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Listeroid Engines / Re: Lister Muffler Project
« on: April 15, 2021, 12:31:59 AM »
Good work, veggie. I have mine run through an old Freon tank with a small amount of steel wool in it. It never occurred to me to add a 2nd tank.
I run across the Freon tanks pretty often, and they're free so I think I will give it a try.

Listeroid Engines / Re: It's been a long road to my first post
« on: April 15, 2021, 12:15:01 AM »
Welcome aboard Brad, similarly I imported 6 'roids about 4 years ago and so far 1 is completed and hooked up to an ST generator and the other 5 are still in the crates.

Post a video when you get it running. It's good inspiration for the rest of us addicts ;D

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Is a 1115 a 1115 regardless of who makes it
« on: December 11, 2020, 10:14:44 PM »
This is where I got a spare head gasket for my ZS1130. I successfully compared the pictures and measurements to my spare head gasket which was damaged in transit.


Just to be clear, the video I submitted was something I found on Youtube; nothing to do with me whatsoever (unless drooling counts as something to do with me) ;D

Congrats on finally getting her running; it has been a long road.

I enjoy the rough-running and smoking old engines as well.

Here is one of my favorites


I'm not the only one, 6 million views in 10 years  :o

Listeroid Engines / Re: 6/1-8/1 650 VS 850 RPM and Iron VS Alu. pistons
« on: November 06, 2020, 12:08:08 AM »
FWIW when I fixed my Lister VA I replaced the original aluminum piston with a cast iron one and it didn't seem too badly off-balance; it just skated rather gently across the floor.
I realize this is opposite to what you are proposing to do, and it is certainly not running at 850 RPM but hey, nothing ventured nothing gained. There is a lot of info on this forum about engine balancing.

I was unable to free the stuck rings on the original piston, which is why I replaced it.

I have not run the engine very often, but I do have a new aluminum piston for it, when I get a chance to change it.


As you can see in the video, my son is standing on the wooden skid to help slow it's movement across the floor.

I am still looking for an original fan shroud for it, in case anyone has a lead on one.

Red Stone Engines / Re: Blast from the past
« on: August 31, 2020, 02:54:42 AM »
Hi Vista, nice story.
I too would like to see pics of your Redstone project please.

Engines / Re: ST1 cylinder head gasket
« on: August 31, 2020, 02:46:03 AM »
Hi Bob, I recently fixed an ST2 which had a stuck injector nozzle; maybe you could give that a check.

Engines / Re: TL2 fuel pumps
« on: June 21, 2020, 05:03:59 PM »
Hi Chef, I usually remove the delivery valve and holder. Check that the D valve is free to move in the body.
Next, push a small brass drift against the plunger (located in the center of the area beneath the delivery valve.)
Turn the engine a few revolutions, you should feel the plunger move back and forth. If no movement is felt, the plunger is stuck. Liquid Wrench is my Penetrating oil of choice.
If the plunger does not free itself, a gentle rap on the brass drift might be required to free it. You may have to turn the engine in a few different positions to ensure that the cam lobe is not directly under the pump.

Engines / Re: lister st1
« on: June 21, 2020, 04:47:50 PM »
I remove the bolts securing the bearing plate behind the flywheel. Flywheel, Bellhousing, Governor weight mechanism, Piston, rod and cylinder removed  of course.
Set the crankcase with crankshaft up in the press, supported outside the OD of the bearing plate. The crankcase will need to be elevated approximately 3" to allow the crankshaft and bearing plate to move downward.
Press the end of the Crankshaft only... Not the gear. I use a socket that is a bit smaller than the end of the crankshaft inside the gear, to press against.
The Crankshaft and bearing plate will come out the back of the crankcase, leaving the gear behind.
I use a 12 ton press for removal and installation of the gear.

Congratulations Jim, she sounds great. A very desirable engine.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Direction of rotation
« on: June 15, 2020, 01:16:59 AM »
Here is a PH2A that I did a job on some years ago.


Engines / Re: Lister LD2-newcomer
« on: June 06, 2020, 05:06:02 PM »
Welcome aboard Andrew079, in the meantime you could try the LR2 manual. My understanding is the LD is the predecessor to the LR, and very similar, if not identical engines.

You start here or elsewhere https://www.agrimanuals.com/lister-engine-manuals-374-c.asp

Note that these are not Workshop manuals, but if you inquire they might havew those as well.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Conrod
« on: May 04, 2020, 01:46:42 AM »
Congrats, and yes, a video would be great.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Conrod
« on: April 17, 2020, 03:40:13 PM »
+1 with listard-jp2.

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