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General Discussion / Re: The future of electric Vehicles.
« on: April 25, 2018, 10:23:14 PM »
Dang, AdeV, I wish my shop was that neat!  At least light reaches the floor in some areas of your shop.

At least it looks like it's well balanced - no hopping around at all!

Changfa Engines / Re: I Don't Know One of These From Another - Neat YouTube
« on: February 06, 2018, 07:54:45 PM »
In the video it appears that the engine has a jackshaft mounted underneath with the (original?) flywheel mounted at the rear, and I'm assuming the original clutch behind that.  The jackshaft is belt driven by the engine.  So the normal clutch would work.

You need to be sure the bearings on the jackshaft can handle the force of the through-out bearing when the clutch pedal is pressed.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Lister CS 6/1 as form of rehab
« on: December 11, 2017, 03:17:00 AM »
Around here, there are two types of vehicles - pickups and targets.

I know, I drive a target...

Engines / Re: Hello from a new Lister D owner
« on: October 09, 2017, 09:36:53 PM »

Welcome to the forum.  Yes, the case of the condenser must be connected to a good ground.  You probably won't get much spark without that, and it will probably burn the points if you do get enough spark for it to run.  So you'll probably need to file the points, re-gap them, and fit a new condenser.

Remember that the forum is used world-wide, and many of us in the United States are geographically challenged.  So you could tell us what country you're in it would help us out...

General Discussion / Re: we have all thought to do this.... go on, admit it.
« on: September 08, 2017, 09:59:41 PM »
Noah didn't have a way to get his boat to the water either...

Generators / Re: Newb looking for some information about gen head
« on: July 27, 2017, 09:42:17 PM »
I'll take a wild guess based on what I see in the pdf you provided.  The armature (the part of the generator that turns) has two AC windings on it.  The first is for output power, and is center tapped.  The center tap is connected to slip ring #2, the two hot legs are connected to slip rings #1 and #3.  The second winding provides AC to power for the field (stationary) winding.  This winding is also connected to slip ring #2, and to slip ring "Q".  The brush for slip ring #2 is connected to ground, and also connected to one of the AC inputs to the bridge rectifier (square box on page 2 that is turned 45 degrees).  The brush on slip ring "Q" connects to the other AC input of the bridge rectifier.  Output from the rectifier is DC (pulsating DC) and powers the field winding thru wires labels "short" and "long".

I don't think the machine can be used for starting or providing DC out for battery charging.

But then I'm pretty much guessing at a long distance - it's kind of difficult to analyze without being right at the machine.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Just some eye candy
« on: July 12, 2017, 04:29:57 PM »
More likely from "Back to the Future"  ;D

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Just some eye candy
« on: June 29, 2017, 10:10:54 PM »
 When mounted in the rod the big end bearing I. D. should be 2.000.

Isn't that going to be a little tight?  2.000 inch bearing on a 2.498 inch shaft?  I suspect you meant 2.500 here... that or I've totally missed something.

Many years as a hobby welder and I also have had several mishaps with an electrode in the electrode holder.  Recently I was watching youtube videos attempting to improve my welding, and I noticed the weldor always removed the electrode from the holder prior to setting the holder down.  I didn't think much of it at the time, but I've started doing it and found it was much easier than I expected, and much less prone to disasters.  I thought it would be a hassle, but having done it a few times I find myself wondering why I didn't learn that years ago.

"How to run a lathe" by South Bend lathes comes recommended:


Congratulations on the new place.

I'm looking forward to seeing a new oil burner video from your new place, complete with the safety section!  I think I look forward to the safety section as much as the rest of the video  ;D

Lister Based Generators / Re: induction motor as generator fail
« on: April 10, 2017, 12:01:36 AM »
I keep asking myself "why bother?".  Why not use the solution that is known to work?  After you blow up a meter, a capacitor, and who knows how many electric loads, how much have you saved?  Why not just go buy a generator with an AVR, and be done with it?  Why mess with a touchy system that drops dead one minute, and goes wild the next?  Inquiring minds want to know...

That's way too high.  I wouldn't pay $250 for all 6, delivered.  (It's still April 1st here).

Listeroid Engines / Re: Injector Cam Timing
« on: March 09, 2017, 01:49:27 AM »
I think you need someone with a dial indicator to remove the injection pump and find the point on the flywheel (in degrees relative to TDC) where the injection lobe is at the maximum, based on a "known good" cam.  It would be good to know the total lift (maximum minus minimum) as well.

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