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General Discussion / Re: Next! 16/2 Lister
« on: Today at 01:37:38 PM »
Before boring the center main I also had to straighten out out the #1 side outside main bearing casting. I used the 2" ground shaft that I use to balance flywheels as a mandrel. Shimmed the housing tight by wrapping some shim stock around the shaft. Drove it with a lathe dog. When cutting I also had a center in the tailstock holding the shaft.

General Discussion / Re: Next! 16/2 Lister
« on: Today at 01:28:20 PM »
The boring job
Found a length of 1 11/16" 1144 shafting in the rack to build the boring bar. Since somebody borrowed my 1/4 square broach and didnt bring it back I went with a 3/8" round hole a d used an old 3/8 drill bit to make the cutter. Two bushing were made up for a good fit inside the outside main bearings and a nice slip fit on the bar. To set the cutter I laid a straight edge across the bushings, The cutter is .001 proud over the straight edge. Took 7 hours to make all this, then 2 minutes to bore the center main shells using a slow drill for power. The center main web in this engine is twisted a bit, guessing from when the crank broke. Luckily Lister stayed with a thick babbit bearing which left plenty to straighten out the mess. Next guy might scratch his head but he will figure it out,,, if hes any good. Last pic is the shaft and cutter next to the center main ready to work, my phone is taking lousy pics, sorry.

General Discussion / Re: Next! 16/2 Lister
« on: November 30, 2022, 12:59:44 AM »
At this point we assume nothing with this engine!

General Discussion / Re: Next! 16/2 Lister
« on: November 29, 2022, 11:28:09 AM »
Once again this engine has bit me. Because it has a newer. crank I am guessing that it suffered a broken one at some point which is common with the Amish users. There is an issue with the main bearing alignment that frankly I have not sfigured out how it could be?? Started out with the crank shaft going into a bind when the outside bearing caps were snugged up. Carefully checking showed the alignment of the outer caps is OK. The Center main bearing checked out to be proper diameter BUT is too low, binding the crank when every thing is torqued up. How can that be other than some change in the block? possibly due to the crankshaft breakage? Anyway since I (foolishly) let somebody talk me out of my horizontal boring mill I am building a bar to bore the center main into alignment with the outer mains. Pics on that later. Shown is checking for a bent crank with simple tools, two wood blocks, two steel V blocks and an indicator.

General Discussion / Placing an India order soon. Need parts?
« on: November 28, 2022, 12:05:49 PM »
I am about to place my semi annual stock order for the shop.
Most but not all CS Lister and Listeroid parts are kept in stock however if anyone has need for  uncommonly used parts this would be a good opportunity to get them to the
states a good bit cheaper than an individual shipment. I will not jeopardize my shipment thus no complete engines or crankcase will be added.  Thanks!

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / NOS L48 Yanmar
« on: November 28, 2022, 01:04:01 AM »
I have a brand new electric start L48 Yanmar for sale, still in original box and packing. About 10 years old but in dry storage. Id like $750.00, it cost 2X that much new.

Listeroid Engines / Re: injector washer size - of 6/1
« on: November 27, 2022, 12:47:15 AM »
No way I can know where it's leaking, Look ???
If its not leaking at the line connection or return kine connection then it has to be leaking at the bottom. The tip is retained by a nut and can leak there.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Bamfords shop work
« on: November 26, 2022, 01:54:54 AM »
Ya of you give the European color codes to a paint supplier in the states your just going to get a dumb look. Our pigments must be different because they absolutely cannot match mid Brunswick green here. Ive tried with painted samples from England and some paint that A good friend here on LEF sent me.
 The Banford is painted with Rustoleum Hunter green, the closest thing Ive found here.

Listeroid Engines / Re: injector washer size - of 6/1
« on: November 26, 2022, 01:45:48 AM »
watch up top for a drip, if it isnt dripping from the line or the threaded adapter into the injector it has to be leaking from the body/tip junction who h is secured by the nut on the bottom of the injector, you have to remove the injector to check it.

General Discussion / Re: 4 days in ICU
« on: November 25, 2022, 11:59:36 AM »
Glad to hear yoybare OK. Yes the low carb diet works for most people. I lost 50 lbs on it 4 years ago and went off it due to being tired of eating same things. Back on it now to shed a few punds gained back.

Listeroid Engines / Re: injector washer size - of 6/1
« on: November 24, 2022, 06:38:50 PM »
Its not the washer or it would be blowing compression up past the injector. Most likely is the nut that retains the nozzle has lossened or you have a drip from the line running down.
The Harbor Freight washers are standard equipment on the injectors I work on.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Bamfords shop work
« on: November 24, 2022, 04:13:53 PM »
The Z10 ready to ship, made one phone call and sold it. Its not going to be a toy, will be pumping irrigation water to earn its keep. I removed the period correct fuel filter and added a nice RACOR unit in it's place.

General Discussion / Re: Next! 16/2 Lister
« on: November 24, 2022, 04:09:48 PM »
Going back together while waiting on sleeves. Anyone who has messed with twins knows its real easy to ding the crank shaft journals when wiggling it back in the block. Whoever was in this engine before must have stood back a threw it in! Major dings had to be addressed.

General Discussion / Re: Next! 16/2 Lister
« on: November 22, 2022, 02:16:28 PM »
Out with the garbage so corrections can begin. Welded a few beads in the sleeves to shrink them and knocked them out with a bar.

General Discussion / Re: Next! 16/2 Lister
« on: November 17, 2022, 06:27:11 PM »
The sleeve was either installed low or has sunk with pressure from the head gasket. Hard to say for sure which but it won't hold a head gasket very long thats for certain. Who ever butchered this engine didn't leave a step in the bottom of the cylinder to stop the sleeve,, but on the other one he did.

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