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Lister Based Generators / Re: HELP WITH LISTER ST2A 14 H.P.
« on: April 04, 2020, 03:50:44 PM »
My SR2 has a linkage between the two decompression levers, so they both move in parallel

Engines / Re: TL2 oil filter
« on: March 28, 2020, 06:20:31 PM »
I doubt that that would cause any problems, but I am far from being an expert, so lets wait for a few more opinions.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Resurrection of a Lister 12/2 -
« on: March 24, 2020, 01:13:56 PM »

For me this engines are just a challenge to put them alive (regardless some money thrown to south - rather for parts then for pharmacie), and they are not intended to be put on service. Just to get me busy and amused.

Cheers, and stay safe.

Mine works.  I am offgrid, with a rather small system (3KVA), so when I need to weld or run any machinery, then I fire up the Lister.  Probably doing an average of about 10hrs per month

Stay safe too.  We are entering lockdown for the next 3 weeks, so have no choice.


2nd - To Dax21 ( said "i doubt that that cart would last 5 minutes with my Sr2 standing on it". the kart worked well to take the iron out of the shack, and after rufurbished and rotated to fit as is now. Dax, feel free to save planning of the kart, and put the SR2 on it!


Glad it worked for you.  My SR2 is permanently mounted on a huge concrete block (1.6x0.5x0.5m).  When and if I ever need to move it, it will be with a 3T chainblock onto the back of my pick-up

General Discussion / Re: C-19
« on: March 24, 2020, 06:51:22 AM »
We have just passed the 400 infections mark, no deaths as yet, and are going into lockdown from midnight on Thursday.  This will last for 21 days and only essential services will be operating.  People will only be allowed to leave their houses to seek medical help, buy food, draw cash and other emergencies.  Not looking forward to it.  There is going to be an ungodly rush on the supermarkets and fuel stations in the next 2 days.  Luckily, I am rural and self sufficient with water and power.

General Discussion / Re: C-19
« on: March 22, 2020, 07:13:16 PM »
Pretty close to South African slang which would be "howzit" [how is it (going)?]

General Discussion / Re: Prospecting Humor
« on: March 18, 2020, 04:41:24 PM »
Yip, must be a US thing.  I have no clue as to the funny side.  Didn't want to be the first to admit though, so hats off to AdeV for being brave.

Engines / Re: Kohlor 8.5 kw with Lister SR2
« on: March 16, 2020, 07:30:02 AM »
Taylor is not a friend, just a neighbor of whom I was aware is living off grid. i gifted the generator to him then when it left my yard became history.

He's in his mid thirty's by my standards still a kid.

I sense some hostility here.  Glort is obviously a far better person than I (and probably loads more sensible), as I would be livid with the guy and certainly would let him know

Engines / Re: Kohlor 8.5 kw with Lister SR2
« on: March 15, 2020, 08:04:07 AM »
No, that is so sad.  The idiot should be keelhauled and if he survives, be forced to rebuild under supervision, at his cost.

Was thinking of using 4 or 6 12V computer fans, wired in series or parallel depending on the panel, when I find an old one at the right price.  Would build them into a plywood bow mounted in the apex of the pitched roof.

I would be very interested, if the price is right.  Our Rand is not doing so well at the moment, so $1 US costs us about R17.  I would like to run a fan or two in my kitchen.  When the sun shines the fan must run.

Changfa Engines / Re: AIr Cooled Chinese L186 Diesel Injector Pump R&R
« on: March 13, 2020, 07:11:35 AM »
Was also the first thing that i noticed.  What a wanker.

Things I want to Buy / Re: 6-1 parts
« on: January 23, 2020, 08:34:38 AM »
You might want to check you lube oil for fuel dilution, 

Is there a way to check without sending a sample and $50 to a lab ?

Yes, there is.  Not difficult to rub it between your fingers and "feel" the viscosity, i.e., maybe a bit thinner.  Not an exact science, but mechanics have been doing it for a century.  Also won't give you cancer.

General Discussion / Re: Car engine ignition conversion
« on: January 23, 2020, 08:26:36 AM »

If there is a Basic aftermarket  computer available, that would be great.

In SA we have two that I know of, Spitronics and Dicktator

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