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Original Lister Cs Engines / CS injection pump banjo bolt copper washers
« on: December 09, 2023, 11:10:16 PM »
Anyone happen to know what size they are off the top of their head? Mine have seen better days and I can't seem to get them to stop a very slow drip.


Original Lister Cs Engines / CS 12/2 dating and spec number
« on: December 03, 2023, 12:43:47 PM »
Can't seem to locate any of Peter's Old pages on the web anymore, but looking to date my lister.

# S85771    Spec 10/2/30

12hp       RPM 650

Thank you,


Generators / EaglePicher PMG 200a @ 48v wiring ... Pinging Mobile Bob ....
« on: September 11, 2023, 07:57:07 PM »
So I picked up two of these units many years ago. Apparently they're from a telecom unit that had two running together in parallel for 400a @ 48v hooked up to a NG engine. Not sure if it was spec's at 1800 rpm or 3600 rpm. There is some information on the Micro Go gen forum but the site seems to be down. At least you can't get into any sub forms.

Anyway apparently these are rated for 48v @ 200a each. I'm really just in the testing phase but I haven't a clue as to how to wire these up and there is ZERO information about them online. I gather as most units like these utilize 3 phase AC output, my intention is to rectify the output to DC and run that into a charge controller/inverter.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Everything else / Sherwood pumps.
« on: January 22, 2013, 08:29:45 PM »
Anyone know of a place to find out information on old sherwood brass works pumps? I picked up an old pump, mostly because I thought it looked pretty cool  ::). (I like old brass things)

On it:

sherwood brass works detroit
4601 or 4501 (hard to read)

Seems to have two impellers brass (kind of like an oil pump) shaft driven with a keyway, but appears that it was bolted directly to something (engine???) about 20lbs of brass! 1 1/4" NPT ports.

Didn't get very far with google and didn't want to bother sherwood (yet)

Original Lister Cs Engines / BSP Fittings
« on: January 03, 2013, 11:35:00 PM »
For those of us that are state side, has anyone found a good place for brass fittings that are BSP thread? Google turns up a fair amount of options but most are either in the UK or India.....


Original Lister Cs Engines / Lister high pressure fuel pipe.
« on: December 24, 2012, 06:42:24 PM »
For those of that have made new fuel lines to the injectors where did you source the pipe? Looks like 4mm pipe with a 1mm hole. Can brass be used or do I need to use steel? Thanks


Engines / Anyone ever had a crank welded?
« on: December 16, 2012, 06:34:02 PM »
Lister crank is cracked at the web. I knew this wen I purchased one as parts. Thought perhaps it could be repaired as kept as a spare. Anyone ever had crank work done?

Original Lister Cs Engines / I've done it now....
« on: December 16, 2012, 11:34:24 AM »
Came home with a trailer of listers yesterday, one CS 12/2 and 3 Lister CE's....

The CS will be going to my brothers, while I'll be tackling the CE's  ::)

Interesting two of the CE's have ring gears and places cast into the block for the mount. Bummer, I don't have the starters.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Witte Diesel question. 14 hp veritcal?
« on: November 30, 2012, 09:19:39 PM »
Did Witte ever make a 14hp vertical diesel? Found a fellow that claims he as one, says it has external valve push rods and solid flywheel. I don't know anymore more about it at this time. I'm having a hard time finding info on the history of the production of witte diesels.

Generators / Marine Gen Set-Heat recovery
« on: January 07, 2009, 01:49:58 PM »
A neighbor approached me last week wondering if I was interested in a older diesel Kohler Marine genset that he was no longer interested in. It does need some TLC but nothing I can't handle. Normally I never think twice about marine sets usually the word marine = $$$, however having a brother that just recently lost power for nearly two weeks in an ice storm. Then I remembered being in New England during the ice storm 10 years ago and loosing power for nearly a month. These extended run times got the old noggin thinking about the law of thirds and how much energy is being tossed out the door.

Now a marine setup already has the heat exchanger and water cooled exhaust manifold all in place. It wouldn't be very hard to plumb this into an existing hot water and heat system. I was doing some reading about heat recovery at this link:


Soot buildup seems to be the issue as you cool the exhaust from the engine. Not knowing very much about marine sets and how this is handled in any marine application that uses water cooled whether it be propulsion or making electricity. I was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on this for me before I jump into something that might be doomed from the get-go. Pulling the heat from a water cooled engine is pretty simple enough it's the exhaust portion that poses the problems.


Other Fuels / Kerosene additives for diesel eggines?
« on: December 15, 2008, 05:01:13 PM »
Just had 207 gal of home heating oil delivered today at 2.04/gal  :o . While I was talking with the guy I asked when he could make a delivery of Kerosene. He mentioned that he carried both on his truck and can fill me right now. I had him put 40 gal of kero in my 55 gal drum. I would like to use this for my tractors and back up diesel generator in case of an emergency. The tractor is a small 3 cyl Yanmar diesel engine that I use for plowing the driveway in the winter.The Generator is a Small 3 cyl Kubota engine. What do most people use to help #1/Kero lubricate the injection pumps? Should I mix a couple quarts of 20w engine oil to help the pumps lubricate?

Generators / rheostat instalation for voltage tweaking
« on: September 28, 2008, 08:17:06 PM »
For those of you that have added a rheostat for voltage tweaking or perhaps after installing a cap as is my case. What size rheostat have you used? I have a 12kw ST head and according the ST manual at http://www.utterpower.com/ST_manual.pdf they call for a 200w 5ohm rheostat. Is that correct or a typo? That's one honker of a rheostat. I have a few 25w 6 ohm rheostats that I had planned on using then I ran across that.   ???


Other Slow Speed Diesels / Deutz 2009 series engines
« on: March 31, 2008, 12:16:57 AM »
Anyone have any experience with these engines? I'm recently purchased a 4cyl to run a generator. These look to be direct injection engines, I'm not sure if that's really a positive or not  ??? I have a few Kubota D905 engines and am looking for something a bit bigger. Any input would be great. Thanks


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