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Listeroid Engines / Re: How To Choose A Radiator
« on: September 11, 2023, 08:08:13 PM »
I don't mean to go off topic in this thread... But I am gonna a little bit.  Sorry sir petteroid...

Cujet I have read quite a few of your posts over the last few years... I know you have been around here since the beginning.. My question is were you one of the original fella's to make the hollow oil dippers ? I know xyzer was one as well. Was wondering if you have them installed in your engines? 

Thanks.. and sorry again op..

Listeroid Engines / Re: How To Choose A Radiator
« on: September 10, 2023, 10:34:22 PM »
Cujet, that is a great setup. Run's really nice. Is that a small 120 volt pump near the generator end underneath the overflow tank? I hope to keep mine compact like that when finished.

Changfa Engines / Re: Changfa 1115 knocking
« on: September 02, 2023, 10:01:03 PM »
Also maybe double check that the flywheel nut is properly tightened.. 

And also the nuts that hold the pulley on to the flywheel.
If either of these have loosened a bit, it will make some pretty loud knocking..

But as others have said these engines knock during startup to full speed..  Nature of the beast with these engines.

Lister Based Generators / Re: Books on Alternators
« on: July 14, 2023, 10:56:59 PM »
Mobile bob on this forum has met Bill rodgers the author of that book a few times.. He was going to ask the him about releasing more copies. As I wanted that book about a year ago, and it is no longer on amazon kindle or anywhere else.. I never really persued it after that. Kinda of forgot about it until this post about it.

It must be on a pdf format somewhere if it was once for sale on Amazon..

But Mobile Bob would be the guy to ask..  Maybe send him a pm.

Changfa Engines / Re: Changfa s1115 value?
« on: July 08, 2023, 05:43:02 PM »
Cost you about $800-1000 to ship that $200 engine to the US.  I would grab that that engine if I were you and that is what you are looking for. I dont know where you are from but $500 is pretty reasonable asking price for a new s1115 engine.

It is hard to see, but looks like the engine tag says SR2. ?? Just wondering..

Engines / Re: Changfa DRAG RACING
« on: April 10, 2023, 10:37:23 PM »
They are diesels.. they do put out black smoke for a few seconds.. They most likely are adding some additives to the fuel.. Some top secret bio diesel??  I wound not think they are going to modify all those diesels to run on gasoline.

Listeroid Engines / Re: 800 hours on 16/2...Toilet Paper Filter
« on: February 18, 2023, 03:30:06 PM »
The links do not work for me..

Things I want to Buy / Re: need parts to rebuild ST1 engine
« on: February 17, 2023, 11:03:17 PM »
I have the ST1 complete service manual in pdf form. It describes what you are asking on pages 59-61..

It looks like forum will not let me upload the complete document.. But I can copy and paste the link .. try this..


Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: Metro 6/1 setup and ready to go
« on: February 03, 2023, 10:43:18 PM »
That did not take long.. keeping the 25/2 I hope ??

Listeroid Engines / Re: 12/2 Gib key will not budge
« on: January 14, 2023, 11:31:20 PM »
''I had a stuck gib-key.  Nothing would move it.  So, I wound up machining a jig that fit perfectly into the key-way. Then, I spotted and drilled a "pilot hole" in the jig, that would keep the drill bit perfectly centered in the jig, ergo also the key.  A long drill bit of ~ 3/8 inch (I really don't remember) drilled it out.  I saved that jig in the Listeroid "fix-it" box, just in case I needed it again.''

That is a great tip.. In fact I was almost going to do something like that for one of the flywheels.

Listeroid Engines / Re: 12/2 Gib key will not budge
« on: January 14, 2023, 07:51:11 PM »
Made some progress with the needle scaler.. It has some sand hidden in pockets here and there.. I was expecting more. But have not finished it yet either..

The India assemblers spend so much time with that lousy bondo/plaster filler to make the outside as smooth as possible before they paint them.. 

Would that time be better spent with an old needle scaler and a little air compressor?  Even just 30 minutes would do alot for the sand problems in the crankcases.  They never even painted under where the cylinders and lifter blocks sit from underneath.

I guess this engine was barely run, bearings have some marks, but I think everything is going to be reuseable after cleaning all the parts.  Hopefully I got lucky. ::)

Listeroid Engines / Re: 12/2 Gib key will not budge
« on: January 11, 2023, 09:09:42 PM »
This one has some as well. Even a little is to much. But I am gonna flip this thing upside down. And get everything I can.

Listeroid Engines / Re: 12/2 Gib key will not budge
« on: January 11, 2023, 06:21:39 PM »
Well done Keith71, brute force and ignorance sometimes works, I should know, they don`t come anymore brutish or ignorant than me!
Did you get both flywheels off?
Will you be posting pics of the engine restoration?


Yes both flywheels and crankshaft end housings are off.
Sure, I will include a few different pictures and angles of a coffee mug filled with casting sand 8)

Listeroid Engines / Re: 12/2 Gib key will not budge
« on: January 10, 2023, 08:26:58 PM »
 I get what you were saying 38ac..  I should have just never posted the pic of that tool after 2 days of on and off beating on it.. It was a poor representation of what I was trying to show.. I kept adding different pieces of metal to the tool as I was going along instead of making something new each time. You guy's must have said what the hell is that thing lol.

But anyway I guess my biggest problem was I was using your advice 2 days before you posted it. About wacking the flywheel in while the puller was on it..  I was just not hitting it hard enough. Not nearly.. After I read your post I went out there and hit it like I meant it and how you said to do it, and whatta ya know it moved...

Guess I was worried to much about the India cast iron flywheel quality and thought I might break the dam thing..
Those flywheels are stronger than they get credit for..

So thank you 38ac.

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