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Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: New waste oil Burner.
« on: July 03, 2020, 05:42:03 AM »
What about using a plumbing Tee instead of an elbow and voila, you have a cleanout at the bottom ?
 
Would stainless take the heat, or does it need steel parts ?

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Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: New waste oil Burner.
« on: June 29, 2020, 06:49:01 AM »
Here, what is called "steel wool" is hair fine fibers of steel, which actually burn and rust up real easy. 

Something from a boat yard called Brass Wool (for scrubbing finish and crud off boats without leaving iron bits to create rust streaks) wouldn't oxidize as fast, but may melt from heat.   Maybe stainless wool ?  or something like coarse stainless chips & spirals from a machine lathe

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Lister 12/2
« on: June 27, 2020, 06:36:32 AM »
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What is the thinking?  The valve opens to allow crankcase pressure to escape as the piston descends?  Or do I have that ass-about-face?   

Yep, the valve allows air to be blown out, and then builds a vacuum as the piston goes up (as I understand it)

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Lister 12/2
« on: June 26, 2020, 04:22:49 PM »
Is the crankcase flapper valve actually working (that's what creates the vacuum) and the paper thin steel not rusted thru ?

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Generators / Re: Standby generator
« on: June 18, 2020, 03:47:38 PM »
Running your well pump, you need a large enough alternator to manage the starting surge and the Power Factor of the lousy motor.

The engine flywheel should handle the starting surge (1 second) and the Power Factor is the style/quality of the core and windings of the alternator

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Group order from India
« on: June 18, 2020, 01:52:02 AM »
The quality is going to be a driving factor.  If they are full of bad parts, it may take 5 engines to piece together 1 good one.  And the final fit and finish, has been a problem too, along with the beach sand

When those problems are solved, you may get some interest.

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Generators / Re: Advice
« on: June 16, 2020, 05:44:11 AM »
You are getting views, but have not given enough information to begin to guess about the cause.  So my guess is everything
Check all the brushes
Ohm out the windings, generation and excitation.
Check the excitation rectifier
and finally as a last step, look up instructions on how to "Flash" a generator.   I use a 12V jumpstart pack and a automotive taillight bulb to limit amps.

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Petteroids / Re: PETTERS UNIVERSAL "M" TYPE OIL ENGINE
« on: June 10, 2020, 06:50:00 AM »
Are you sure those nuts are the stud nuts ?   It seems very unusual for a high stress application, to use brass.

Is it possible they are only for the water jacket, and the head studs & nuts are buried someplace else ?

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Petteroids / Re: PETTERS UNIVERSAL "M" TYPE OIL ENGINE
« on: June 10, 2020, 04:56:08 AM »
Brass nuts would have very light torque as brass is quite soft/weak. So be careful, and go easy on them, hardly more than finger tight, IMHO.

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General Discussion / Re: MANUALS OF ALL KIND OF STATIONARY ENGINES
« on: June 08, 2020, 12:03:49 AM »
Awesome, the engine community thanks you

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Hi Gentles

Here is the link to share de manuals

1 - https://drive.google.com/file/d/11ICsZzRlgjd_g3eD7d7YOYxtA4nsLsbL/view?usp=sharing

2 - https://drive.google.com/file/d/15GIm1wVboPB-CwJwEYBqDljNkg6Odwcf/view?usp=sharing

Make good use of them.

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Engines / Re: Lister Sr1 Identification and parts help
« on: June 05, 2020, 11:17:24 PM »
Look closely at the fins, the side with the dirt/dust is the leading side

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Engines / Re: Lister LD2-newcomer
« on: June 04, 2020, 09:38:40 PM »
....... Try to avoid synthetic oil. .......

Why do you say that ?  Other than expense, what would be the issue ?

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Engines / Re: Electromotive Series of Metals and your Engine
« on: May 31, 2020, 01:00:25 AM »
Thanks !

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Does water flow around 6/1 posts?
« on: May 21, 2020, 06:42:24 AM »
..... I may try putting a copper washer under the nuts on my head studs. 

That may just hide the problem until the studs rust through

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