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Engines / Re: An orphan SR 2...
« on: September 17, 2020, 02:43:46 AM »
Hi Jake, welcome to the forum. A very nice find you have there. Mike is right, if this has been submerged it will require cleaning out. He is also right about pulling the injectors, you may well find that the engine is Hydro-locked if one cylinder is full of water.
Once the injectors are out, try turning it over again. Another likely cause of it being seized is that the armature in the generator head maybe seized. Remove the generator head and see if the engine turns over.

The inside of my ST2 was a lot worse than what I am seeing in your photos.

Bob

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Engines / Re: ST1 cylinder head gasket
« on: September 16, 2020, 12:41:38 PM »
Thanks Cobbadog, we know the fish co-op rather well, been going there for eleven years now, much better now the walk along the breakwater is open. Sadly they are not a source for waste vegetable oil, they cook everything in animal fats from the abattoirs. Still tastes bloody good, to hell with my coronary arteries!

Bob

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Engines / Re: ST1 cylinder head gasket
« on: September 16, 2020, 09:44:25 AM »
Hi Guys, further to my starting problems with the ST1, the new injector pump element arrived yesterday from the UK. The price was about a third of what I was quoted in Australia, delivery was about ten days, not bad in covid times. So hat off to the Supplier, Royal Mail and Australia Post.

Fitted the new element, bled the fuel lines and injector. Had to hand crank it twice before she ran but not bad for a 40 year old engine. No smoke from exhaust and no oil leaks she`s a goodun!

Bob


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Generators / Re: Brush generator
« on: September 15, 2020, 01:47:41 PM »
Hi Phil, and welcome. could you give us a bit more to work with please. What was, or is your Brush generator driven by? Does the unit have a starter motor or is it a Start-o-Matic type?

The SOM variants have a starter motor/dynamo built into the generator head. If you look inside you should see a couple of brass slip rings and also a commutator (segmented) ring. These units have a main field, a series field and an auxiliary field.

Does it look like this photo inside?

Bob

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: What? Can be there a Bamford?
« on: September 02, 2020, 02:07:24 PM »
Hi VP, glad to see you are still hunting down valuable old relics to restore. I know where there is a beautiful Southern Cross engine and pump, sat next to a dry creek and overgrown with weeds. I want it but the owner doesn`t want to part with it. I guess it will still be there ten years from now.

Good luck with getting your hands on the engine,

Bob

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Hi Alan, I have a much later model Lister SOM connected to my workshop. I have a single 60 watt incandescent light bulb, with a switch connected across the 240 volt output. To start it I just turn on the switch, once it is up to speed, I then close the main circuit breaker and run whatever I like off it, including sensitive equipment like computers, TVs and telecoms equipment. To stop it I turn off the main circuit breaker and then turn off the switch to the 60 watt light bulb. Works a treat, cheap and simple.

Bob

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Engines / Re: HR4 Year and Filters
« on: September 02, 2020, 07:38:02 AM »
Hi dpehrson, welcome to the forum.  If my memory serves me correctly your engine is : unit 1210 HR4 anti clockwise made in 1978

For parts in the USA you should contact Gary at Diesel Electric Services or Central Maine Diesel. Here is a link to the UK stationary engine parts website: https://www.stationaryengineparts.com/Lister-HA-HB-HL-HR-and-HW-Engine-Spares/

Good hunting,

Bob

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Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: September 01, 2020, 01:49:37 PM »
Hi VP, I`ve been off the Forum for about ten months. Looks like you have been busy and the quality of your work is now spectacular. I`m loving the oak frame and cast iron wheels on this, I do hope you are going to be showing some of your engines at local stationary engine rallies.

I now have satellite internet access and phone communication but it is very slow, expensive and limited in band width. Working hard at cleaning up the mess left by the fires and getting approval to build a replacement house.

Bob

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Listeroid Engines / Re: 6/1 silencing
« on: September 01, 2020, 01:38:01 PM »
Hi Veggie, when I installed my ST2 startomatic the exhaust noise was way too much for my Wife. So I went and bought a dustbin, I dug a hole and dropped the bin into it. I connected the exhaust pipe into the top of the bin and fitted another flexible pipe to the bottom of the bin. I dug a trench about 20 feet long for the bottom pipe to sit in. I then surrounded the whole thing in concrete and put the top soil back over it all.

The exhaust is now silent, more than can be said for my Wife.

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: Mad spammer attack
« on: September 01, 2020, 01:24:05 PM »
Hi Glort, as tempting as it might be to break all their fingers with a large hammer this will not stop them. They will just apply for and receive some sort of state funded disability pension, along with voice activated computer/telephone technology and carry on where they left off. Only difference is they will now be supported by the state and some people will feel sorry for them.

Public exposure and humiliation are the only deterrents that work. Sadly our ruling classes are too busy trying to cover-up their own indiscretions to worry about spammers.

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: Mad spammer attack
« on: September 01, 2020, 09:30:45 AM »
Hi Guys, I have to disagree with Glort about doing them grievous bodily harm, I watched a couple of Youtube videos of computer wizards turning the tables on spammers, deleting all their files and destroying their computers, far more satisfying and lasting than just punching them!

Bob

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Listeroid Engines / Re: 6/1 silencing
« on: September 01, 2020, 09:21:41 AM »
Hi Veggie, please see the text below cut and pasted from the listeroid 6/1 installation manual:

EXHAUST SYSTEM: A standard engine is fitted with an exhaust silencer. If the exhaust piping be extended to
the out side of the building up to a length of 3 meters, the exhaust silencer can be fitted on the end of iron
pipe screw 1 1/2 BSP.
If exhaust system is longer, following pipe size is recommended.
Pipe line: Up to 3 meter 38.0mm (1 , 4) Bore
3 to 6 meter 50.8 mm (2) bore
6 to 10 meters 63.5 mm (2) bore over
10 meters 76.Omm (3) bore
However, keep the exhaust system is as short as possible with a minimum number of bends and must be erected in
easily detachable sections to facilitate cleaning during overhaul. Never embed in concrete. A faulty system
can seriously reduce the power of the engine.

Bob

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Engines / Re: ST1 cylinder head gasket
« on: August 31, 2020, 02:06:25 PM »
Thanks cobbadog. I can buy the parts I need, online, for about $60 but they all need to come from overseas. Covid has severely slowed down international postal deliveries so I have contacted my local dealer. It will be interesting to see what price he comes up with, I am expecting to have to pay at least double locally, if he is asking too much I will just buy online and wait for delivery, it`s not as if we don`t have anything else to do around here!

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: Mad spammer attack
« on: August 31, 2020, 01:45:04 PM »
Thank you AdeV for all your hard work keeping this forum alive and free from the spammers/hackers and other f*ckwits. I have no idea why they would target this site, it`s not as if our members are particularly wealthy or have secrets that need to be exposed. I guess some folks just can`t help from sticking their noses where they don`t belong.

Thank you again,

Bob

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Engines / Re: ST1 cylinder head gasket
« on: August 31, 2020, 09:54:41 AM »
Hi Guys, mystery solved: the plunger element in the fuel injector pump is history. I have never seen one so badly worn, how this ever ran remains a mystery. I guess this dumper has seen a lot of building sites in it`s time and been run on a mixture of diesel and cement dust.

I suspect that the oil in the sump is now contaminated with a lot of diesel from the leaking injector pump so I will now have to change the oil and filter.

I have already flushed out the fuel tank and fuel lines. Phoned the local tractor parts place today to order a new fuel filter and plunger element for the pump, hope they get back to me soon.

Bob

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