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Everything else / Re: Restore a MACAL M70 - 1982 - Casal engine 50cc
« on: June 18, 2024, 12:14:56 PM »
VP, what a beauty. I so look forward to seeing the progress as it happens. That rusty seat will be an issue wihout putting hours of work into fabricating and welding. Dont mention rats eating wiring again please. It just cost us AU$930.00 to have a rat eaten 240v ligthting cable found and replaced in the roof of our 115 year old house. Could have spent that mone on fuel towing our caravan around ouir beautiful Country.
That bike is totally unheard of out here and I do like the look and style of it. No doubt with your skills, one day, it will be as beautiful as it was when new.
Cheers JG

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WOW, look forward to seeing and learning more about the bike. What brand is it. Looks a big engine for 50cc.

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Engines / Re: Lister LD2 engine stalls
« on: June 12, 2024, 12:10:02 PM »
You may have to Google Lister parts nearrrrr me  to find a supplier of gaskets and parts if needed. We are both in Australia and have a supplier of Lister bits n piueces.
Dont be concerned about your English, it is fine and way better than me trying to speak or write your language.
Years ago I found a workshop manual online using Google so you may get lucky and find one for your engine. Im sorry but I dont know if the specifications would be the same as a SR2 engine.
BOb may well have those gaps for you to check them out. I have a habbit to check them as soon as I can see them to check if they are gapped correctly or not.

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Engines / Re: Lister LD2 engine stalls
« on: June 11, 2024, 12:12:09 PM »
Glad this Forum has very helpfulful members like you BOb.  I never thought of that until the middle of the night and should have been the first things.

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Engines / Re: Lister LD2 engine stalls
« on: June 10, 2024, 12:14:13 PM »
Hi Rene and welcome.
If it was water cooled we know what the problem is but being air cooled the only thing I can think of is lack of free flowing air around the engine cylinders. Have you removed the covers to check there is no rubbish, dust/dirt stuck in the fins?

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What a lovely restoration and story to follow from the beginning to end. Very high standards of workmansip really shows in the finished product. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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General Discussion / Re: What lister engine do I have?
« on: June 07, 2024, 12:04:30 PM »
thanks for setting me straight on this VP and helping the OP

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General Discussion / Re: What lister engine do I have?
« on: June 06, 2024, 12:12:52 PM »
Look for a Lister D going by the shape of that fuel tank.

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Welcome back VP glad to hear your on the mend. When I fit those banjo fittings I soft solder them but this is under gravity fed petrol engines. Look forward to seeing the German on display in July and to see what you find next to play with.

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Bamford in a box
« on: May 22, 2024, 05:04:58 AM »
I will take one on but you probably wont see it ever again. Freight to Oz is dear but Im patient. I think we call them DOwdy washers but in the past I've simply annealed the copper washer and it sealed again.

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General Discussion / Re: Lister RS1 Magneto short circuit to casing
« on: March 20, 2024, 10:10:34 AM »
Well done to you for resolving the problem. Im not sure what it is you did so if you have a pic or two that may help my small mind put it together.

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General Discussion / Re: Lister RS1 Magneto short circuit to casing
« on: March 19, 2024, 10:23:36 AM »
Well done to you for resolving the problem. Im not sure what it is you did so if you have a pic or two that may help my small mind put it together.

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Engines / Re: FR2... going to try to start it. Advice?
« on: March 08, 2024, 10:19:16 AM »
I suggest you replace the fuel filter now b efore you startputting new fuel through. Yes, you do need to bled the system at every point along the fuel lines. Once confirmed it starts run it slowly so to give it time to warm up then increase the revs a little bit but not flog it.
Then do all the rest of the fluids in the engine, oils and coolant and filters. These are tough engines and with a bit of care now will outlast the rebuilt genset again.

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Engines / Re: Slip....kerplunk!
« on: March 07, 2024, 10:18:20 AM »
38ac, I've never said it, but I just read about it!   
Sounds like a lot of work on something that is almost bullet proof and would take a slight out of balance issue and laugh at it.
Look forward to hearing about how it runs and hope you haven't wasted a lot of swear words for nought.

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Engines / Re: which engine oil for the lister D
« on: March 07, 2024, 10:13:28 AM »
Not sure of quantity for your engine. It will either have a dip stick in the filler hole or a flat section just below the opening. Do a Google search for a manual for your engine, it is surprising what can turn up for free. Sorry that I cant offer any more than that but other members will log in and be ab le to help more than me.
I only have 1 Lister, a CD 8Hp tropical model and it has a dry sump set up

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