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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Resurrection of a Lister 12/2
« on: February 18, 2020, 06:37:32 AM »
Where's the lister ?

Listeroid Engines / Re: Where is 38c's flywheel balancing thread?
« on: February 18, 2020, 06:35:47 AM »
from old notes I had, but not the content:

Balance Methods
Mr. X
Reply #95

I would suggest this link too: from 38AC. Detailed and clear instruction


Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Water or steam injection
« on: February 17, 2020, 02:24:32 AM »
What ever method, make sure water cannot drain into the intake if something goes wrong.. Makes for real hard starting .

Steam may condense in the intake manifold

Generators / Re: A hypothetical generator application
« on: February 04, 2020, 07:45:52 AM »
have a valve that simply bypasses the hydraulic motor
(in parallel with the motor, and valve normally closed to force all flow thru the motor)


Lister Based Generators / Re: Lister TS2 slow to shut off.
« on: February 01, 2020, 07:13:24 AM »
Keep a close check on your crankcase oil level.   If you are getting oil past the rings, it might be trying to run on that !!

Hey Mike, below your signature there's a link to the fb page of the installation of your 800 a/h 48V battery bank eight years ago.  I'd be interested to know if/how it is still serving & if you have any thoughts after almost a decade with it?  I figure there's stuff to learn

Cheers, Mike

Working very well.   Just finished 2 weeks of cloudy rainy yucch.  Just ran the 6/1 for 90 min a day, and slowly walked the batteries down.  Still had juice, and took 3 sunny days to fill back up. Awesome not being worried about ruining a set of lead acid batteries.  In 2011, Li was still a joke that caught fire every 3 years

solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister

Refresh pics: (Aug 2018)

Initial install pics (Oct 2011)

Lister Based Generators / Re: Lister TS2 slow to shut off.
« on: January 31, 2020, 06:47:25 AM »
Keep a close check on your crankcase oil level.   If you are getting oil past the rings, it might be trying to run on that !!

skip to 4:30 on this video, how many germans does it take to start an engine???


I counted 5 on the starter rope.  Wow

General Discussion / Re: Car engine ignition conversion
« on: January 29, 2020, 05:41:54 AM »

I think the Messerschmitts were turbo-charged, but haven't googled to confirm that.

supercharged according to wikipedia

The supercharger was fairly advanced for the era in that it used a barometrically controlled hydraulic clutch (fluid coupling) which allowed the system to automatically compensate for changes in altitude.

way down in the list of variants:
DB 625      A turbocharged DB605

Listeroid Engines / Re: DIY Short block
« on: January 29, 2020, 05:35:54 AM »
Maybe coming up with a 3D printing master data file, print your block in plastic, and use it as a lost wax style mold master.  All the proper blending of corners and reinforcement webs for mounting feet, sprues, vents and such could be cast right in. 

General Discussion / Re: Replacing an engine
« on: January 28, 2020, 05:38:04 PM »
Air cooled will be louder.  More power will be louder.

but you go faster....

Listeroid Engines / Re: EPA Regulations
« on: January 25, 2020, 09:25:11 PM »
>  SOLAR vs All The Time and Trouble and Running Costs

except when solar is not:

Things I want to Buy / Re: 6-1 parts
« on: January 23, 2020, 07:05:52 AM »
You might want to check you lube oil for fuel dilution, 

Is there a way to check without sending a sample and $50 to a lab ?

Everything else / Re: Inverter question - Resistive loads
« on: January 18, 2020, 02:24:12 AM »
Charging from a generator, you don't need 3 stage (or 2 stage) unless you are running unattended for long times. Set your bulk voltage and when the amps start to drop, you have started Absorb, for as long as you like.

Things I want to Buy / Re: 6-1 parts
« on: January 16, 2020, 06:45:46 AM »
It's in their printed manual, and I think petrol is gasoline, not kerosene or anything else.

Summer fuel = ordinary diesel
Winter fuel = winterized diesel for cold areas, less wax.

Manual was pretty clear, not for wax reduction, but for starting ease

Compression ratio rating is 21.5:1

Seems like a lot of gasoline/petrol for high compression.  It starts a little rougher than my 6/1 when it's frosty outside.

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