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General Discussion / Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« on: January 17, 2022, 04:19:59 PM »
RIP Quinn, I didn't know you, but you were obviously highly respected

Engines / Re: Paint Removal LPW
« on: January 10, 2022, 07:56:30 PM »
Yes dax, you are correct, my mistake and I appologise for misleading the group.

Once the metal has been cleaned you cannot treat it with an oil or anything else as it will not allow your paint or in this case POR15 to bond to clean metal.
Read the instructions on the POR15 to see if they recommend any pretreatment undercoat/primers. Otherwise wait until your ready to do the POR15. You are aware that POR15 has a very short shelf life. Once the can is opened you are all systems go and have a couple of days at most to finish using the product as once the air gets to it the curing starts. They are sealed at the factory using a gas to stop curing.
I have seen but not used a laser blaster used for motor parts. I only last night asked a member from another Forum if he has received his and if it actually worked. Like so many things the videos make you think that this is the answer to cleaning parts up but can come back and bite you. The one in question was less than AU$50.00 plus postage so will be interesting to see how it went if at all.
If there is no information on the can of POR15 send the company an email and ask if they recommend a product but it will not be any oil base products as paint and coating do not stick to oil. If you are hindered in being able to do a full days work due to health or other reasons I would suggest that you get someone to help you complete the POR15 job in one go.

Absolutely no need to apologise.  There are so many types of acid out there with long chemical names, it is easy to get them mixed up.  Hugh, I am unfamiliar with TSP, what is that?  I'm sure there are millions of products out there to strip paint, most of them pricy, but to be honest, for cast iron I found good old cheap caustic soda flakes(sodium hydroxide) to be the most effective.  It also works better if heated, but I never bothered, it worked perfectly albeit a bit slower at room temperature.  It will anyway get quite hot as a result of the chemical reaction with the water.  As mentioned, a couple of days completely submerged and then blasted off with a high pressure cleaner did wonders for me.  It does however, not remove powder coating or plastic based paints, these are best removed with a blowtorch.  If you are worried about rust, heat the lump up after rinsing, best in an oven, but I don't have one of those, so just used a blowtorch.  The tiny bit of surface rust that appears is easy to wire brush off just before painting.  I just used a good quality automotive primer and paint, and most of the pumps I did are showing no signs of rust after 20 plus years in the elements on farms and trucking yards.

Engines / Re: Paint Removal LPW
« on: January 10, 2022, 05:56:15 AM »
Was it not phosphoric acid, which is the active ingredient in most rust converters?  I use hydrochloric (pool acid) to remove surface rust, but unless neutralised with an alkaline or plenty fresh water, it starts rusting almost immediately. Just my 2c, I could be wrong.

When restoring old petrol bowsers, I would completely immerse all the cast iron bits in a strong solution of caustic soda.  Not a trace of paint or primer left behind.  Just make sure there are no non ferrous metals still attached, as it will quickly chow that up.  Again, rinse well before painting, and paint asap, as it starts to surface rust very quickly.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Lister Blackstone advice
« on: December 09, 2021, 02:50:54 PM »
Just make sure you use the correct material for the application.  Also made my own for many years to use on petrol (gas) pumps at filling stations. We used "viton" mainly

Listeroid Engines / Re: Flywheel energy
« on: October 01, 2021, 08:18:59 AM »
This technology was widely used at cell phone towers in South Africa in the 90's.  An electric motor turning a huge concrete flywheel, which would apparently power the tower for 2 to 3 days in the event of a power outage.  As far as I'm aware, they've all been replaced by battery storage. (which causes another problem in that these batteries get stolen on a huge scale resulting in many towers without power during an outage)

General Discussion / Re: forum
« on: August 01, 2021, 08:07:32 PM »
Thanks, good to get my daily fix again.

General Discussion / Re: Utility trailer
« on: July 12, 2021, 02:14:22 PM »
I understand Cobba's reply to mean pretty much yes, or a combination of electric and air tools off an electrically driven compressor.  I think pulley driven tools will be a huge pain in the arse, not to mention limiting the distance you could work from the trailer.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Water or steam injection
« on: April 25, 2021, 09:40:45 AM »
Thanks, got it.  Will give it a try

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Water or steam injection
« on: April 24, 2021, 11:54:34 AM »
Hey Starfire, I have been collecting WVO for some time now, but am reluctant to burn it without a WI system installed.  I have read Glort's and other methods, but am quite intrigued by what you've done.  Would you be so kind as to post a couple of pics or diagrams of your system?  Cheers, Peter

Listeroid Engines / Re: Lister Muffler Project
« on: April 05, 2021, 05:17:47 PM »
Why don't you turn that outlet pipe to face downwards?  That way it won't fill your tank with rainwater.

As noted above, the outlet is positioned to accept a screw-on stack.
The vertical stack will extend up above my garage and will have a rain cap on top.
The stack will be 3" PVC pipe.

Sorry, my bad.  Didn't read properly

Listeroid Engines / Re: Lister Muffler Project
« on: April 04, 2021, 09:29:13 AM »
Why don't you turn that outlet pipe to face downwards?  That way it won't fill your tank with rainwater.

Engines / Re: Fuel Leak off SR2
« on: March 21, 2021, 03:11:22 PM »
My SR2 doesn't have a return to the filter, only one going back to the tank and is working perfectly, so I guess it would be fine to blank yours off.  At the worst, if you have problems, you can always make a connection again.

General Discussion / Re: Glort gone awol
« on: February 09, 2021, 08:31:22 AM »
I too concur

General Discussion / Re: Glort gone awol
« on: January 06, 2021, 08:16:00 PM »
He's alive and well.  Ade sent him a message and he got hold of me.  Have been chatting a bit via emails

General Discussion / Re: Glort gone awol
« on: December 05, 2020, 05:47:44 AM »
I tried that but he is gone, cleared out, disappeared, maybe the CIA got him.  I left him a PM on Microgen, but he hasn't replied or read it.  I too found his knowledge useful and easily overlooked his abrasiveness.  His insight into everything WMO/WVO is unequalled.  If you do happen to go past him, please PM me his details.  I know EdDee is also keen to contact him. Thanks, Peter

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