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Generators / S.T. head overall dimensions 10k
« on: August 16, 2009, 07:25:33 PM »
Hi people, can anyone please provide me with the overall diameter and length of a 10,000 watt ST head ?, thanks  Paul.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Hopper cooled CS
« on: July 15, 2009, 11:34:32 AM »
Hi guys. Can anyone provide a picture of a CS with the bolt on water hopper ?. This was an option in the late 1930's Thanks, Paul.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Lady Luck and the 16/2
« on: July 04, 2009, 05:41:13 PM »
I have been staying quiet about this for fear of jinxing the deal but everything came together and I am the new owner of a gorgeous 1981 16/2 from Western Canada. Pictures are at   in the vintage diesels forum-pop on over and have a peek !!  Paul.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Lister paint colour
« on: February 14, 2009, 09:46:13 PM »
So gang, if not Mid-Brunswick Green what colour would you paint your Lister ? I like the idea of a military khaki green, all business. They did produce an off colour green during the 2'nd world war reffered to as "war finish" IIRC.The only drawback to the flat green is that it is going to show up casting marks etc much more apparently than a gloss finish. Choices choices ! I have seen black, red and green; anyone see any other colours out there.Red-yuck.

General Discussion / 2000 today
« on: January 05, 2009, 11:42:53 AM »
Closing in on 2000 registered members...WOW  (50 of which are regulars LOL)  ;D

General Discussion / Happy New Years
« on: December 31, 2008, 09:33:20 PM »
All the best for 2009 to all our members around the world !!

Original Lister Cs Engines / Lets try a tool poll
« on: December 06, 2008, 12:26:43 AM »
Thought it would be cool to try a poll. I bet a lot of anxious CS owners make do with whatever tool they can get to go on a fitting but how many actually own Whitworth spanners or sockets (I do)

Original Lister Cs Engines / youtube video of runaway CS
« on: November 22, 2008, 10:23:53 PM »
Not too good at posting links but search Lister CS at the 'tube and then select the video posted by minctwo of his 5hp about to float the valves.

Original Lister Cs Engines / ITS ALIVE !!...with a gimpy governor.
« on: October 19, 2008, 07:18:46 PM »
At long last I was able to reassemble the CS yesterday to the point where I could do a quick test fire. All went well except for the governor. It seems to bind where the tuning fork attatches to the rack in the pump. Both the pump and the complete linkage are as smooth as silk but when you put the pin in and marry the linkage to the rack it binds. Seems to be sliding part on what I am calling the tuning fork that binds inside in the hole on the cast part it inserts into. I dont know what kind of clearance it should have to slide but on mine it can be wiggled somewhat so I am wondering if it is enough to cause it to bind "cockeyed" in the hole. The engine seems to struggle for governor response and this is definately the problem joint. Any suggestions experts or is a new linkage in order ? While i am on the subject how does one adjust the shaft in the linkage for proper positioning ? Seem like you lift the cutoff valve then adjust the length to suit but would doing it this way with the governor weights (travel) completely relaxed be a nono ? I havent done anything stupid yet ::) with it but would like it to be right. As always, thanks,  Paul.

Original Lister Cs Engines / "The Lister CS Story" by D. Edgington
« on: October 11, 2008, 09:49:28 PM »
Received my autographed copy of this book this week. Anyone who has a serious interest in the Lister CS owes it to themselves to order a copy. It describes the development of the CS and the changes that were made to it as the years went by. Full of great pictures and printed on heavy glossy stock,trust me you wont be dissapointed.Treat yourself !!   No affiliation.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Head nut torque
« on: September 12, 2008, 11:35:45 AM »
Does anyone have the torque spec for the head on an English 6/1 ? thx  Paul

Original Lister Cs Engines / Hastings rings part #'s
« on: September 06, 2008, 04:37:18 PM »
Here are the Hastings parts numbers for a North American substitute for Lister 4 1/2 rings.

   Compression Part 39482       032 045000 1235 156 ring
   location F2508H

These suit chrome bore

   Just posting for archival reference,  Paul

Original Lister Cs Engines / Parts source
« on: September 04, 2008, 11:46:24 AM »
HI everyone. In need of a small end bush and a wrist pin for my '57 6/1. Any N.A. suppliers? I tried Central Maine but he can't supply just these parts as of yet so anyone else ? I can apparently order from Stationary engine parts U.K. if need be. Any experience dealing with him guys ??   Thanks, Paul.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Slow down to 540 rpm
« on: May 31, 2008, 04:03:57 PM »
Hi gang. Was at my local John Deere dealer picking up my new mower and I saw a used PTO genny sitting there, 10,000 watt requiring 540 rpm PTO speed. Was thinking of a driveshaft assy to feed it off the CS' crankend but dont know if the engine can safely be taken down to that rpm. Obviously my hp would be compromised and the resulting efficiency of the genny derated accordingly (2500 watts ?). Any thoughts on the speed change ??

              ps- no word from the engine shop yet re head and cylinder.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Head off, injector out, questions.
« on: May 17, 2008, 10:25:47 PM »
 The injector came out easily by just putting a big adjustable wrench on it and cracking it free by rotating it.The spray seems to come out at an angle and is a nice tight mist pattern. Inside of combustion chamber is pitted as is the top of the piston, is this normal?? Carbon deposit very minimal. Exhaust valve seems to be harder to rotate by screwdriver than the intake valve but both seem to seat OK.Cylinder nice but seems to have a small area on the injector side  up near the top that is slightly larger than the bore and I cant tell if this is normal. The reason for the head off is to diagnose a smoking condition that seems to occur when the governor is relaxing the fuel and the engine is deccelerating, whispy streaks of white smoke.When I open the COV the engine then smokes like theres a hole in the piston !!The thing slobbers badly but the combustion chamber and valves are bone dry. What should I be looking at ? Possible COV seat problem, spill timing, maybe go the extra and look at the rings and piston ? Based on the videos of other Cs' mine is a smokey unit !! PS- the governor seems to have a slight sticky spot. When you throw it open to start should it pull the rack totally out because mine requires a slight assist to pull it out the remaining 60 or 80 thou. Anyway hope to hear some good suggestions and to my fellow Canadians have a safe V.D. weekend LOL.

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