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Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Nice and rusty
« on: March 07, 2014, 05:27:38 PM »
Anyone fancy a real rebuild challenge?? I'm never going to get it done so it's up for sale, make me an offer if you like.

Original Lister Cs Engines / I'm REALLY a 650'er now!!
« on: April 01, 2010, 10:06:52 AM »
Following on from my original thread here.
I’ve REALLY joined the 650 RPM club now. I must be the luckiest sod on the planet for I managed to buy a complete Start O Matic just five miles down the road from me.
Pulled the head off to make sure everything was ok and found it to be like new inside. Next off came the crankcase door, again it’s like new in there, removed the splash guard and drained the oil, wiped it all out to reveal nice red paint, refilled with new oil. The original wick fuel filter looked ok so I filled it with diesel and bled the pump.
Then came the big moment, as I’d not checked the electrics out I decided to try for a start up with the handle, despite my best efforts the old bugger refused to fire up, by now I was well and truly knackered.
Time for a bit of a rest from swinging the handle so I coupled up two 12 volt batteries, no smoke or sparks came forth so I thought, here goes and pressed the start button on the wall box, to my absolute amazement the engine began to turn. Flushed with success I applied an electrical load and again the engine began to turn. This time I let it go and after about 30 seconds of turning the engine came to life.
Next day I got the local farmer with his Teleporter to lift the lot of my trailer. With the help of my mate ‘Needenginerunnin’ we rigged up a temporary exhaust suspended from the engine crane, temporary fuel tank suspended in the trees, hose pipe trickling water into the top hose, long electrical lead round the house to the washing machine and off it went, runs like a well oiled sewing machine.

PS: Sorry about those annoying pop ups when you view the photos, I don't know how to stop them.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Finally joined the club
« on: February 13, 2010, 07:49:15 PM »
Well! I'm a member of The 650 RPM Club ( at last)  8) 8)  I've bought this one

I collected it today with the help of a good mate (Needenginerunnin) and it's sat on my trailer down my yard. ;D  Big thanks for your help today mate.

Petteroids / Have you got one of these
« on: July 19, 2008, 07:34:22 PM »
Have you got one of these, if you have I would really like to know what you think of it.
It seems like the ultimate 'plug and play' system, but is it too good to be true.
I look forward to your comments.

Generators / Alternative to those Chinese generators.
« on: July 07, 2008, 08:51:30 PM »
I'm just wondering if there's a readily available alternative to those cheap Chinese generators (other than the ‘made in India’ versions).
I’m new to the CHP idea and I’m gathering as much information as possible, most of it has come from this forum, so I asking you all if you use any other make of generator here in the UK.

Lister Based Generators / Rotational mass.
« on: July 06, 2008, 09:28:05 AM »
Hello, I'm brand new to the forum and new to the idea of CHP, but I'm very keen to get started.
I have a friend who is way ahead of me and I'm gleening as much information from him as I can. One thing he tells me is the importance of rotational mass and advises me to wait for an ex Start 'o' matic CS as they have heavier flywheels. I intend to fit a heavy pulley to the generator.
So! how important is rotational mass? I understand the theory of it but does it really matter if the lights dim for a second or two when you switch the kettle on.  ???
Many thanks for reading and I look forward to your replies.  :)

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