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General Discussion / Re: Another 6/1 project
« on: November 30, 2023, 03:39:51 AM »
That too is another issue I have, 2 bad shoulders. Both have been operated on and on e of them twice with little succss even after doing everything by the book.
Since I stripped down my CD8hp I have had it running after I belted it up to the pto belt drive and ran it for a while then actually did get to hand crank it a couple of times but have not been able to get over the compression more than  2 or 3 times since.
Yep aging can be fun  with not worrying about what people think but 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, 10:20:12 AM »
Nice find 38ac. Decisions are always hard. I have to sell my CD8hp because is just too heavy for me to handle  now with 2 bad shoulders. But in the mean time I'm still rebuilding other smaller engines that I can handle. About to get a fast learning curve on welding cast iron on a cylinder block with a 5" long frost crack and is a Buzacott 3hp

Engines / Re: White smoke, pump timing
« on: November 22, 2023, 10:01:39 AM »
Glad you solved the issue but I am puzzled why only one cylinder not both were bloke white smoke. Yes I am still sceptical of dunny roll filters.

It's been a little while since I have visited hyere as we are still wondering around our great State towing the caravan. The progress you have made is brilliant as is your design, well done.
look forward to seeing more in the near future.

Engines / Re: Museum Lister D problems
« on: November 10, 2023, 10:50:56 AM »
Thanks for the reply with a great outcome. Yes, once you fix them give them a regular run or you will end up back at square on.
Quite a few blokes out here often have a start up day at home and video them for fun and to share. It is a good feling to see your toys lined up running or misbehaving which ever the case may be.

Engines / Re: TR3 rebuild manual
« on: November 10, 2023, 10:48:16 AM »
Hopefully one of the guys here can answer your question as to specs. We cant always buy everything we need so we do need to do some things ourselves. I make my own gaskets for the different engines I have but because I stripped them down I keep the old gaskets so I know what thickness to use to make the new ones.
Something I did for a Lister SR2 I had was to use Google to find a free download of a manual for that engine  but, I think it is only a general maintenance manual similar to what you have described. Maybe camshaft endfloat can be found using that Google bloke too.

Engines / Re: Museum Lister D problems
« on: November 10, 2023, 10:42:48 AM »
The OP hant got back with the final report of what did cure his problem.
Since you sound as if you ned help it is b etter to start a new thread of your own so that replies dont get mixed up.

You could read this topic and follow the advise already offered and see how you get on. If you decide to start your own thread give as much detail as you can to the problem and what you have done. Keep us informed.

Engines / Re: Lister D won't start
« on: November 10, 2023, 10:37:23 AM »
G'Day and welcome to the Forum.
When this happens to me I go back to the beginning and double check everything. I know you have mentioned you have spark and fuel and compression may be ordinary.
I would clean the carby again checking the jets or does this have a simple fuel mixer only?
Ensure you have spark at the end of the HT lead and your new n old plug do spark when earthed out.
What colour spark do you have? Yellow to white or blue?
Timing, check it again. With your timing mark I set my points to be just opening at that stage.
Finally, this may sound odd but squirt some engine oil down the plug hole. This raises the compression which may be your issue as rings tend to stick when siting a long time. If it does start, great. Run it for a good amount of time and use a length of hardwood to put a load on the flywheel to make the engine work a bit under load. I managed to make a lot of smoke from the timber rubbing but helped one of my engines a lot.
Good luck and keep us informed.

VP, once again your attention to detail is at the top end of perfection and fitting to the quality finish on "The German". Your king pin design is exceptional so much so I will not post what I recently did on a transporter only a description. 2 flat 5mm plates greased in the middle and a 20mm bolt through the lot from axle to cross member of the trolley.
If a pic is required unfortunately cannot obliged because we are on an extended holiday in our caravan until near Christmas. No pics of the toys with me, sorry.

Engines / Re: de scale lister d
« on: September 29, 2023, 11:58:16 AM »
Hi petert,
Always good to nhear tips that may help others. Obviouslyit was rust scale from th block and or head. My old CD 8hp was choked with mud. Farmers out here in Oz tend to put any liquid into radiators or hoppers and mostly from a muddy dam. I had to remove the head in my case to be able to get it all out.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: What? Can be there a Bamford?
« on: September 25, 2023, 12:30:55 PM »
Yes it does VP both high and low compression. My big problem is my shoulders, both of them. Had operationjs on them in the past one is not bad theother is a total mess. Right now I am organising an MRI scan to try and discover what has gone so wrong now. So I am unable to get those last one or two swings on the crank to get it to start.
The other problem is the total weight of the engine and transporter, well over 500kgs and again I can no longer manovoure it about or load it to take to a rally. So it will be put up for sale and I will continue along with my smaller engines.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: What? Can be there a Bamford?
« on: September 24, 2023, 12:40:18 PM »
come and sort my CD Lister for me if you want. After re-ringing it it has more compression than before and my bung shoulders wont let me start it up again.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Kubota EA300
« on: September 24, 2023, 12:38:41 PM »
If bleeding the air out start from the tank first and work your way along at each joint. If you have a hand pump use it to bleed the system. Dont skip any part do the filters as well if any finishing at the top of the injectors. Then have another go at it

General Discussion / Re: Another old Lister query
« on: September 24, 2023, 12:35:58 PM »
Be a lovely original display at a rally one day

Engines / Re: fuel injector pipe leak
« on: September 24, 2023, 12:32:12 PM »
If the workshop manuals says that is how to remove them and it is your model then that is the way to go. Do aGoogle search or a YoujTube one on how to remove your model engine injectors.

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