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Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / 12/1 Powerline
« on: January 11, 2011, 04:09:44 PM »
Looking to sell my Powerline 12/1.  I bought new and stripped down cleaned and painted inside with Gyptal.  Tappets squared and crank polished with new mains.  Also using xyzer' Dipper.
Every thing on frame 7.5k generator Radiator and electric water pump.  Ran about 5/6 times for 3 hours.  This bitch is heavy! It didnt help adding all the extra steel.
Located in Butte Montana.
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Make offer.

Engines / Holy Jumping Listeroid Batman
« on: February 09, 2010, 11:34:55 PM »
I have a Powerline 12/1 with counter balance weights on the crank.  I bought this new last winter.  I disassembled it, cleaned it, had the crank polished and put new rod bearing in it.  I even painted it with Gyptal.  I put everything back together and cranked it up.  A little jumpy on the wood 6x6's ,not at full rpm's, but I just wanted to see if it would run.  It did.  I finally got the framing done and the generator mount finished.  Bolted everything together and it looked good.  Got around to pouring a 3x5x2 foot block of concrete to mount it on the beginning of this winter.  After everything was bolted and welded down i ran it and set the rpm with a laser tach.  Rpm not quite 980 on the engine and 1800 on the 7.5kw generator.  I have got to run it about 5 to 6 times for about 2 to 3 hours at a time.  The problem that I have noticed is vibration, a lot of vibration.  It is so bad that I can see the 4500 pound block of concrete move a little.  Everything is shaking on this thing, although not violently.  It has even shaken the rubber of the fuel tank straps and broken welds on the frame mounts.   
I had hoped to use this unit to power our off grid home this winter when the solar panels could not keep up.  But I have decided not to run it until I can get the vibration under control.  I'm afraid that some major will brake on the engine besides some of the welds on the frame.
Can anyone help me get the vibration under control ?

I have tried to post picts but they dont seem to come up.  I have them in the listerenginegallery under mike.


Engines / Radiator for 12/1
« on: April 12, 2009, 03:04:41 PM »
Im looking at using a radiator for my 12/1 and found one for a Suzuki Samurai 1.3l gas car.  It has mounting flanges on the side, 1 1/8 inch connections with 2 rows of down flow cooling and the core size is 15x13.75 inches.  I'll have to use a fan to help cool it.  What you guys think?  Is there any thing else out there that may be better?

Engines / Valve Clearance
« on: April 11, 2009, 05:38:28 AM »
Ok Im getting ready to try to start my Powerline 12/1 and I need to set the valve clearances.  The manual that came with the engine doesnt have the info in it for a 12/1.  Nor does the web site at poweranand,com    Anyone with a 12/1 got clearances?

Engines / Camshaft gear
« on: March 29, 2009, 06:33:53 AM »
Well I have started to put my 12/1 powerline back together.  While I was cleaning the sharp edges an left ovet metal of the cam gear I found one tooth that must have had some bad casting.  About 1/4 to 1/3 of the tooth is gone from one end of the gear.  I cleaned it up with a dremel tool in hopes that I could get it ti work.  Now Im wandering if that is a good idea to try and save the gear.  I dont know how much of a strain that would put on that tooth.
There is a lot of crap in  this engine that could have been caught if only a little time was spent inspecting the quality.  Im no expert just visual looking could have gone a long way.

Engines / Cam Shaft Taper Pin
« on: March 10, 2009, 03:37:57 AM »
Well Im on the hunt for a taper pin that holds the cam shaft retainer bushing.
I purchased a No:6 and a No:7 pin only to find that the no:6 almost drops thru
and the no:7 doesnt fit the hole.  This is on a Powerline 12/1

Engines / Over Sized Big End Rod Bearing
« on: January 14, 2009, 05:23:52 AM »
Well Im dieing to start my new Powerline 12/1 but it looks like I might have to do some crank work.  I have been putting together my set up when I noticed something grainy in the sump and some very fine black something on the crank case side walls..  I have washed it out as best I can but now Im wandering if I should tear eveything apart.  I am fighting the urge to hurry up and finish and put oil in her.  I also thought I should check the Main bearing. What I found was some scratches in the bearing shells.  Not to deep I think, but did notice one scratch going around the inside near the crank shaft oil hole.  I checked the crank and sure enough there is a scratch in the crank.  I can feel it with my finger and definitely feel it with my finger nail.  Im not sure if I should pull the crank out and polish it or just put it back together and run it as is.  If I pull it Im going to need oversize bearings.  Any one with over size bearings?


Engines / 6/1 Engine Rebuild Spec's
« on: December 15, 2008, 04:22:38 AM »
Well I have started to tear down the Omega 6/1 to check it out.  When I start to put it back together I would like some torque spec's for the critical Items, head bolts, rod caps ect.  Is there a source of information or a pdf file that can be had with this info? 

Engines / Which Engine Oil?
« on: November 21, 2008, 11:56:39 PM »
Greetiings all.  I am the new owner of an Omega 6/1.  I went to the trucking termnal last night and picked it up.  I got the manual out and read through it.  Needless to say it was a short read.  The thing that got my attention was the oil that they recomended.  Im not sure which oil to use.  The oil that was listed I cant find here in my area. Right now the temp is begining to drop, 20 to 30 F. The manual recomended anywhere from 10w to 40w but nothing on multi weight oil.  I was able to pick up some Shell Rotella 10w30 .  Is this a suitable oil for these types of engines?  If not what would you suggest.  The engine has no oil filter just splash/

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