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General Discussion / Another 6/1 project
« on: November 27, 2023, 07:48:29 PM »
This 1955 6/1 found me last summer and was committed to within days. Just now getting started on it. Probably the nicest one Ive ever had in the shop, basically untouched since it left RA Lister. No buggered bolts, no SAE hardware jammed on BSW threads, no missing pieces. Having sellers remorse, I want to keep it! Maybe the will  guy back out, LOL

General Discussion / Another one going back to work
« on: August 14, 2023, 12:42:52 AM »
This reconditioned Lister VA is being delivered tomorrow to a new owner. When I wrote it in my book it was #60. With no bragging intended that stat amazed me as thus "buisiness" I find myself in was not intentional at first. What began as a search for a stand by generator for my home in 2009 lead me to Listeroids and this site, which by the way was in turmoil at the time. In turn I found a 6HP Metro and a 1115 for my home generation plant. The Metro was very shoddy, I took it down, cleaned it and balanced it. The engines became a hobby and I found state side sources of Lister CS engines when everyone said there wasn't any. And then on from a hobby to performing a few rebuilds for others, then actually stocking parts.
Shop work is becoming more work than I want, but its my fault.  This VA has been in line for 7 years. There are about 10 other Listers and Bamford sitting here and 6HP Lister CS coming here next week, all will be for sale when rebuilt.  Bamfords have become a big deal as of late as I have most of the known parts supply either OEM or what I have had reproduced. Wife says when are you going to slow down????, your supposed to be retired!!  I told her as long as I enjoy it.

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / 6/1 Lister for sale
« on: August 07, 2023, 11:14:09 AM »
Just aquired this later production 6/1 Lister. I hope to have it through the shop and totally rebuilt by fall. It will be for sale when finished. Its not for sale as-is.  Located in Ohio. Please PM if interested.

General Discussion / Some nice parts from India
« on: June 17, 2023, 05:17:59 PM »
 Bamfords diesels are a big part of my shop work right now and unlike the CS engines parts have been a huge problem. I have been held up for bearings and decided to take the dive to have them made. Quantity was a struggle as the price comes down considerably as numbers go up but I'm dealing with a limited market. 54 sets became the magic number, individual price vs quantity.
Quality is superb, nice commercial packaging was unexpected. The babbit is exact hardness specified. I am tickled with them. Now back to work in the shop.

Generators / ST head indicator light question?
« on: June 13, 2023, 11:26:01 PM »
The "on" indicator lamp on my 15KW ST head has failed and it has no markings. Trying to figure out what voltage it is by running the generator and getting all kinds of readings on my digital meter no matter if  set to AC or DC. ???.  Does anyone know what the lamp voltage is supposed to be??

I know the on/off switch only controls the light bulb. This is a stand by set and is kinda nice to know the head is producing before I throw the switches. I can always run a small 110V lamp off the mains I guess.

General Discussion / Getting mean with Gibb keys
« on: April 29, 2023, 01:39:04 PM »
Lister VA in the shop with typical ex Amish owned problems includinging both Gibb keys having the heads broken off. At least they quit this time instead of ruining the flywheels.

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.

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