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Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: Nice and rusty
« on: March 21, 2014, 10:00:25 PM »
Re-listed due to a complete time waster, ebay is a good selling tool but it sure draws utter knobs at times.

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: Nice and rusty
« on: March 09, 2014, 09:11:19 AM »
Doesn't look so bad! We shipped a bunch over to the USA looking far worse than that!


There's 50 watchers so far but only 2 bids, time will tell.  :D

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Nice and rusty
« on: March 07, 2014, 05:27:38 PM »
Anyone fancy a real rebuild challenge?? I'm never going to get it done so it's up for sale, make me an offer if you like.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Casting void in Flywheel noted
« on: May 24, 2011, 09:04:55 PM »
To run or not, would I run it??????? Hell no!! :o :o If that broke loose god help anyone within a few hundred feet of it.

Well ,
    Though i am newbie but i am sure if he can remove that filling he could get a better idea .Guys if you come across this type of issue how would you solve it  ?

Good question Amarbir, the only way I can think of making that flywheel 'reasonably' safe to use is to have a mild steel tyre sweated onto it. I would go for at least a 1/4" tyre and I would have both wheels done. Having said that, looking at the photos of the offending flywheel, the casting of the spokes looks doubtful too and begs the further question, what is the state of the rest of the engine.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Casting void in Flywheel noted
« on: May 23, 2011, 08:52:51 PM »
To run or not, would I run it??????? Hell no!! :o :o If that broke loose god help anyone within a few hundred feet of it.

Listeroid Engines / Re: 6/1 Listeroid Kit Progress - Test Run
« on: May 09, 2011, 08:42:15 PM »
Nicely done.  I really like the sensible size and look of the aluminum radiator but I have to ask.

What's the battery for?


To power the cooling fan I would think!! Nice set up but if you don't mind me saying I would charge the battery with a charger running off the main genny. Reason being that the car alternator you have fitted will be using more engine energy than the battery will need to keep it topped up.

Engines / Re: SL3 engine oil viscosity
« on: April 20, 2011, 10:53:30 PM »
I'd go for 15/40 mineral, or 10/30 if you can get it. Oil has come on a long way this past fifty years. 

Lister Based Generators / Re: Rubber Pads for Gnerator Mount
« on: April 18, 2011, 01:20:39 PM »

I'd be great if you posted pics and more details if possible.

Sounds like a nice system.



I'd like to see some pictures too please. Thanks. Rob  :)

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Container Shippment
« on: April 10, 2011, 07:46:51 PM »
If I had the money I'd buy every Lister CS that comes up for sale and keep them here in Blighty where they belong.  ;D

General Discussion / Re: NOT ENGINE RELATED
« on: March 22, 2011, 09:01:08 PM »

General Discussion / Re: NOT ENGINE RELATED
« on: March 22, 2011, 08:17:32 PM »
Good god!!!!!! I've read some doom and gloom but this lot beats it all.  ;D
I do what I want and me dorris does what she wants, and we do some stuff together, job sorted. ;D ;D
I could not tollerate a wife that tried to control me.
Come on you lot, sing along.......Always look on the bright side of life :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Good information there needenginerunnin, reccon it's about time we had your CS running again mate.  ;D ;D

Lister Based Generators / Re: Governor modifications
« on: April 09, 2010, 09:36:49 PM »
Forgive me but why try to fix what aint broken  ???


Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: I'm REALLY a 650'er now!!
« on: April 02, 2010, 08:47:42 AM »
You limeys are really starting to annoy me, the luckyiest sod on the planet is a bit of an understatement, BTW, what the heck is that floating in the one coffee cup?

Every day I walk past my SOM and think to lucky sod ;D ;D
That "cup of coffee" is actually soup!


Original Lister Cs Engines / I'm REALLY a 650'er now!!
« on: April 01, 2010, 10:06:52 AM »
Following on from my original thread here.
I’ve REALLY joined the 650 RPM club now. I must be the luckiest sod on the planet for I managed to buy a complete Start O Matic just five miles down the road from me.
Pulled the head off to make sure everything was ok and found it to be like new inside. Next off came the crankcase door, again it’s like new in there, removed the splash guard and drained the oil, wiped it all out to reveal nice red paint, refilled with new oil. The original wick fuel filter looked ok so I filled it with diesel and bled the pump.
Then came the big moment, as I’d not checked the electrics out I decided to try for a start up with the handle, despite my best efforts the old bugger refused to fire up, by now I was well and truly knackered.
Time for a bit of a rest from swinging the handle so I coupled up two 12 volt batteries, no smoke or sparks came forth so I thought, here goes and pressed the start button on the wall box, to my absolute amazement the engine began to turn. Flushed with success I applied an electrical load and again the engine began to turn. This time I let it go and after about 30 seconds of turning the engine came to life.
Next day I got the local farmer with his Teleporter to lift the lot of my trailer. With the help of my mate ‘Needenginerunnin’ we rigged up a temporary exhaust suspended from the engine crane, temporary fuel tank suspended in the trees, hose pipe trickling water into the top hose, long electrical lead round the house to the washing machine and off it went, runs like a well oiled sewing machine.

PS: Sorry about those annoying pop ups when you view the photos, I don't know how to stop them.

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