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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Few old Bamfords
« on: September 26, 2021, 12:59:35 PM »
Took a little road trip and picked up these Z series Bamfords diesels. A 10 HP, a 4.5 HP and a 4 HP parts engine. All are sold as soon as I have time to rebuild them. Factory parts are exhausted for these so we have to be quite resourceful to put them back as new with shop made and reproduction parts.

Changfa Engines / 165F engines back on Ebay
« on: September 17, 2021, 02:26:21 PM »
Back on Ebay are the slant cylinder 165F air-cooled diesels. I always liked the looks of that design. Hint, if you have interest don't pay the asking price. I saved the ad in my watch list and soon I had a reduced price buy it now offer.

Changfa Engines / So,, how long have these been available???
« on: July 14, 2021, 11:50:44 AM »
One of these showed up for sale locally. 196CC 3HP diesel. I thought the EPA banned the small diesels? Anyway I  searched them a bit and found they are on eBay and Amazon and if you shop a bit, just over $200. For that kind of money I ordered one just to play with.

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Lister 6/1 for sale in USA
« on: November 02, 2020, 01:30:17 PM »
Soon to be completed 6/1 Lister for sale. Should be done late year. Total disassembly, corrected in every way possible way and assembled per Lister technical data sheet per new engine specifications, NOT wear tolerances.  New hard valve seats, new Lister valves,  reground crank, best quality bronze back rod bearing. Both ends of rod reconditioned, new iron piston, good Listard chrome bore etc, etc. Too much new to go on listing. Price finalized when completed, estimated price cheerfully offered via PM. 
 With  7 CS types and roids through the shop just his year, we know these engines and do them right,, or not at all

Listeroid Engines / iron vs Aluminum piston weight
« on: October 30, 2020, 12:19:07 AM »
The discussion below about piston weight made me curious enough to weigh some. A std bore cast iron R.A. Lister piston with pin and ring package weighed 9 lbs, 9.2 oz , an India aluminum piston with same components came in at 4 lbs 7.6 oz and an India iron piston weighed 9 lbs, 5.8 oz. You KG types will have to do your own conversion but by any system the iron piston weighs in over double it's aluminum counter part. Somebody a lot smarter than me could do the math for the inertia loads but your engine is starting and stopping that piston 20 times per second @600 RPM. The extra inertia involved at 850 RPM concerned R.A. Lister enough to lighten the pistons for the 8/1 and at the same time upgrade the big end bearing materials. In its favor the CS has a very long rod vs the stroke and the resulting rod ratio reduces the forces at each end of the stroke.
I certainly cannot argue with the success reported previously with higher speeds and iron pistons but I also have to think that Lister didn't change the piston material on a whim? Thus when iron piston engines leave my little enterprise the owners are cautioned to keep them under 650 RPM.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Early 10/2
« on: October 15, 2020, 11:47:01 AM »
Purchased this 10/2 for my personal collection. It is an early one that has several unusual features. Wet type injectors with feeler pins. The first style replaceable element fuel filter etc.  No frost damage and no broken or mangled parts. I do need to rid it of the India exhaust!
It goes in line behind several others but I am anxious to get it going.

General Discussion / Photo host shutting down
« on: July 31, 2019, 12:54:11 AM »

I have recently aquired two large lots of Indian mfg spare parts that accompanied other purchases. Some are in Lovson packaging, some Omega and some are in generic brown boxes. This lot represents many more parts than I will use through my shop work thus I am offering the extras at discounted pricing. All the basic overhaul needs are here plus many extra miscellaneous bits, cylinder heads, sleeves, cylinder blocks etc.  I am in the USA, sorry but I really don't want to fool with overseas shipments. Please send a PM with your specific wants and needs. Please do not ask for a  list of everything, why? It just takes too much  time to type and send.  These parts are VERY attractively priced to move them out of my way and the more you buy the cheaper they will get.
Thanks for looking!

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Another shop project
« on: January 13, 2019, 02:46:07 AM »

Listeroid Engines / Pump rack travel as per Lister
« on: January 13, 2019, 02:16:10 AM »

Listeroid Engines / Oversized "Listeroid" interest?
« on: August 22, 2018, 03:38:33 PM »

General Discussion / Using the diesels
« on: July 09, 2018, 11:57:25 AM »

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / 1115 for sale at decent money
« on: June 12, 2018, 01:42:29 PM »
I dont generally post Ebay links here because everyone looks there but this one was hidden from my normal saved searches. Pretty decent price for a 1115 but wont ship an d too far away from me. I had a 195 of that brand ona factory 10KW set and the engine was a very nice runner.

Changfa Engines / Changfa twin
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:39:36 AM »

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