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General Discussion / Import / Export
« on: March 07, 2008, 02:54:59 AM »
I have obtained a single cylinder enclosed flywheel Lister ( late 50's) here in Canada for a friend in the USA.  I have had a look through the US Customs regs and still am left wondering what might be involved in getting this item into the US.  He is willing to come and get it, which might simplify matters somewhat, but what impediments---like EPA--- are we likely to face?    Do EPA regs apply to antiques imported for non commercial use?

If anyone has been this route, I would sure like to know what buttons to push, and what pitfalls to avoid. As I live on an island, just showing up at US customs is not a convenient option.    dp

Engines / governor adjustment
« on: December 07, 2007, 11:26:40 PM »
I have a two cylinder Lister , 14.6 HP  ( BS649... on the tag.  #1616ST226    If I read this correctly it was built in 1976 as 2 cyl stationary engine) designed to turn 1800 rpm. I am running a single phase 5 kw alternator with it .  It is running about 16% too fast which shows up on electric clocks and other items requiring exactly 60 cycle current.

Is it possible to adjust the governor and if so, how is it done?  The governor works very well and is precise but simply set too fast. If this adjustment is not possible or inadvisable, I could change the drive ratio instead.

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