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Listeroid Engines / Idler gear wear pics
« on: December 06, 2019, 12:54:31 AM »
Hi
 I have replaced the bearings in the metro, and installed a bronze idler gear. This is a new to me Metro with low hours I believe... I ran it for a few hours with the original steel idler gear and found lots of metal on the magnets,some of the metal looked like small wood shavings.

 Now with the bronze idler gear I am finding lots of suspended bronze in the oil. I have read on the subject and my guess is that the backlash is either too tight on a gear or to loose on another. I can not hear any noise from the gears while running. Any chance you could tell from the pictures whether I should run the engine and let the bronze idler settle in or should I come up with another fix.

Thanks.. Dave..

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Listeroid Engines / Listeroid Metro 6/1 TRB bearing.. Replace or run..
« on: December 01, 2019, 12:20:22 PM »
Hi

 Not sure if these bearings can be run in this condition, all the research I could come up with seems to point to that these bearings seldom fail.

 Run or replace.... Thanks..

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Engines / Cracks in piston insert
« on: January 14, 2018, 06:38:38 PM »
Hi

 Is it normal for lister pistons to have cracks in the steel inserts in the piston tops. I have a Lister sl3 and have noticed all three pistons have multiple crack in the steel insert in the pistons.


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Lister Based Generators / lister fatboy voltage sag
« on: November 29, 2017, 11:48:40 PM »

  I have a mid 50's 2kw fatboy, no load voltage of 133v-62hz and with a 10amp load voltage drops to 110v-60hz. It is 8 dc brush head, 4 large brushes and four smaller. The 4 smaller brushes are connected to two wires these are the are attached to a resistor. I was under the impression that the resistor connected to the smaller brushes was to adjust for voltage drop, it seems to be providing all the current for excitation. If the resistor is disconnected voltage drops to 2v. When the generator is outputting voltage it is producing 20vdc from the ssf winding.

 Any thoughts...Thanks

 


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Generators / 1959 FR3 with Kato Head
« on: November 25, 2017, 09:14:14 PM »
 Looking at maybe purchasing this generator setup, it's a 1959 Lister FR3 with a Kato generator and a Mechron power panel. The tag on the generator head lists it as 115V and 122amp. This to me could be the deal breaker, as a backup generator I would never need 122amps at 115v, mini split heater and water heater need 220v.

Do you think this generator head could be configured for 120/220v. Or is there a way to transform to 120/220v.

Already have a Lister sr2 with a kohler 6.5kw head and a Lister sl1 2000w 120v for backup power.

I would pass on this Lister FR3 setup but the guy wants less then 1k for it. So I am trying to find a need for it, save it from the scrap yard.

Any thoughts...Thanks..

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