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« on: October 07, 2011, 09:52:25 pm »

Hi All,

I finally found an LD1 and joined the ragtag fugitive gang of Lister owners !  Grin

Can anyone help me determine the year that my engine was made?
Serial number is: 643LR118

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011, 10:13:06 pm »

breaks down to engine number 643 of year produced, LR = model, 1=number of cylinders, then 18 plus 1950 = 1968 production year.

Link to Peter's web page http://www.stationaryengine.org/lister_dating5.html

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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2011, 12:34:27 am »

Aaaah... its an LR and not an LD.

Thanks very much.

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2011, 01:11:01 am »

Good thing... LR is brother to SR and more parts seem to be available than the older LD.

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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2011, 07:53:04 am »

breaks down to engine number 643 of year produced, LR = model, 1=number of cylinders, then 18 plus 1950 = 1968 production year.

Link to Peter's web page http://www.stationaryengine.org/lister_dating5.html


Just to save any possible confusion, my site addresses are:

http://www.stationary-engine.co.uk/EngineDating/techdata.htm

http://www.stationary-engine.net/EngineDating/techdata.htm

http://www.oldengine.org/members/diesel/EngineDating.techdata.htm

The address posted above is Pete Aldous'.

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2011, 06:39:12 am »

Just to save any possible confusion, or any part of lister engine if u want 3.5hp to 25hp ( engine or engine parts ), u can contect me my site addresses are
mtank9008@yahoo.com     or      tank9008@yahoo.com
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2011, 02:07:59 pm »

Just to save any possible confusion, or any part of lister engine if u want 3.5hp to 25hp ( engine or engine parts ), u can contect me my site addresses are
mtank9008@yahoo.com     or      tank9008@yahoo.com
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012, 12:22:54 pm »

breaks down to engine number 643 of year produced, LR = model, 1=number of cylinders, then 18 plus 1950 = 1968 production year.

Link to Peter's web page http://www.stationaryengine.org/lister_dating5.html



where do you get the1950 from? is that the same for all models as my cs 8/1 is 3928121
so does that mean 392 production run,model 8 ,1 cyl ,then 21 plus 1950 =1971 is that correct or am i missing somethin
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2012, 01:36:09 pm »

They have used differing date coding for different year ranges...
David Edgington's book goes into some detail on this topic.
See this Lister published chart for pre-1951 production:



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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2012, 02:07:59 pm »

so looking at the years cs8/1 were made between 1962 to 1987 ,does that mean mines a 1983 then

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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2012, 04:50:23 pm »

There is more involved in answering your question, but for right now here is the Lister published dating methodology for 1952 to 1970...



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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2012, 06:15:15 pm »

breaks down to engine number 643 of year produced, LR = model, 1=number of cylinders, then 18 plus 1950 = 1968 production year.

Link to Peter's web page http://www.stationaryengine.org/lister_dating5.html



where do you get the1950 from? is that the same for all models as my cs 8/1 is 3928121
so does that mean 392 production run,model 8 ,1 cyl ,then 21 plus 1950 =1971 is that correct or am i missing somethin
 chris

The sources I have indicate the later identification method shown here was first used in 1982.

I would think your breakdown from engine number is therefore correct, using the previous method used from 1952 - 1981 and shown below, where the last one or two digits when added to 1950 give the year of manufacture.

As production finished in 1987, it can't have been built in 1989 as suggested by dating info in the Stationary Engine links .
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2012, 06:19:12 pm »

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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2012, 07:22:30 pm »

ok,
thanks everyone
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