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Listeroid Engines / Flywheels
« on: December 17, 2012, 01:42:49 AM »
They don't look 24" dia or heavy enough but look at them beautiful flywheels!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpmuZwdlPrc

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / DES 8/1 for sale
« on: November 08, 2012, 08:00:53 PM »
This is a Listeroid 8/1 from Gary at DES, right now it is spinning a Delco 24 volt alternator that charges my batteries when the wind is not blowing, it includes a custom 5 gallon stainless fuel tank and a 60 gallon plastic tank for fuel or veg oil, the injection pump has a two way valve to switch between diesel or veg oil.
Also included is an air starter, a large four core radiator and all the plumbing, with a 24 volt electric fan that is controlled by an aquastat and powered by the alternator.
It uses standard NAPA oil and fuel filters, also included is the steel base made of 8x8 steel tube with a 1/2 inch steel top and vibration isolators, it is easily large enough to fit an ST type generator head.
This engine has been running for the last month smooth as glass, the reason I am selling is I have a block with most of the lower end parts, so I'm going to build up another one. I will deliver for free within 500 miles, offers starting at $3000 considered.

Listeroid Engines / What the heck?
« on: October 09, 2012, 11:09:32 PM »
Ok so what the heck is the story? I have an 8/1 and I get two different stories, some places I read the valve clearance should be .008 on both another place I read .017 intake .032 exaust, so what is it? I don't think it would run at .008 on both.

Listeroid Engines / Catastrophic failure
« on: August 02, 2012, 02:27:53 PM »
I got up this morning and felt a disturbance in the force, went out in the shop and noticed there was no lister noise, mine runs/ran 24/7, so I opened the door on it's room and noticed right away the belt was off, then I noticed the IP side flywheel was at about a 25 degree angle to the center line and the main bearing casting was shattered.
Then I looked at the other side and noticed the same thing.
I shut the door and came back in for some breakfast, I'll get some pics later today and possibly start the tear down, it does not look like the block is broken.

General Discussion / Bionic shoulder
« on: June 19, 2012, 01:22:30 AM »
I just found out both shoulder are bone on bone, zero cartilage left, next Thursday I get a bionic right shoulder, sounds like a long drawn out recovery, anybody here had a total shoulder replacement?

Listeroid Engines / Beautifying the DES 8/1
« on: June 17, 2012, 02:26:08 PM »
Well, as the subject states I just Couldn't stand the Indian "paint" any more, it is not fuel or oil proof at all, it's not really even oxygen proof.
Anyway I took it apart and sand blasted every spec of this stuff of every part, while I had the wheels off I also did 38ac's balancing method drilling holes this time, which turned out perfectly.
I also drilled a two inch hole in the head to use as an oil pre heat system, the thread in the fuel line nuts is metric 14-1.5, I went to a local diesel fuel injection shop and had them make me two twelve inch lines with cones and nuts on each end and cut me one raw piece of line 24 inches long their line is one quarter inch OD one sixteenth inch ID.
The sealing cones are awesome on these lines, they kick the s#it out of the sorry ass Indian things, the cones are separate pieces and they silver solder them on he lines.
I then bought four grade eight 14-1.5 metric bolts making sure there was some straight unthreaded section on the bolts, the bolts were drilled out on the lathe and on the threaded end the hole was counter taper countersunk to match the cones on the lines.
A plate was then made to cover the hole with four holes in the corners to match drilled and tapped holes in the head, and two holes for the drilled out bolts/fuel fittings to pass through these were then tig welded on both sides to the plate with the taper counter sunk threaded portion on the side that would be outside of the head.
I made the twenty four inch long raw section of fuel line into a coil that would fit inside the two inch hole in the head, then drilled out the inside the head ends of the fuel bolt fittings just over one quarter inch so the ends of the coil would fit in these bores, I then tig welded the coil ends to the bolt ends.
Now the coil goes inside the head in direct contact with the cooling water and preheats my WVO before injection, since a picture is worthy a thousand words here are some of the parts.

Listeroid Engines / Conspiracy?
« on: May 26, 2012, 02:32:23 PM »
I believe I have uncovered some kind of nefarious Indian conspiracy, I decided to sand blast my DES 8/1 and get rid of that peeling flaking slimy nasty "paint" and found these on the insides of the flywheels.

Listeroid Engines / Roid shut itself down
« on: April 09, 2012, 03:52:27 PM »
Welp, last night I noticed something was missing from the normal back ground noise, the minute I stepped into the shop I realized the roid was down, I checked the fuel, plenty, checked to see if it was seized, nope, no unusual noises when hand cranking but not the usual hard stop against the compression stroke, I can actually crank it over by hand on the compression stroke.
I'm thinkin stuck or broken rings, it's been running pretty much non stop since January and I know Lister had a decarbon schedule so I'm gonna pull the head and take a look.

Listeroid Engines / 8/1 on veg
« on: February 18, 2012, 01:39:07 AM »
Well I finally got my 8/1 set up to run centrifuged and dried used veg oil.
The veg tank is on top and the thermosiphon tank is on the floor, I ran 3/8 OD copper from the veg tank to the water tank, there is a coil of about 20 feet in the top of the water tank.

Then the copper line runs inside the top water line down to the engine where I used a compression fitting I modified for the copper to come out of the water line

From there it goes into a ball valve and tees into the fuel line, I need to get a smaller fuel filter the big one holds too much fuel and lets the veg cool down too much.

But it's been running for two weeks now continuously on veg with no hiccups.

Listeroid Engines / Air starter
« on: October 09, 2011, 09:41:10 PM »
This was my weekend project, it's a 4 hp air motor, it won't crank against compression but it beats the hell out of cranking :D The plumbing needs to be a little more elegant but it works for now.

Listeroid Engines / Air starter
« on: October 09, 2011, 09:33:12 PM »
This was my week end project, it's a 4hp air motor, beats the hell out of cranking :D. It won't crank under compression though, the plumbing needs to be a little more elegant but it works.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Water leaking roid
« on: September 16, 2011, 12:38:28 AM »
Well, here's my 8/1 roid all hooked up to an alternator and my hydronic heating system, the alternator works great, I have a problem though, it literally leaks water everywhere, everyplace there is a gasket on the water jacket, between the block and cylinder, head and cylinder, there is even water coming out of the large stud that holds the rocker assembly on, water was dripping out of the flex pipe that I have on the exhaust pipe.
Where do I start?

Listeroid Engines / Help!
« on: August 14, 2011, 01:28:55 AM »
I bought an 8/1 from DES, stripped her down and got everything cleaned out, I installed an actual 21st century fuel filter and an oil filter, got her all put together, got the tappets set to their lowest point and set the valve clearance at .015
My next step was to fill with diesel and prime the pump, by gravity I got fuel to the banjo fitting on the pump, crank,crank,crank,crank, no fuel from the pump. I removed the pump and lengthened the pump cam follower longer, put it back together and now I got fuel at the top of the pump, and crank till I got fuel at the injector fitting.
Next step is to try to start it, crank her up release the compression release and get a poof of white smoke, I tried it several more times and get the same results, a pretty big chuff and white smoke.
What am I doing wrong?

General Discussion / Strange symbols
« on: January 19, 2010, 12:07:05 AM »
Can someone explain what is up with the strange symbols I see on this board? I often see the A with the little thingy on top and the strange symbols that appear in the code of conduct post, is this another language? I've never encountered it before. ???

Listeroid Engines / Queston about kits
« on: February 11, 2008, 01:08:22 AM »
I have been spending a lot of time reading here and over at utterpower, and have a question, is there really a good chance that if you buy a complete engine it could have serious damage from the test run? Is this a wide spread problem?

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