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AndysOldEngine

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Hello and a little help please :)
« on: October 09, 2017, 08:06:29 AM »
Hello form Somerset.

I have got myself a Lister 26DH to clean up and get going.

Spent some time freeing off all the sticky/seized bits as it has not run for apparently nearly 40 years....

A little bit of oil down the bore has bought back the near non existent compression.
Went through a load of other cleaning/checking before getting ready to see if it would run.

Cleaned up the points and checked for a spark.

Primed her all up and away it went :)

Not quite as smokey as I thought it may be after oiling the bore, but I had flushed everything through with some fresh petrol while cleaning the plug and turning the engine over for a while.

It cut out when warming up and I now seem to have lost the spark.

Is there a section in here that someone could point me to please, regarding an RS1 Magneto?
I think it's nicknamed the 'hovis top'.

Thank you.

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Re: Hello and a little help please :)
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 06:26:51 PM »
This item on ebay UK might be worth a punt:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LUCAS-MAGNETO-RS1-STATIONARY-ENGINE-LISTER-RUSTON/382272492074

Your quite correct the RS1 magnetos are often referred to as Hovis magnetos

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Re: Hello and a little help please :)
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 10:27:43 AM »
This item on ebay UK might be worth a punt:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LUCAS-MAGNETO-RS1-STATIONARY-ENGINE-LISTER-RUSTON/382272492074

Your quite correct the RS1 magnetos are often referred to as Hovis magnetos

Thank you, am now following that  ;)

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Re: Hello and a little help please :)
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 11:50:39 PM »

Always thought how much those maggys that always seem to be in short supply look like aircraft magnetos.
The aero ones mount at the front and are Multi cylinder although the gut are just single output with a rotor like a car dizzy.
There is a big wire basket of them at a couple of places at the local airport. I assume they do their hours and then send them out for recoing.
Everyone I have picked up throws a spark that near takes your arm off.

Wouldn't take much to convert them to stationary engine use. May not look authentic but the price would be right and they could always be put in a cover or a box or just left ans most people wouldn't know the difference.  Most have a threaded tape shaft usually with some sort of clutch/ impulse mechanism I take it to make sure they spark at starting RPM. This is easily removed and a sprocket would be an easy fit as the shaft lengths are generous.

I'm sure they could be had cheap at the local airport but have a look round the back of the maintence sheds as they may well have a stack sitting there.

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Re: Hello and a little help please :)
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 09:07:02 AM »
Hi Andy,

I might be teaching you to suck eggs, but,,,,,,,,

You can use the points in the mag, a moped 6 volt coil and a 6 volt battery - like the ones in a road lamp - and she'll run fine.
Add a modern condenser and you've got a running engine for less than a tenner on Ebay. The battery will last ages.

You could go to 12 volts with the coil, add an old battery and drive small alternator from the scrappies and you've got a 12v dc generator.

If you've a shed like some of us on here it'll cost you pennies.

Cheap, I am!

Cheers Stef.
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