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Lister Based Generators / Re: ST2 40 AMP FUSE
« on: July 13, 2019, 09:53:43 AM »

When I finally removed this large old fuse carrier and put my glasses on I realise my mistake - it is or should be a 60 AMP fuse, although someone has wired in a huge piece thick copper!

I took a photo, but it wont download!

Lister Based Generators / Re: 8-1 START-O-MATIC
« on: June 29, 2019, 11:11:19 PM »
Mick - how amazing that you live next the Eden!  I am near Land's End and in a quarter of a century have still not got to Eden - and I am a gardener!

At some point, I could bring the whole lot up to you if you were prepared to have a look at it?

With best wishes,


Lister Based Generators / Re: 8-1 START-O-MATIC
« on: June 28, 2019, 06:37:10 AM »
Bob - thank you very much - I am in Cornwall in the UK! 

What a beautiful job, Mick and thank you very much for your kind potential help - whereabout are you please?

Best wishes,

Lister Based Generators / 8-1 START-O-MATIC
« on: June 21, 2019, 08:56:08 AM »
WHEN I eventually, if I live long enough, re-build my Lister 8-1 Start-o-matic, I KNOW I will need someone to re-build the two boxes of gubbins.  I have lots and lots of gubbins in their naked, taken to bits state, but it all needs putting back together again and repairing where necessary and setting up ready to go straight back.  It was taken to bits in order that the boxes could be galvanised and that was about seven years ago!  Could anyone see themselves up for that task, please?  My electrical skills are just not good enough and never will be.  A rough quote would be gratefully received.  Thank you very much to anyone prepared for such a challenge.

Buryan aka Kenneth!

Lister Based Generators / Re: ST2 40 AMP FUSE
« on: June 21, 2019, 07:44:34 AM »
Haha - I like the cut of it's jib!

My (original) large round wound fuse is there - someone seems to have done something with it and it's arced out at solenoid end and melted some copper - - for a while, on dark and stormy nights I held it down with a broom handle and pressed the starter switch (hanging low out of the box of tricks), with the other hand, until the latter fell off - - since when I have been starting by the swinging method!!!  Can't do that in he winter when the oil is thick - need the self starter then - so I am thinking ahead - - .

Lister Based Generators / Re: ST2 40 AMP FUSE
« on: June 20, 2019, 09:10:41 PM »
I think I am confused again - but it doesn't take much - I'm on morphine (for a stomach bug)!! - but thanks for the helpful input.

My Lister starts, close-coupled (I have no separate starter motor bolted on) and with the decompressors activated, the cold- cranking amps to turn the engine over can't be all that much - increasing, I suppose, briefly, when the first lever is shoved over, by which time it should be firing on 1?  It is my humble submission that that is why the fuse is lowly rated - but Iv'e no idea as how many amps are being pulled to turn it over - I haven't an ammeter that beefy - any one else speculate?  I do not have 'start-o-matic' on the machine - unfortunately.

Lister Based Generators / Re: ST2 40 AMP FUSE
« on: June 18, 2019, 08:34:07 PM »
Would this do the trick, do you think, please?  Ir is rated at 40A and 32v - it is for trucks - so must be DC.

Lister Based Generators / Re: ST2 40 AMP FUSE
« on: June 18, 2019, 08:09:13 PM »
Bob - looking again at your informative pic - I also looked up on the net, the fuse you are using - may I ask why you have installed a 250 A fuse?  It seems to be rated at 80vdc, as well.  It also seems to cost $49.90!!  I thought I was looking for a 40 A fuse at 24volts if a bit above.  Confused!


Lister Based Generators / Re: ST2 40 AMP FUSE
« on: June 18, 2019, 07:57:53 PM »
Dear Bob,

Many thanks for you excellent suggestion - will follow it up.  One of the problems is that the windowless corner of the workshop where the Lister sits is like the dark hole of Calcutta and very difficult to see what's in that box!  I need to wire in a work lamp. 

Very kind of you to help and much obliged.


Lister Based Generators / ST2 40 AMP FUSE
« on: June 18, 2019, 12:41:40 AM »
Hi - does anyone have a 40 Amp blade fuse for the starting of my ST2, please and also a push starter button, that I could buy?  Can anyone tell me where I can get a fuse or a modern equivalent?  Presumable as long as the fuse is rated for a continuous 24 volts and 40 amps - anything that said it would do that - would do that!?

I use the generator everyday for power, so need this as a matter of urgency.  I rang Sleeman and Hawkins, but they could no longer help with the fuse and wanted an extortionate sum for the starter button!

If anyone can help me, would they be kind enough to e-mail me on:

This machine at 7 Kva does not give me sufficient electricity - I need to sell it (or swap it - it's in jolly good nick!) for a 3 cylinder to flash my welder - can anyone help, please?

Many thanks.

Buryan aka Kenneth.

General Discussion / Re: HELP ON THE GROUND!
« on: January 13, 2018, 02:47:44 AM »
To Listard-jp2 - Just seen your kind reply and am very grateful to you for your help - thank you.  I'll get in touch with him.  Best wishes.


General Discussion / HELP ON THE GROUND!
« on: December 27, 2017, 02:57:01 PM »

This is a long-shot!  Are there, per-chance, any experts very near Land's End in Cornwall, UK?!!!

I run an ST2 daily and wondered how feasable it is to obtain the missing bits to make it a Start-o-Matic.  I am also starting a re-build on my 8/1 and that needs an expert (as far as I am concerned!) to sort out the start-o-matic bit there too.  Fine with spanners and oil, hopeless on high-grade sparks, Faradays, ohms leading to acrid smoke, sizzlings and explosions!

If there is anyone in the out-back of West Penwith as far as Truro (or even beyond) I should be enormously grateful to hear from them and thank you very much in advance.

My e-mail is:

Happy New Year to all.

Buryan (aka Kenneth).

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