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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: CS 12/2 dating and spec number
« on: December 06, 2023, 10:42:43 PM »
Spec numbers were assigned to every change in the CS line, be it an improvement or a special order. Thus they could ship correct repair parts. They are often confused for dates but they are not. To my knowledge there is no comprehensive list of spec numbers and the changes. A few if them were known by David Edgington and listed in his book.

Changfa Engines / Re: Changfa 1115 knocking
« on: December 05, 2023, 02:29:34 PM »
Two choices, drain the water when its not being used or remove the hopper and make a plate and use a radiator which is how my stand by set is equipped. Evaporative cooling is no good for an engine that runs long hours unattended as it will consume lots of water. The plate is easy to make and install. If interested I can provide some pics and more information

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: CS 12/2 dating and spec number
« on: December 04, 2023, 11:24:34 PM »
According to my sheets its a 1951, the last year for that numbering system.

General Discussion / Re: Another 6/1 project
« on: December 01, 2023, 04:10:04 PM »
Hi Both,

However, as Maurice Chevalier said when asked how he viewed old age 'It's better than the alternative'


, I think old age is our premonition of hell,, thus we should do what we can to avoid that desteny,, ;D

General Discussion / Re: Another 6/1 project
« on: November 30, 2023, 01:31:41 PM »
the side effects of all those things we did wrong when a lot younger catch up with you, bugga!


General Discussion / Re: Another 6/1 project
« on: November 28, 2023, 11:18:49 AM »
Luckily I have means to handle heavy engines and heavy parts. I am also slowly getting to where the hand cranking bit will have be addressed. AGING! we can't do much about it and have to play the cards we are dealt.
 Shop work engines always present a problem because I always want to keep them!  I still do not have a 5 or 6/1 to call my own and keep my 10/2 hidden from prying eyes so as to not be tempted by offers. 

General Discussion / Another 6/1 project
« on: November 27, 2023, 07:48:29 PM »
This 1955 6/1 found me last summer and was committed to within days. Just now getting started on it. Probably the nicest one Ive ever had in the shop, basically untouched since it left RA Lister. No buggered bolts, no SAE hardware jammed on BSW threads, no missing pieces. Having sellers remorse, I want to keep it! Maybe the will  guy back out, LOL

Generators / Re: Call for pictures and suggestions. New ST3 Install
« on: November 14, 2023, 09:03:21 PM »
I am more than a little embarrassed to show pictures of my work next to your craftsmanship but here is how I redid my ST15 junction box. The wiring inside is relatively simple but varies with the output you desire. I bought a 8"x8" box and a 3 lug junction block. Also important is to replace the OEM rectifier. I used a 1050 diode. It is also important to heat sink the diode to the box.  This has been in service for 10 years now. Hadn't had the cover off for a long time and looks like I need to blow it out!

I belive that Doreen Edgington still holds the Lister records and is supplying the factory information as for build dates, original shipping dates and customers.
You can email her  at

Ddlwf123@aol.com.  or. enginbooks@aol.com

Did you buy that from an (ex?) member here of the cogen page? Somebody posted a similar governor  set up years ago.

Petteroids / Re: White smoke from Exhaust TX3
« on: November 06, 2023, 10:01:31 AM »
Yes those are symptoms of a weak cylinder or cylinders and coyld be due to weak compression or weak pump(s) or failing injector. I would first crack lines one at a time, if your problem is on certain cylinder(s)  that will isolate it. I am not familiar with the TX but if it can be run with the exhaust manifold removed you can then see which cylinder(s) are smoking. Another way to tell if its oil smoke or half burned fuel is the smell. Oil smoke stinks but half burned fuel smoke not only stinks but is very irritating to the eyes.

Hello, All of the India Lister copies use standardised parts for the various ratings meaning there are no parts that must come from Powerline other than a data plate. Your 12/1 should be 130MM bore x 5.500" stroke. If you are in the states or Canada all parts are in stock at my shop.  If you are elsewhere there are better choices. 

Listeroid Engines / Re: decompression parts needed
« on: November 01, 2023, 12:15:53 PM »
Your emails went to spam for some reason, replied just now

Listeroid Engines / Re: decompression parts needed
« on: October 22, 2023, 06:17:21 PM »
email sent yesterday to first address

Listeroid Engines / Re: decompression parts needed
« on: October 21, 2023, 12:06:21 PM »
Yes, those are the parts I posted. You need a tappet and the top piece that receives the push rod. It is possible to remove the tappet without major disassembly but a bit tedious. You remove the clamp holding the tappet guides then twist and pry the exhaust tappet guide upwards and remove it. Then reach in and get the tappet. Do reverse to install.

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