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Re: Busy Shop This Winter
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2017, 01:35:25 PM »
I do get to teach a bit...Interior Alaska bush schools for their maintenance staff. But that is just generator operations and maintenance and very little to do with Lister/Petter. The folks I teach don't really have any kind of passion or interest, it is just a job and in an environment where there are very few jobs available.

As far as viable career choices go, Lister does not figure much because they are basically out of business now - (even though Sleeman just purchased the rights). As far as a credible knowledge base goes, the specialized details may not matter to most, but could be generalized. L/P offered technical training most recently on their little LT air-cooled units... but they really did not go into any depths of understanding. I could perhaps see something generalized such as homestead generator design/operation/build/ & maintenance for a specialized group.

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Re: Busy Shop This Winter
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2017, 02:43:19 PM »
Glort, I advised both of my sons to consider (dirty) hands on type work and both took my advise. Here in the states anyone who is willing to pick up a wrench (and you dont have to know what you are doing!!!) is in high demand. Both are working 60 hours plus, earning more than the old man and have solid careers.

Here they are, a proud ole man I am

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Re: Busy Shop This Winter
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2017, 04:01:04 PM »
Butch you are lucky to have those results to speak of... good parenting (and more good luck).

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Re: Busy Shop This Winter
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2017, 06:26:19 PM »
Here they are, a proud ole man I am

And rightfully proud you should be! Clearly these fellas are capeable young men who hold respectful positions in their work and have good common sense and can be trusted.  The fact they listened to you is even more of a testament to your parenting efforts.
It's not easy raising kids and hasn't been for a long time.
God knows I made so many mistakes with mine and I have regrets I'll never forgive myself for with them. 

I have the deepest respect for anyone that does a good job with kids these days.  Mine turned out OK despite me, not because of me.  Luckily their mother was able to make up for my many shortfalls and errors.  They will never know how things haunt me and I regret them though so I guess that's my punishment.

I am overly sensitive to parenting things as well these days. My brother in law was complaining about my nephew the other day. He's a decent enough bloke, likes a good time and is a bit on the wild side but he's a very good fella. Works hard, treats people well, is polite and respectful and doesn't have a mean bone in his body.  My brother in law was paying him out which set me off and I ripped him a new one telling him to stop being an arsehole and not make the same mistakes I did. Told him to wake up to himself, appreciate what good kids he had and to worry more about helping them than putting shit on them and trying to make them our age before their time.

Pity my kids never had the benefit of someone telling me few home truths like that.

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Re: Busy Shop This Winter
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2017, 09:40:49 PM »
Glad to see you have time to get into those Gary. That SOM base could be put to good use by me ;) ;) ;)
That base is going to a client upstate New York... sorry about that! Sometimes getting to the "fun" projects is a matter of getting bored and fed-up with everything else.

The Stover SOM flywheels I have here are 25" diameter... they do not clear the floor. Some of the 6/1 spoked flywheels I have are 23 7/8" diameter and some of them are a full 24" diameter. Those will clear the floor by about 1/2". On the 8/1 flywheels I have also seen 23 3/4" diameter.

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Yep, looks like mine are 25" too (roughly, the crankshaft got in the way of an accurate measurement). Eyeballing the tape measure suggests the full 25" though. Guess that explains why my Listers would take off across the workshop if I fired them up without a base!  :laugh:
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Re: Busy Shop This Winter
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2017, 01:05:26 AM »
Guess that explains why my Listers would take off across the workshop if I fired them up without a base!  :laugh:

That's something I would love to see and I'm sure would be the makings of a viral YT video.

Please send a link when you have the Vid up!

You might be on to a cheap form of transportation for the people that have these in developing countries.
Just add a wheel at the front and a seat  and you have something to tow a cart into the market with your produce and a really cool  trike for when you go clubbing on saturday Nights.  Being so low to the ground would probably really hug those corners..... if it didn't slide right off the road.  Wonder if they make 25" tyres that could be slipped over the flywheels?

Put 2 engines together and you have a 4wd capable of Ploughing and other tasks around the farm or rice paddy.

You are truly a brilliant man and a real world changing innovator  Ade!

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Re: Busy Shop This Winter
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2017, 02:00:11 AM »
Absolutely correct Glort! Todays children are a vacuum of knowledge of anything other than a text message, or something electronic.
I can't get anyone to develop an interest in my old "antique" crap.
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Re: Busy Shop This Winter
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2017, 10:19:33 AM »
H fellas, found this pdf showing all original plates part numbers on the internet. Plate six lists eight or nine different flywheels for CS engines. lister-petter.devprecisionengineers.com/otherdetails/Lister_plates_part_number.pdfCached
Hope I`m not going to start a rant about Indian clone parts.
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Re: Busy Shop This Winter
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2018, 11:31:10 PM »
Hey Bob,
I can't seem to figure out the address you posted. Could you maybe post a link?
Ron
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Re: Busy Shop This Winter
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2018, 01:20:00 PM »
i am happy to say our son and daughter turned out just fine.  Our son is a network solutions engineer group leader for Comcast and our daughter is a Radiologist specializing in Cardiac sonographey and her husband is a Internal Medicine doctor.
I am however concerned for our grandchildren as it looks like parenting today is much harder then we raised our children. We have one granddaughter and one grandson.  Grandson number two is due this in 2 days.  Wife flying out to Olympia Washington tomorrow to be with our daughter for a few weeks to help out.