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Original Lister Cs Engines / JP4 startup
« on: December 23, 2023, 01:53:50 AM »
My JP4 is in storage at a friends place. I will be there in 2 weeks and want to start her up, itís been stored for a while Iím guessing over 10 years...
What is the start up procedure. It is a 1951 and turns over freely . The decompressor levers are seized and that will be my first job...
Cheers Owenga.

Original Lister Cs Engines / New toys.... JP4 Hr3
« on: October 14, 2023, 11:47:21 PM »
I have purchased two Lister engines firstly a tidy running HR3 that has had a generator but it had been taken off and probably gone to scrap. I will put 3ph 12/15 Kw alternator on it and mount on a trailer as a power supply for on site engineering work..

The most interesting engine by far is a JP4 I just bought that has had its alternator removed as well. This engine has been shed stored and in very good condition and turns over freely. Iím not sure what Iíll do with it..... Iíve always wanted an old Launch with a Lister or Gardener so it might end up being a marine engine.. the tag has  ďspec 38 4 34 Ď.. Iím thinking itís 1938 ?

Original Lister Cs Engines / CS6 Loose flywheels
« on: May 24, 2023, 08:20:47 PM »
I got given a CS8 with a SOM alternator in good condition , so I donated my CS6 to my brother who is doing it up to use with his off grid solar... there are a few issues as you would expect but the trickiest would be the flywheels have both slogged out the bore and the crank is also undersize.
My first idea was build up the crank with weld and machine back to oversized then bore the wheels to suit, but that would make it bigger diameter than the main bearings..
We could fit ďtaperlocksĒ but there is limited material in the wheel boss..

Any suggestions...... Owenga

It apparently was still working about 2 years ago.. Iím hoping to service it and check everything over then fire it up, it did have a the lash cap for the inlet valve in the tapped cover. I have refitted it...

Question.. it was startomatic but there is no control box, apparently they just hooked up phase and neutral  and ran power straight into the house, but the voltage did fluctuate..
If I run this do I need some more components.... ?

Cheers Owenga...

Things I want to Buy / JP.3
« on: May 10, 2021, 02:17:35 PM »
I spotted a cool ďBarnfind ď itís a 1940s original JP3 generator almost complete the huge old meter board etc... It was rescued from the dump about 20 years ago and had been in a shed unused for about 20 years before that ....

Things I want to Buy / Cam gear CS 6
« on: April 27, 2021, 10:22:20 AM »
Does any in New Zealand or Australia have a cam gear for a CS, l was going to ďEutalloy the cracks in my cam gear but I would rather replace it.....

Thanks Daryl....

Original Lister Cs Engines / Removing the camshaft CS6
« on: November 11, 2020, 10:35:11 PM »
I have been applying penetrant to the govenor and trying to move it on the cam with a hammer and punch, I am not making progress and Iím concerned that I will damage the governor... so I have decided to remove the cam... Question...... what holds it in ? I have removed the pushrods and raised the lifters out of the way, there is obviously a retainer or something holding it in...

Thanks Owenga....

Original Lister Cs Engines / Seized govenor CS6
« on: November 08, 2020, 12:55:32 AM »
I have carefully removed the governor housing and the shaft (not the cam) is seized,I can free that up but I see the mechanism that slides on the cam and the weights are stuck. Can someone tell me how to find the timing  marks as I want to remove the cam and get it all working so it will govern itself..

I have concluded from this that another CS that I know of has been retired because of over volt issues, Iím thinking it has similar problems and is just over reving .....
I look forward to some help with timing.......Daryl..

Original Lister Cs Engines / Seized fuel pump
« on: October 10, 2020, 09:42:00 PM »
I started work on my CS6 , yesterday the lifter that works the fuel was jammed on the top of the stroke so I rotated the crank 180 and carefully tapped it down with the pump off, but it is tight so Iíll have to take the cam housing off and dismantle it.. Also Iím not sure how to set the governor etc to start.. I donít think Iíll use the SOM itís not in good shape. I should be able to find a modern belt drive alternator.... :)

Original Lister Cs Engines / Lister C/S
« on: June 21, 2020, 10:57:40 PM »
Hi.. Firstly thanks for including me on the forum.. I have been given a C/S with a startomatic alternator the serial number is a bit hard to read looks like..   CS 93111  spec 5/9/35  hp6  rpm650 . apparently it was running fine when put into shed 40 years ago, and it still turns over although the box ontop of alternator has corroded away.. Any suggestions on how to go about restore [ im a maintenance engineer but not familiar with Lister }......Thanks  Daryl New Zealand...

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