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Listeroid Engines / Engine Timing
« on: November 16, 2021, 03:56:33 AM »
At no point during reassembly, did I feel like I had zigged when I should have zagged. I had watched ( I believe it was Butch's ) TDC video 25 times, and felt super solid about what I had done. After all is ready to go, when I slowly try turning it over by hand, there is a problem with it binding up. Any quick checks or best way to proceed is appreciated. Thanks guys

Listeroid Engines / Pushrods
« on: November 02, 2021, 03:43:26 AM »
I was negligent in labeling, for different length pushrods. Which length goes on which side. Thanks guys

Listeroid Engines / Multiple questions
« on: April 15, 2021, 06:43:50 PM »
I really enjoy looking through the pics of everyone's setup. There are a few of you that are completely over the top, and have some of the most beautiful engine, starter, genny, permanent and mobile installations and belt combinations. I am taking serious mental notes of all your great work, and hope to get my project even "close" to that level.

Luckily, after I used plastigage to check my TDC clearance, I wasn't able to immediately put the head right back on, which was a good thing. I had been doing a bunch of reading here, and came across posts about separated head gaskets causing probs with leaking water. There was talk about gluing the gasket back together, or painting with something - but no definitive answer. I am now ready to slap my head back on, and I do have one of these separated head gaskets. It is 15 years old, but since it was only run at the factory before shipping (maybe), it looks great even though it has come apart. What should I do with it - OR, will 150 ft lbs of torque keep it together ?

My second question is about the spoked flywheels. Is there a right and a left side - or an inside and an outside ?

Lastly for today - What is the absolute best way to hammer back in the gib keys. When do you know that you have the gib set correctly. I do own some powerful equipment that will kill you instantly, and I have SERIOUS RESPECT for, and pay attention when I'm using them. I put these CS engines in this same category. I can't imagine having a 100 pound flywheel coming off and running through a home or a yard, and then the unbalanced engine cartwheeling. It makes me nervous when I watch youtube vids, and guys start these things not held in place and they're hopping around the floor. What do they plan on doing when 600 pounds is running and unmanageable ? I was watching a video of Veggies setup, and I saw just outside his gib key, he had a circular lock of some kind, maybe allen insert set screws. I want a pair of these in addition to the gibs, so if someone has a link to those safety rings, that would be great. Thanks everyone.

Listeroid Engines / 6/1 CS Linkage
« on: April 02, 2021, 07:18:50 PM »
I have not been happy with the linkage on this thing since the beginning, and I have improved it considerably. I now have complete left to right movement of the rack with no binding. Once the complete linkage is connected, it appears that the governor arm does NOT have the same movement (throw) as the rack, therefore, the gov arm will not allow the rack to cover its full range - stop to wide open. So, am I missing something, or am I just going to give up a portion of one side of the rack. I imagine if I have to give up rack movement, the losing side will be, not opening up to full throttle, because otherwise, it might not want to stop. Guidance please. Thanks

Generators / I'm ready to buy a gen head..............
« on: March 31, 2021, 04:59:17 AM »
......... for my Lovson 6/1 CS. I wish I had had enough foresight, to have gotten an Utterpower PMG years ago. I've been doing a bunch of searching the brands, and reading through years of posts. Have looked from the Chinese ST's, to Northern tools brushless, Stamfords, an on and on. I even spoke to a fella that would make me a custom head. One of the brands doesn't make below 8kw, and I imagine 5kw is probably max for my single. So, I'd like yalls opinions please. Who's had good service with what ?

If I wanted a brushless unit, with clean power out, didn't want to buy Chinese, now that I'm thoroughly confused - is there such an animal


Listeroid Engines / It's been a long road to my first post
« on: March 30, 2021, 07:53:33 AM »
Through the biodiesel forums, is how I first heard of these engines. When I found out they would be very difficult to import, I ran across a Lovson CS 6/1 23.5" spokes, in the crate, and brought it home. I stumbled across George B, bought his CD and printed off a hard copy to a 3 ring binder, found this forum in 2006 and signed up as Houndog. I tore my Lovson completely down and went through every wall and piece of that girl to make sure there was no sand, as I learned here. At that time there was this 40 dollar a quart red stuff called Glyptal, that was all the rage, and did it. Unfortunately, my company was navigating some tough times in there, and my 6/1 had to wait.

15 years later, the engine is just about back together, without all the caked up "paint", and all the "paint" cleaned off the linkage, nuts, bolts, springs and every where else it shouldn't be, it looks so much better, and everything is seated, grinded and torqued correctly. The linkage was binding in the movement, not allowing the rack to function properly - fixed. Just a few things I'm waiting on before the flywheels go back on. I unfortunately couldn't remember the email addy that I used for Houndog to resurrect it, but I'm here with my first post - finally. I'm very happy to be here, and cant wait to hear my girl sing.

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