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Engines / Re: Lister A Junior
« on: January 27, 2023, 05:15:13 AM »
G'day hound and welcome to the Forum. I dont have anything on the Lister A but I have been able to use Google to find the manuals I have needed online and free to download. I can't remember if this site has a section of PDF manuals so go to the home page and use the search function to find out.
Is there anything in particular you need to know?

General Discussion / Re: Is this Lister important?
« on: January 20, 2023, 10:06:50 AM »
We trampled through that park about 6 months ago and enjoyed it very much. Thank you for letting us know where it is. I'm over on the coast at Coopernook near Taree. If possible keep us inmformed as to what is inteneded to happen to this litle beauty.

General Discussion / Re: Is this Lister important?
« on: January 20, 2023, 05:10:22 AM »
Yes it is a common engine but being a genset it has more value than just an engine alone. If it is going to be removed please don't scrap it and let us know what National Park and State it is in and then could find someone with interest in the complete set up.
If possible what State and district is it in?

Engines / Re: Lister CD8 Diesel
« on: January 18, 2023, 09:58:15 AM »
Thanks Bob for your kind thoughts and help during the restoration, if you can call it that.
Some that know mw well would suggest that I am 'stubbourn' rather than perseverance or determination which I got from Granny.
Ray the engine was named after my late Dad and I had the engine running in a fashion and he saw and heard not long before he passed. This model engine took him back to when he was a boy on a dairy farm having to start it up for the water for the dairy and market garden. I still remember the look in his eyes as he listened to it tick over.  Love and miss you dearly Pa.

Engines / Re: Lister CD8 Diesel
« on: January 18, 2023, 04:00:41 AM »
Here Ray is under load, well a little bit. This piece of over 100 years old hardwood sure smokes well. The first side had a nail in it and sparks came off that quite well so I turned it over and made smoke. I think I found a small issue but will investigate that later to confirm. I have had Ray on full throttle and he tossed more black smoke out but guess this is because the new rings are not bedded in yet. Happy he is starting off the starter motor/crank handle again. After his long run the heat was evenly spread around the cylinder and head. The radiator top tank was warm to hot and bottom warm only so the thermo syphyon is working. It is also amazing how much air that fan draws though the radiator and this is with out a shroud that was on the original radiator.
Bloody Happy as.

Engines / Re: Lister CD8 Diesel
« on: January 18, 2023, 03:48:30 AM »
Here Ray is running on the throttle set position on the rack/fuel pump. I guess this is for when he is running a generator, it is a small piece of metal that throws over and stops the rack from opening up to full position. He has now run for well over half a hour with no previous issues showing up. I have had him opened up to full throttle for a short time and more black smoke came out but I guess this is because the new rings have not bedded in yet.

Engines / Re: Lister CD8 Diesel
« on: January 18, 2023, 03:37:25 AM »
Start eating your popcorn.
Well it took a lot to get set up so the belt didn't come off and then it took a while to not just fire but keep running but he did it. This is the very beginning of the mosquito control for our little village, more to come.

Engines / Re: Lister CD8 Diesel
« on: January 17, 2023, 10:00:03 AM »
Hi Bob,
Ray has had his first couple of smokes and black for some reason. The extra compression at the moment is what is holding me back as it puts a lot of stress on both stuffed shoulders. Before it was far easier and started after 2 swings on the handle. Yeah the start ya bastard is back on the shelf and once I get Lorry moved forward, batteries on charge over night, then have to align David and away Ray should go.
All being well Ray will be on video tomorrow, I hope.  :o   ::)

Engines / Re: Lister CD8 Diesel
« on: January 17, 2023, 03:44:01 AM »
Put the fuel tank and filter on and bled the system then the radiator went on. This radiator had to replace the original honey comb one (in the shed) as it is way past repair. This one came from a Toyota Hilux and with some slight modification and a new mounting bracket I made up plus the steady half way down it works a treat. Note the modified radiator cap because it is a thermo syphon system not pressurised.
After some cranking with my bad shoulders I got some smoke, blue at first now black. It almost want to start up but I run out of power to keep cranking the starter motor as I call it. Just to see if it would get me over the line I tried some start ya bastard and again I ran out of steam.
So tomorrow it is time to belt the bastard up to the David Brown tractor and give it what for.

Engines / Re: Lister CD8 Diesel
« on: January 16, 2023, 03:15:34 AM »
Next is a nice easy job, setting the rocker gear to 0.008" cold as by the manual. Still cant get past these being roller rockers on a slow speed engine. Fan and top radiator hose connection fitted, fan belt on and adjusted. Fuel tank bracket on which doubles as a cover of the water jacket in the head. This is the side that had all the dirt in it. Blow the whistle, full time for the day.

Engines / Re: Lister CD8 Diesel
« on: January 16, 2023, 03:03:15 AM »
This morning once I had done all the research on various insurances for one of the cars I made it outside. First is a picture of the copper gasket sealant I have used in the past and it works well. I coated the top of the piston with a smear of grease first then sprayed. After coating both sides of the copper gasket and the head I dropped it in place, boy these are heavy heads. I lubed everything in and around the rockers and push rods and I leave the exhaust facing down when not in use. Nest is a close up of the injector and the roller rockers, very high tech for its age. Finally, setting the gap at 0.008" cold as stated by the manual.

Engines / Re: Lister CD8 Diesel
« on: January 16, 2023, 02:44:39 AM »
God bless the Amish!

Engines / Re: Lister CD8 Diesel
« on: January 15, 2023, 09:46:00 PM »
Forgot I did not have a 4.5" ring compressor so I joined 2 hose clamps to do the job. Then had the fun Of getting the bottom end cap for the big end bearing in and on the bolts. Took ages to get one of the split pins through the hole but finally won that race. Fitted front and rear covers, oil tank and fuel pump.

Engines / Re: Lister CD8 Diesel
« on: January 15, 2023, 10:40:26 AM »
Well the bottom end is all back together this morning with piston in bore, big end done up and external covers back on with new gaskets, fuel pump in place as is the external oil tank. Will tell more and post some pics tomorro, I had to go out and have some fun this afternoon.

Engines / Re: Big end torque settings
« on: January 15, 2023, 10:38:24 AM »
I think there is a torque spec in a manual somewhere but I fitted my big ends up today and it is just as you said, tighten very tight and the split pin fits. I marked my rod, cap and nuts so they all went back the same way. I had to use a pipe on abar to undo the big end nuts so did the same doing them up.

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