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Generators / Re: New member here. Trying to get info on this geny
« on: June 24, 2024, 10:37:01 PM »
Model is a SR1 single cylinder air cooled.   Couldn't tell you the year.  Do a search for that model, you'll find a manual somewhere

That looks stunning VP.  You deserve to show it off.  Well worth all the effort and expense.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Bamford in a box
« on: May 22, 2024, 10:49:07 AM »
I think we call them DOwdy washers but in the past I've simply annealed the copper washer and it sealed again.

Dowty washers, but I also just anneal the copper ones.  Have never been an issue.  Dowty's were really designed for hydraulic lines

Lister Based Generators / Re: Time for generators
« on: May 09, 2024, 07:21:50 PM »
Looking great Bob.  I wish I had your skills

Hi VP, good to have you back.  The forum is not the same without your regular updates.  Hope you are well and back to full health.  Your engine looking great, as always

Lister Based Generators / Re: Time for generators
« on: April 20, 2024, 05:58:45 PM »
Looking great.  Can't wait to see it running

Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: April 19, 2024, 09:08:56 AM »
Thanks Bob, yes sure hope he gets better soon and starts posting again.

Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: April 18, 2024, 06:21:32 PM »
I haven't seen a post from VP for a while now.  I hope's ok and will be back soon.

Lister Based Generators / Re: Time for generators
« on: April 14, 2024, 09:27:08 AM »

Did you mistake Lithium ion batteries for Lithium iron phosphate (Lifepo4) batteries ?

Lithium ion batteries are the ones that can run away and cause a fire.. And are the type that are in a lot of everyday tools, phones etc etc.. Not nearly as stable.

Lithium iron phosphate Aka Lifepo4 is the newer technology that is being used in EV vehicles and is now about the best choice for solar home storage. Much safer than lithium ion.

I agree 100%

Listeroid Engines / Re: Knocking, now what?
« on: February 13, 2024, 07:22:01 AM »
Jeepers, welcome back Ed.  Where the hell have you been?

Listeroid Engines / Re: Advice on exhaust pipe connection
« on: January 06, 2024, 07:24:35 PM »
Not to nit pick, but I always thought BSPT was British Standard Pipe Tapered

I have a SR2 which came with a Brush type alternator.  Mine has the housing for a starter motor, but definitely has no ring gear on the flywheel.  It did however come with a SOM.  Unfortunately, when I bought it and went to fetch it, I knew nothing about Listers, so didn't take the control box, which meant the SOM part was useless.  The guy that initially checked it over for me fitted a push button to start it manually using the alternator as the starter motor.  I used to manually operate the decompression levers. I never tried cranking it without decompression, so wouldn't know if it will turn over.  The starter windings are 24VDC, so 2 x batteries are needed, but the contactor for the push button was 12VDC, so separate wires from one battery had to be used to energize this coil.  The electrics in the dogbox on the alternator was a bit dicky, so the charging circuit was putting out something like 56VDC which soon cooked my batteries.  There has been plenty of talk on this forum about modernizing the dogbox, but unfortunately my electronic knowledge is far too limited to attempt this mod.  I also have been unable to find anyone willing to undertake the job for me, so have let it go and just hand crank.  It starts very easily as soon as it gets up to speed.  If I remember correctly, the name plate on my alternator clearly states 24VDC. I have attached a picture, but it is not very clear. 

I would suggest you look for a nameplate/serial plate and post a picture of that.  This would make it easier for the boffins to identify and comment.

Engines / Re: Finally got time to get my LT1 running after over a year
« on: August 28, 2023, 03:52:58 PM »
Exactly the same as my SR2, and that's where the Lister crank handle engages.  It doesn't need a shroud

Engines / Re: Finally got time to get my LT1 running after over a year
« on: August 27, 2023, 09:24:14 PM »
I'm not quite getting you.  The Lister crank handle is designed to engage with the keyway on the cam shaft.  No additional catches or lugs necessary

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