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Engines / Re: FR4 project
« on: December 03, 2014, 03:41:54 PM »
I'll take all you got (or are willing to take)

Home made wood pulley sounds intriguing :)

Engines / Re: FR4 project
« on: December 03, 2014, 04:39:56 AM »
Hi Dieselgman,

It was a great project but I agree with you, however sad it is, breaking the engine for parts is probably the route I'll go.

But once it's stripped down the crankcase and flywheel are destined to end up at the knackers yard.


Thats it?
Just one video of it running?

*sniff* *sniff* how can a compression ignition junkie get his fix with JUST one video? :'(

You know, there is a HUGE vacuum of Lister FR video's on the internets... ;D

General Discussion / Re: In case any of you are looking for a job,,,
« on: November 15, 2014, 07:54:06 PM »
He must have found someone or started reading this thread...

Posting deleted.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Bone collector - Lister CS
« on: November 08, 2014, 04:19:01 AM »
I looked and looked...

No part four to be found.... :'(

General Discussion / Re: DOWNTIME - 25th/26th Sept 2014
« on: September 27, 2014, 03:04:04 AM »
Downtime? What downtime?

Anyone else notice the downtime?

In as much as it is nice to provide "five nines" reliability, I don't think it is really necessary for something like the lister engine forum...

Perhaps if you were providing telephone service for a hospital you may be on to something.

two hours, I don't think anyone noticed...

Post a poll.
What is a reasonable outage time?

For me it would be 24 hours...

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: Lister FR2 for Sale Vancouver BC
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:03:44 AM »

Sadly, I have to move this thing before December or it'll suffer the same fate as the bits that were robbed off it...

Links to other websites that may have an interest in this?

.... Or am I better off parting this thing out?

Absolute nothing has happened with this little FR2 project so I think it's time to move it along to someone who can do something with this.

Lister FR2 and steel stand. was set up as a generator before the scrap vultures made off with several bits. (between the first time I saw it and when I managed to get it)

Original thread here:

Engine is free with good looking bores, no piston rings on the pistons. One valve spring was weak and was slapping in the head. This rounded the valve and valve seat.
I freed up the compression change over valves. Missing valve cover and ??box (under the valve cover) missing variable governor, and copper fuel return lines and oil lines. Exhaust manifold was broken in the process of the salvage operation.
I have the rag joint and matching end for a generator head. (just no head)

I'd love to get a $1,000,000.00 for it but I think I'll be trying to sell it for an awful long time. Open to offers/ value suggestions.

Can get pictures upon request.

westcoasterz (at) g mail {dot} com

Engines / Re: FR4 project
« on: May 07, 2013, 03:50:50 PM »
Atta Boy!

Good to hear it is finally running.

General Discussion / Re: 122.7:1 ? Why I'm outraged !!
« on: April 25, 2013, 04:15:00 AM »
Attaboy Thob !!  It was somewhere I had never gone into. All kinds of forum stats. Lucky a woman didn't join today  or else the figure would have been way skewed, a male much less so.

Now to the outrage. Where are all the Ladies ?? Is someone posting assuming we think they are a dude ?  We need a "Ladies of Lister" thread and we need it now !

Thanks for playing guys, made a dull snowy/rainy day go by better.

That one lady was actually a guy that didn't check the right box...

Engines / Re: FR4 project
« on: April 24, 2013, 01:17:25 AM »
Find a way of getting external heat in the engine? Sure it's a "cold start" engine but a pile of heat will never hurt for a first time start.

Warm the coolant?

Tiger torch to the block?

There also may be air in the injection system. Crack the injector lines until the fuel flows...

Forgive me if you already tried all this...

General Discussion / Re: mystery cylinder (pressure gas cylinder)
« on: November 28, 2012, 03:59:54 PM »
no sign of a plug or seal. But I also wouldn't expect to see one after this length of time. It is unclear how long these have been sitting out there. I am guessing 25 or more years based on the other stuff laying about.

the common weight for a flask of mercury is 76Lbs. Mercury is traded by the "flask" (much the same as gold is traded by the ounce and crude oil by the barrel)

General Discussion / Re: mystery cylinder (pressure gas cylinder)
« on: November 28, 2012, 07:22:20 AM »
hello all   these cylinders ar simaler to old mercury containers ,if on mine site processing gold most likely  . peter

I needed to google mercury flask and similar images to the ones I have and that I have seen on site come up...

Something tells me I had better sneak those out of the garage before the wife finds out exactly what they are...

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