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Engines / Re: Lister D Carburettor Strip Down
« on: July 05, 2021, 10:01:28 PM »
Thank you for your kind and helpful advice. The air valve tube - it's stuck but clean and seems to in fine fettle so I'm going to leave it alone.

The float chamber's a bit mucky so I will clean that out and the needle and reassemble.

The needle valve cap came out very easily once I depressed the plunger and as it screws in and out easily - although I can't see it moving up and down in the chamber - I am going to make the reasonable assumption that it is also in sound working order. I will clean it all up and repaint as necessary and reassemble.

The butterfly valve - controlled by the governor mechanism - moves freely so, similarly, I don't see the point in taking it to pieces.

Further thoughts and insights always gratefully received and my thanks again.

Engines / Lister D Carburettor Strip Down
« on: July 04, 2021, 05:42:36 PM »
Good afternoon all

My Lister D project is making steady progress but I am struggling to completely dismantle the carburettor. I want to remove the needle valve and the screw fitting for the spring valve to check they are functioning correctly. Also, I'd like to check inside the float chamber that all is well and cannot remove the inner components. Can anyone advise me please? Pictures attached.

Many thanks.

Engines / Gaskets - how thick?
« on: June 11, 2021, 02:37:35 PM »
I'm not happy with the cardboard gaskets supplied by Stationary Engine Parts - too thin and badly fitting in my view.

I'm going to buy some gasket sheet.  What thickness would forum members recommend for a Lister D please?

Many thanks.

Engines / Re: Dismantling Lister D Governor mechanism
« on: June 11, 2021, 02:35:31 PM »
I wondered if forum members may like an update?  Governor now repainted - I like hand painting as I don't want it to look like a new engine - and repositioned on the engine.  Not keen on the card gaskets provided by Stationary Engine Parts - thin and don't fit well.

Picture attached - during some thread 'chasing'!

Engines / Re: Dismantling Lister D Governor mechanism
« on: May 21, 2021, 02:08:34 PM »
I thought a little update might be interesting to members - and I have a question also!

First, apparently, having done some research and talked to much older people who have worked on the Lister D the governor springs are actually supposed to be different sizes.  One spring controls the idling speed and the other the maximum.  Anyway, the weights move out freely so all seems well internally.

Second thing is my question.  Part of my restoration is to give my 'D' a reasonable paint job.  To do this I really need to remove the governor assembly but wonder if it will come off independent of the housing which the magneto sits on.  I can't see why not but I am reluctant to start pulling away if this isn't possible.  I can't find much on line to give a clear answer.

Many thanks in anticipation of any support or guidance that can be offered.

Engines / Update!
« on: May 14, 2021, 05:27:46 PM »
I decided to persevere one split pin and nut and bolt at a time!

End result I have removed the linkage and the governor cover.  In my view it looks fine and once cleaned up and a fresh gasket applied I feel it's fine to leave this alone and dismantle no further.  Any advice would be most welcome.

Engines / Dismantling Lister D Governor mechanism
« on: May 14, 2021, 01:51:38 PM »
Could someone help this newbie please?

I have now decided to dismantle the governor mechanism to enable me to better clean and paint around the bottom of the cylinder block on my Lister D.

I have a couple of exploded diagrams but they're hazy to say the least.  Does anyone have any diagrams or, even better, advice on how to do this please?

Everything else / Chasing threads
« on: May 06, 2021, 10:15:30 AM »
Good morning.

I am fairly new here and still finding my way.  I am Andrew, I live in Wiltshire and just over a year ago I acquired a 1949 Lister D which I am cleaning up and part restoring.  I say 'part' because it is in quite good order, none seized.

At the moment I am cleaning up the main body including repainting.  In order to get a tidy paint job the engine is mostly stripped down although I have left the governor in place as I am not confident enough to strip this out and there is no evidence yet that it is not working.

Anyway, enough waffle!  Some of the studs and nuts on the plate above the magneto need 'chasing'.  I have a Zeus guide and I am happy to but a set of Whitworth taps/dies but is everything on the engine Whitworth please?

Also I am struggling to find my way around the Zeus just now and wondered if there's a guide anywhere that lists the sizes of all the D's nuts and bolts etc.

Thank you in anticipation of your help.

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