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Lister Based Generators / Re: Lister TS2 slow to shut off.
« on: January 30, 2020, 09:30:23 PM »
Dirt in the fuel or failing seal on the fuel solenoid?

Listeroid Engines / Re: DIY Short block
« on: January 29, 2020, 09:44:51 AM »

Glort....my Man.
I feel your troubles and sympathize with you. I am a fully-semi qualified USA non-certified photography inspector and interpreter.
I invite you, and I implore you to send me samples of the work that troubles you for my complete evaluation and recommendation.
PLEASE, do not hold back, as difficult as it must be. Send any and all renditions of your works that have the least concern or that which you feel is troubling in nature, and I shall DO my best to analyze, disseminate, and fully inspect. Huh....Then work out, and report back to you with my findings. DO not delay, and send them ASAP. Your well being depends on immediate action.

Listeroid Engines / Re: DIY Short block
« on: January 29, 2020, 07:36:24 AM »
That is interesting. Because back in the 1990's, (I have been attending 'Engine shows' since about 1985-ish) I noticed VERY few women. It seemed strange. And the ones that were there were well past 50. Once in awhile there was the out-of-place 20-something-pretty good looking girl. Rare. I was convinced the world was DOOMED. Now-a-days, for the last 15? years, there has been a steady, and lately HUGE increase in family as well as the 20-30-something crowd. The Boyz and their women. Short-shorts and Tank tops included. It's a 'strange' sight.....why would these young people be remotely intrested in all this rusty old junk??
Dunno........but REALLY glad to see this new trend, with the scenery that goes with it....
Yes, I'm guess I'm qualified as a 'dirty old man' these years.

Listeroid Engines / Re: EPA Regulations
« on: January 24, 2020, 12:06:55 AM »
Let them stage ther protests for a week. Out in the hot sun, the rain and storms, fouling ther own pants and sitting in it.

Great. I spit my low grade malt all over the monitor.

Listeroid Engines / Re: DIY Short block
« on: January 23, 2020, 10:11:25 PM »
It would be interesting to see a price quote from Cat Tail. In reality, I don't think there's much demand or interest as far as sales goes. Probably have a hard time selling 5 of the blocks in 5 years. I mean, who needs one? If someone has a block, they likely have a complete engine. Other than it's the major missing piece in the pile of most other easily obtainable and low cost parts. The one other piece I don't see readily listed on the spare parts web pages is Crank Shafts. Very few folks using these engines on a daily basis for 'work' I'd speculate.

Listeroid Engines / Re: DIY Short block
« on: January 22, 2020, 03:55:00 PM »

Cat Tail Foundry
Address: 167 W Cattail Rd, Gordonville, PA 17529
Phone: (717) 768-7323

If you google them you can read about many happy customers stories.

Listeroid Engines / Re: DIY Short block
« on: January 09, 2020, 09:52:47 PM »

Very nice effort Sirloin! A horizontal mill would come in handy, but I get that many don't have them. I suppose nuts could be installed on the cylinder studs inside the case for added strength. If there's room? This doesn't seem so difficult of a project, but then again they never do until you're into it. I build some things using the 'engineering on the fly' approach, and usually don't get bit to bad most times. Going slow, and planning each next move helps. This seems like a fun project, it would be a unique conversation piece for sure. 

Listeroid Engines / Re: DIY Short block
« on: January 09, 2020, 08:28:05 AM »
I for one, am welcoming ANY traffic on this forum. Hasn't been much really in recent years. Welcome the debate, discourse, and doubters. Really hoping for a come back to the off-gridders, the modders, and the out-of-the-box free thinkers. Maybe here comes a turn around? Back to where we never was?

Listeroid Engines / Re: DIY Short block
« on: January 09, 2020, 04:31:36 AM »

sNOman, may I call you Nellie? You're such a NEGATIVE Nellie. I'm really cornfused as to why it would concern you if the idea is sound. Has anyone twisted your arm and demanded payment from you?
By guess and by gosh, anyone attempting this exercise with any care above that which the Indians have given the subject, should by rights succeed by (at least) leaps and bounds over their careless designs.   

Listeroid Engines / Re: DIY Short block
« on: January 09, 2020, 02:34:12 AM »

Actually, you could use 'military grade'  'billet' aluminum. Build it light, but strong. Then mount in in a streamliner, haul it to Bonneville, and set some record in the worlds only Listeroid powered automobile. Even that wouldn't quash the naysayers I'm thinkin.

Not that I would .I would buy 3/4" anyway aluminum plate waterjet finished sections, CNC mill each section, machine fastenings, dowel pin, mounting holes, TRB races, with O-ring groves and bolt it up! No boring mill needed anyway. Welding would work on anything but involves another line of work and attack.... in theory you could get waterjet parts within +/-.010, and finish it on a Bridgeport.

I'm about 2.5 hrs south east of Buffalo. I do wish I was closer. I think we'd have good conversation.

Listeroid Engines / Re: DIY Short block
« on: January 06, 2020, 03:14:59 PM »
There's a laser shop in Lockport I use from time to time. They are very reasonable and do good work. If you ever developed a set of drawings, I'd have them price the job. They can cut up to 1/2" steel I believe.

And a Snowman stopped by with a bit of heat to warm the winter a tad. Festive.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Listeroid pressurized oil system / Rebuild
« on: January 05, 2020, 02:34:55 AM »

I am a fan of both gadgets, and systems, so you work is very interesting to me. Looks like you generator is 3 phase?
Do post more about your project.

Listeroid Engines / Re: DIY Short block
« on: January 05, 2020, 02:20:10 AM »
I'm very curious what you've been powering with your engine, that you've accumulated the thousands of hours on it necessitating
'a few' rebuilds?  Please use at least 5/16" or better yet, 3/8" plate steel, and let me know when the kits are available, and I will place an order. I have the welding equipment and Horizontal Boring Mill required to complete the work.

Other Fuels / Re: Pyrolysis Oil - Free fuel from wood / plastic
« on: January 04, 2020, 09:20:54 PM »

Very interesting. Will follow this thread for updates.

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