
It is likely that neither of them will do anything useful aside of keeping me company.

You've put my engine collection in a nutshell with that one ;D

Re: quick engine warm-up. I recall reading somewhere about putting a valve in the lower water pipe so that flow into the engine can be adjusted to achieve quick warm-up as well as stable engine temps.
That is how I have mine and it seems to work well.

Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: May 12, 2019, 01:57:43 PM »
Well done VP, you did not disappoint.

Listeroid Engines / Re: ajaffa Bob OK ?
« on: May 07, 2019, 04:40:19 PM »
Hi Bob, glad to know you're OK; had me worried there for a minute.

I wish you a speedy recovery.

Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: April 30, 2019, 12:03:37 PM »
Good work.

I'm looking forward to hearing it run.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Picked up something interesting
« on: April 29, 2019, 02:18:03 PM »
Also available in hardcover...

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Picked up something interesting
« on: April 29, 2019, 02:15:38 PM »
I watched the video again and I'm wondering if the noise we are hearing could be resonation of the wood that the engine is attached to.

Maybe the engine is just not heavy enough to plant the wood firmly enough to prevent vibration?

Broncodriver99, when you get her running how about you bolt her to 2 pieces of 4x4 wood, rest her on the ground, not concrete or a similar hard surface, and do a short video.

Some of us are looking forward to hearing and seeing yours run anyway, and it would be an interesting test.

BTW this manual features your KA27 as well as many other interesting engines. I am currently using mine as a guide while working on a Deutz F1L210D.


PM sent...

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Picked up something interesting
« on: April 28, 2019, 04:48:29 AM »
Hi Broncodriver99, here is a video of one running that I found on YouTube.

It sounds pretty healthy.


« 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.

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