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General Discussion / Power Grid Test
« on: July 18, 2011, 01:40:41 AM »
Anybody heard about this?

Long article, but if it's true it's not a good thing..........


Generators / Step-Down XFMR & Flickering Lights
« on: February 22, 2010, 07:00:58 PM »
For the electrical experts out there........

I have an opportunity to snatch a GE 10kv 208V to 120/240V transformer and I'm wondering if it would help to reduce the flickering light syndrome and boost my voltage a bit. My generator is wired for 120V only (not using any 240 loads in emergencies) and at 60HZ only puts out 114V. So if I rewire the generator for 240 and run it through this transformer and reduce the rpm to get the required 208 for the transformer what would the results be? I'm sure it would increase the voltage but what would it do for the flickering and what would the efficiency loss be?


General Discussion / I'm Rich!!!
« on: January 09, 2009, 12:14:54 AM »
I received this email today:

Message from Lister Engine forum member
 Kamara Nkomo - Message from Lister Engine forum member  Thursday, January 08, 2009 10:03:36 AM 
 Message from Lister Engine forum member
Date: Thursday, January 08, 2009 10:03:36 AM 
Subject: Message from Lister Engine forum member

Letter of Relationship and Establishment Aid.
From : Nkomo Kamara
Abidjan Cote d' Ivoire.
Tel : +22507924282
For logistic reason contact me on e.mail:(nkomo22@yahoo.com.sg)
Attention: Respectful,
Greetings and How are you dear Friend.I am Nkomo Kamara from Cote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)in West Africa.I got your contact address from Lister Engine board  Forums Memberlist. Please  I would like you to kindly permit me to apply through this medium for your cooperation  to secure an opportunity to invest and do joint relationship and establishment with you in your country.
Hence I have  substantial capital which I honourably Inherited from my late father Chief Kamara Emile  Doudou who was the minister of Interior and also have Cocao and Coffee plantation and deals in Gold, Diamond mining and Trading in bouake Northern District of Coted' Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in Western Africa. Before the Epmigo rebels killed him during the political crisis on the  mutiny rebellion upraising that equally lead to the death of former military junta Robert Guei.

I am contacting you because of my need to deal with honest person whom I can lay trust and personal confidence on with hope that he will not let me down,because since the murder of my father,I have been subjected to all sorts of harassment and intimidation with lots of negative reports emanating from the rebellion people due to this political crisis we are facing,which have resulted to war in some part of our country Cote d' Ivoire since this past years.I legitmately inherited this sum from my late father who died recently and I intend to invest this money in profitable areas in your country into a very lucratives business venture of which you are to advise and execute the  venture over there for the mutual benefits of both of us.

Most especially is for you to help me come over to your base if possible for You be able co-operate with me to become my business partner in your country and create ideas on how  money will be invested, properly managed and the type of investment after the money  is transferred to your custody with your assistance.
I inherited this sum from my late father  whom the rebels killed because he was not supporting their selfish interest to topple the present government .I want you to consider my situation and reply me on  indication of your willingness to  handle this transaction sincerely by protecting my Interest and upon your acceptance of this proposal.I will furnish you with the full details information, procedure on how to continue.The exact amount involved is the sum of Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand  USD ($9.500.000.00)USD.
If you accept to associate with me,both of us will mutually agree on your percentage interest and share holding for helping me to secure the release of the deposit and investing the money into  lucratives profitable venture in your care.
I will be glad to reserve this respect and opportunity for you if you so desire to relate with me with good mind and honesty.I do urge  you to kindly give this matter your immediate attention and the maximum seriousness it deserves for the smooth achievement of the aim.

I want you to be rest assured that everything is in order and legitimate it was due to the political crisis in our country that have resulted to war in some part of our region which have cause everybody to find a way of geting out from  the country,for this reason I use this medium to request for your assistance with hope that you will not let down the confidence I have already reposed on you.

This money is legitimately acquired by my late father from sales of Cocoa and Coffee and Diamond dealings. If it interests you Please forward your reply including your telephone number and fiscal address to my private email address so that I can provide you with more clarifications and details about it all.
Looking forward for your prompt response on e.mail:(nkomo22@yahoo.com.sg)
Thanks for your understanding and future cooperations.
Nkomo Kamara

Engines / Question about Blow-by
« on: October 23, 2008, 05:50:46 PM »
How much blow-by is acceptable and what are the contributing factors to excessive blow-by?
The engine in question is a 2cyl liquid cooled 15hp @ 1800 rpm. It has about 90 hours on it and the blow-by has improved somewhat from what it was when new. Under full load the amount of blow-by would fill the 10x12 shed in 10 minutes. It came out of the breather cap which is actually the oil filler cap and breather cap combined. The top of the cap is drilled through horizontally to form four holes that allow the engine the breath. Theres just a piece of course steel wool packed into the cap as a crude filter.
Problem is, the cap is in the top of the valve cover and the combination of blow-by from the crankcase and oil splash from the rockers lets out not only fumes but drops of oil as well, creating quite a mess. I ended up running a 5/16" hose from the valve cover to a tap on the air filter which created enough of a vacuum in the engine to solve the problem. When I crimp off this vacuum line to check the blow-by it seems to have improved but I'm just wondering if there is something else I can do or check. Or do you think it will continue to improve with more hours on the engine?

General Discussion / The Return
« on: October 01, 2008, 04:09:42 AM »
On second thought, it's not my place to judge. Original message deleted and my apologies to anyone I offended.

General Discussion / Sand in the sump of your Jag?
« on: March 26, 2008, 11:06:38 PM »
Is there a Jag or Land Rover in your future? An Indian firm named Tata has just purchased the two names from Ford. Should we ask the dealers to check for sand or should we attempt the tear-down ourselves?? :)


General Discussion / $10 Diesel in UK?
« on: March 24, 2008, 07:32:59 PM »
For our friends in the UK...is this article accurate?


If so, anyone want to go in on a barge-full from the US to the UK? We could park it 3 miles off-shore and make a bundle at $8 and all would be happy (except for the feds).

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