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Things I want to Buy / Water Pump for Lister D
« on: October 22, 2021, 12:57:56 PM »
Hello.  I am looking for a water pump that can be driven by a Lister D.  Ideally a Lister water pump but open to suggestions.

Many thanks.

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Everything else / Re: Lister D Engine Size
« on: October 20, 2021, 10:01:38 AM »
Engine size, sorry thought that was obvious!  As in cc.  Since posting I have conducted further research and done a rough calculation as follows:

I believe it is a 3 inch bore and a 3 inch stroke.

This gives:

δπr^2   -    where delta is cylinder displacement (bore).
3π(〖1.5〗^2 )
Thus: 21.21 cubic inches
Metric: 347.5 cc

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Everything else / Lister D Engine Size
« on: October 19, 2021, 11:47:20 AM »
Sorry if I am being dim but I can't find a reference to the engine capacity of my Lister D.  It's probably right under my nose but hey ho!

Serial Number     1/39793
Specification      28DH
HP 1
RPM  700

Can anyone advise please?

Many thanks.

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Engines / Re: Lister D now running....but small fuel leak
« on: September 14, 2021, 05:53:30 PM »
Thanks cobbadog that's exactly what I am going to do next - find something for it to drive.  No luck yet though.

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Engines / Re: Lister D now running....but small fuel leak
« on: September 13, 2021, 12:10:07 PM »
Thanks for your help.  Happy to report new ended annealed onto the original pipe and the leak has been cured.  The engine is running!

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General Discussion / E5 or E10 for a Lister D
« on: September 12, 2021, 12:06:48 PM »
Not sure if this is the right place for this question but...now that we are being encouraged to use 'cleaner' petrol I am wondering whether my Lister D will notice the difference between E5 and E10. My instinct is to buy the higher octane E5 but happy to hear your views.

Many thanks.

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Engines / Re: Lister D now running....but small fuel leak
« on: August 21, 2021, 12:35:17 PM »
Thank you for your advice.  It's definitely one p[articular end as I have reversed the pipe and the leak then moves to the other end!

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Engines / Lister D now running....but small fuel leak
« on: August 18, 2021, 06:43:00 PM »
After a year's work my Lister D is now reassembled, repainted and running. She sits nicely on her new trolley that I made as well. She fired first time which was great!

Only thing is there's a small drip from the fuel pipe where it enters underneath the float chamber. I have removed the fuel pipe and carefully rubbed down the tapered olives but the seal is still not complete. I have also carefully used wire wool gently inside the unions.  The issue, I'm pretty sure, is the end of the pipe because when I reverse it the drip is from the fuel tank end.

PTFE tape is not ideal for such things so I am wondering if I should just buy a new pipe or if any one of you good people had any other suggestions.

Many thanks as always.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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'!

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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.

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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.




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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?

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