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General Discussion / It isnt all about engines
« on: February 23, 2023, 01:00:45 PM »
I enjoy very few things outside of the work shop but I do like running my little sawmill. Had a white pine in the yard that needed to go away. Set up the Peterson and enjoyed a day of cutting. This was just the first of 5 logs. When dry the lumber is going to line the inside walls of the new shed where I display my engine collection. 

General Discussion / Shop busy work
« on: February 04, 2023, 01:45:11 PM »
Getting parts of all kinds is becoming an issue at the shop,  India parts order is 3 months old. Gasket order is 2 months old and no ship dates yet for either. Thus slow speed work has come to a halt.  Staying busy building myself a new wood splitter. Heavy iron came out of the scrap pile, Engine is a Chinese copy of a Kubota. Main wedge is horizontal with a vertical secondary wedge. Unsplit portion remains on top of tbe horizontal wedge and will be pulled back with an arm not yet installee when I took these pics. About $2000 outlay at this point.

General Discussion / Electric car question
« on: December 27, 2022, 02:00:09 PM »
OK gang, Im not really the mathematical type and certainly have a very light hold on electrical stuff. Have a question that's pretty ambiguous but has to be that way for now.
I keep a little old car around for my local trips. Currently a 2006 Ford Focus. Gets 25MPG or so on short trips and 35 on the road. I will be replacing it in the next year or so and considering a full electric,, not a hybred. Reason being I have a near endless supply of waste oil, plenty of India clones and ST heads. On to my question. Would it be a logical thought to think that a gallon of oil generating power to charge the car would roughly equate to a miles per gallon if used as engine fuel?

General Discussion / Placing an India order soon. Need parts?
« on: November 28, 2022, 12:05:49 PM »
I am about to place my semi annual stock order for the shop.
Most but not all CS Lister and Listeroid parts are kept in stock however if anyone has need for  uncommonly used parts this would be a good opportunity to get them to the
states a good bit cheaper than an individual shipment. I will not jeopardize my shipment thus no complete engines or crankcase will be added.  Thanks!

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / NOS L48 Yanmar
« on: November 28, 2022, 01:04:01 AM »
I have a brand new electric start L48 Yanmar for sale, still in original box and packing. About 10 years old but in dry storage. Id like $750.00, it cost 2X that much new.

General Discussion / Next! 16/2 Lister
« on: November 14, 2022, 03:48:07 PM »
The 10HP Bamfords is running and ready to ship. On to the next one in line. Bought this 16/2 Lister  as "rebuilt" but whoever worked in it sure didnt make my standards. Its coming all the way down and built up correctly. This engine will be for sale qhen done. PM if interested.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Bamfords shop work
« on: November 05, 2022, 12:46:29 PM »
Hi all,  couple people messaged me wondering what's happening. Shop is busy, harvest going on work never ends.
Some pics of current work load. First is part of the slow speed waiting line which is 4 Z2 Bamfords, 2 Lister CS twins, 1 VA. Next is current project which is a 10HP Bamford. Ma y shop made parts go into a Bamfords build. This one had also been left to freeze up and severely broke the head. Waited 6  months on the best welding shop in the states to weld it and I have to relocate various bores. These heads use a copper sleeve to separate the injector from the water jacket which I make in the shop. Showing the sleeve and head set up to bore the hole for it after it was closed up during welding. Also shown is the wet sleeve cylinder block. The wet sleeve was bored for a thin wall dry sleeve. The original piston was reground to make it round again.  The bore is then adjusted to the reground piston and rings fitted.  No crank bearings are available so they are also shop made. More in next post.

Changfa Engines / Big China diesel sawing wood
« on: September 12, 2022, 02:22:43 AM »
Saw this video on Facebook, looks like a 25-30 HP version to me?

Other Slow Speed Diesels / What? Can there be Bamfords here also?
« on: September 05, 2022, 11:05:40 PM »
My friend Valdemar has the big nose for finding Bamfords but us blind hogs find an acorn now and then also, LOL
A Z2 found its way to me today. I will put it in line behind 5 others for overhaul.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Another CS to go through the shop
« on: June 18, 2022, 12:06:56 AM »
This 16/2 found its way into my truck today, supposed to be rebuilt, we will see about that,
This engine will be for sale. I can't give a deffinate price until I get into it. I don't haggle on public forums send me a PM of you have interest.

Generators / Changfa and ST head to the rescue once more
« on: June 15, 2022, 12:46:28 PM »
15 years ago I built up a stand by generator set with a 1115 Changfa and a 15KW ST head fron Georgia Generator.  Probably has 300 hours on it now as our power rarely goes out but when it does it is out for a while. Last time was 5 days. Monday a Derecho blew through here and power has been out since and the set has been powering the old farm house same as normal. AC on, cooking, lights, laundry, everything.  Fueled the set last night and just fueled again exactly 12 hours apart. 3 1/2 gallons. 1.16 quarts per hour. Im sure not going to complain about that when the neighbor is running a 10KW gas screamer at almost a gallon per hour. Do the math on that, $5 gas x 1 per hour x 24 hours per day. dang expensive comfort if you ask me.
Only repairs I have had is the ST bridge rectifier went bad in first hour of operation. Replaced it with a 5010 bridge diode and heat sinked it to the box.
As an aside we sure are seeing who has no buisiness living out in the country. The crying on social media is unbearable.

Listeroid Engines / Top quality Listeroid exporter
« on: March 31, 2022, 10:24:00 PM »
Yessiree I have finaly located that Listeroid "manufacturer" with good engines. Customer left one here to be checked over. Literature says ISO 9001 manufacturer of top quality agricultural equipment, quanteed no sand and correctly assembled.  ;D  ;D ;D
Check out the garbage in this twin block! last pic is a pile of sand and slag I removed in about 20 minutes with a needle scaler, about 100 times what it would take to ruin the engine. Plus the oil pump intake was completely covered by a slipped core and casting flash.  This engine would have been toast in 30 minutes or less. People often ask, is it realy necessary to take them all the way down?? You all be the judge.

Listeroid Engines / 18/1 build up
« on: December 29, 2021, 10:13:12 PM »
This 18/1 has been sitting around the shop for almost 10 years and I decided its time to build it up. Actually was planning to do a quick build but that all went out the window with the first close look, they shipped half of India with it. Never seen one even close to this filthy. Picture shows what I knocked loose in about 5 minutes with a screwdriver. I reckon people get tired of hearing it but this is why you cannot put an India engine into service without a complete teardown,,, if you expect to get any hours out of it. A peek inside tbe crankcase door tells you virtually nothing. I  expect that by the time I get done poking around I'll have a cereal bowl full of sand and slag

Other Slow Speed Diesels / More nice things
« on: November 23, 2021, 04:51:59 PM »
Nice thing about my little engine operation is the eye candy I get to both look at and work on. This VERY early 3/1 1932 or 33 was dropped off for me to tune up and fix a few things. I will get to it when I quit slobbering on it every time it get close.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Another Bamford
« on: November 21, 2021, 06:25:27 PM »
More shop work has arrived. 4.5HP Z2 Bamford factory radiator. It is in much worse shape than the photo appears. Hopefully there is enough good left that we can rebuild it.

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