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Welcome back VP glad to hear your on the mend. When I fit those banjo fittings I soft solder them but this is under gravity fed petrol engines. Look forward to seeing the German on display in July and to see what you find next to play with.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Bamford in a box
« on: May 22, 2024, 05:04:58 AM »
I will take one on but you probably wont see it ever again. Freight to Oz is dear but Im patient. I think we call them DOwdy washers but in the past I've simply annealed the copper washer and it sealed again.

General Discussion / Re: Lister RS1 Magneto short circuit to casing
« on: March 20, 2024, 10:10:34 AM »
Well done to you for resolving the problem. Im not sure what it is you did so if you have a pic or two that may help my small mind put it together.

General Discussion / Re: Lister RS1 Magneto short circuit to casing
« on: March 19, 2024, 10:23:36 AM »
Well done to you for resolving the problem. Im not sure what it is you did so if you have a pic or two that may help my small mind put it together.

Engines / Re: FR2... going to try to start it. Advice?
« on: March 08, 2024, 10:19:16 AM »
I suggest you replace the fuel filter now b efore you startputting new fuel through. Yes, you do need to bled the system at every point along the fuel lines. Once confirmed it starts run it slowly so to give it time to warm up then increase the revs a little bit but not flog it.
Then do all the rest of the fluids in the engine, oils and coolant and filters. These are tough engines and with a bit of care now will outlast the rebuilt genset again.

Engines / Re: Slip....kerplunk!
« on: March 07, 2024, 10:18:20 AM »
38ac, I've never said it, but I just read about it!   
Sounds like a lot of work on something that is almost bullet proof and would take a slight out of balance issue and laugh at it.
Look forward to hearing about how it runs and hope you haven't wasted a lot of swear words for nought.

Engines / Re: which engine oil for the lister D
« on: March 07, 2024, 10:13:28 AM »
Not sure of quantity for your engine. It will either have a dip stick in the filler hole or a flat section just below the opening. Do a Google search for a manual for your engine, it is surprising what can turn up for free. Sorry that I cant offer any more than that but other members will log in and be ab le to help more than me.
I only have 1 Lister, a CD 8Hp tropical model and it has a dry sump set up

Engines / Re: which engine oil for the lister D
« on: March 06, 2024, 10:30:23 AM »
Do  not use any synthetic oils.
Remember these engines were built a long time ago and I only use SAE30 in all my petrol/kero engines. There are newer oils that are lighter but I simply dont like or trust them.
In cold climate you can use a lighter SAE oil or in hit climate go heavier. I get both extremes here and stick with the SAE30

Engines / Re: Slip....kerplunk!
« on: March 06, 2024, 10:26:34 AM »
How much difference was there in the compression between the 2 cylinders?
Sounds like a big effort for whole lot of trouble.
Glad you got it back.
So what is the compression like now with all that silicone packed in there?

Hi VP,
Happy New Year to you. Its been a while since Ive logged in because Ive been busy restoring a 3hp Buzacott then have been doing some of the many lawn mowers I have in our collection.
While your feeling the cold and snow we are under heat wave conditions with high humidity which I cant cope with too well. So half days of play then some reading up on some things of interest. WE are ab out to hook the caravan up and start doing a lot of kilometers again and see more of our country.
Love your rotary hoe and pallet truck. Many years back I woked sellin g tyres and wheels for forklifts and we would remake the poly urethane tyres by bonding new poly onto the wheels.
Hope the wooden blocks solve the rocking of your trolley so please keep us informed.

Engines / Re: Lister SR1 oil filter conversion
« on: February 02, 2024, 10:15:23 AM »
I no longer have my SR2 engine which is virtually the same with an extra cylinder. There should be a plug you remove that accesses the oil gallery. You will need a "T" piece to be bale to run both a gauge and warning system. Not sure about the upgrade on the oil filter I dont know about but changing over the old cartridge types is just as easy to do just not as clean to do so.

Engines / Re: Lister Blackstone ER6
« on: December 12, 2023, 04:00:27 AM »
Hi mate and welcome,
I got lucky doing a Google search for an SR2 engine a long time back and was a free dowload.
It would be real handy if the Forum could or would be allowed to start a new thread listing manuals in pdf form for all to read or download.  But I think there might be copy right issues

General Discussion / Re: Another 6/1 project
« on: November 30, 2023, 03:39:51 AM »
That too is another issue I have, 2 bad shoulders. Both have been operated on and on e of them twice with little succss even after doing everything by the book.
Since I stripped down my CD8hp I have had it running after I belted it up to the pto belt drive and ran it for a while then actually did get to hand crank it a couple of times but have not been able to get over the compression more than  2 or 3 times since.
Yep aging can be fun  with not worrying about what people think but the side effects of all those things we did wrong when a lot younger catch up with you, bugga!

General Discussion / Re: Another 6/1 project
« on: November 28, 2023, 10:20:12 AM »
Nice find 38ac. Decisions are always hard. I have to sell my CD8hp because is just too heavy for me to handle  now with 2 bad shoulders. But in the mean time I'm still rebuilding other smaller engines that I can handle. About to get a fast learning curve on welding cast iron on a cylinder block with a 5" long frost crack and is a Buzacott 3hp

Engines / Re: White smoke, pump timing
« on: November 22, 2023, 10:01:39 AM »
Glad you solved the issue but I am puzzled why only one cylinder not both were bloke white smoke. Yes I am still sceptical of dunny roll filters.

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