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Original Lister Cs Engines / THE LISTER STORY
« on: March 16, 2021, 03:51:00 PM »

For those who have not seen this wonderfully produced story....


Other Fuels / Re: Uk heating oul
« on: March 04, 2021, 07:12:07 PM »
Consider a bit of Two Stroke fuel oil instead.
It's made for excellent lubrication when diluted 40:1
Would probably help the injector pump and valve guides

General Discussion / Re: Engine paint
« on: February 09, 2021, 10:54:14 PM »
I took the Lister green to a paint store and had it matched to a universal paint number.
For anyone interested it is in the image below.
<click image to enlarge>


Listeroid Engines / Re: Simple Electric Starter for Listeroids
« on: February 07, 2021, 11:14:09 PM »

Looks like this Listeroid uses a standard AC motor as a starter and then the motor just "free wheels" after its turned off.

Generators / Axial Flux Generator Search
« on: January 30, 2021, 12:45:21 AM »

Anyone know of a supplier of Axial Flux generator kits or parts?
Or has anyone built one ?
I have seen DIY plans on how to build them but making my own windings and epoxying everything into a functioning unit it a bit more that I want to tackle.
I thought there were windmill DIY companies who catered to building these, but perhaps many of them have dropped away.
Imagine one on the flywheel of a Lister !  ;)

Listeroid Engines / Re: Rajkot Dynamometer facility
« on: January 22, 2021, 06:54:11 PM »

"Hey fellas !, this unit is not electric start, go get the new High Tech starting system that we built !"

Listeroid Engines / Re: Rajkot Dynamometer facility
« on: January 18, 2021, 08:20:05 PM »

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a Listeroid

Indians may not have much to work with, but they are resourceful.

 Ha! Good one !  ;D

Changfa Engines / Re: Chagfa 175 CHP unit - First Test
« on: January 07, 2021, 03:06:43 PM »

Thank gadget,

The pump is a 12 volt solar hot water unit. It is wired to a toggle switch at the starter button.
I will look at the data sheet and check the allowable orientations for the pump.
Ideally the pump and heat exchanger would be mount "off-skid". But this is for testing the concept.

Things I want to Buy / Re: WANTED: Changfa R175 (or other brand)
« on: January 07, 2021, 03:03:00 PM »

Thanks 38ac

The freight and customs charges would make it difficult to justify.


Sure, you can insulate the head.
Like this guy...

You can also run it slower and add a thermostat to keep the combustion temperatures high.

You can also load the engine up to 85% of the HP it creates at that lower speed, ensuring that it's adequately loaded and making as much heat as possible.

Good luck with the project, and be sure to post pictures/videos


Changfa Engines / Chagfa 175 CHP unit - First Test
« on: January 04, 2021, 08:24:48 PM »
Here's the first test of the new Changfa R175 CHP unit.

Gave me something to do during lockdowns   ;)

Some features/changes to the original engine.
- Larger and better quality air filter
- Machined an adapter to divert oil from the internal screen to an external filter.
  (This increases the oil capacity by almost 1 litre)
- Removed the hopper cooling system and replaced it with a pump driven closed circuit
  loop which passes through a flat plate heat exchanger allowing heat to be removed to a useful application.
- Installed a lighter throttle lever spring which seems to allow the governor to be more sensitive at the lower rpm.

The unit is currently designed to run continuous at 1100 rpm. In this test it is loaded to 900 watts with an electric heater.
At 1500 watts the engine bogs down so I suspect the 900 watt load is approximately 85% of full load.

Things I want to Buy / WANTED: Changfa R175 (or other brand)
« on: December 31, 2020, 05:18:47 PM »
Anyone in Canada have a Changfa style 175 for sale.
Used, broken, or new, does not matter.
Please PM me if so.


Listeroid Engines / Re: Listeroid intake porting
« on: December 31, 2020, 05:16:04 PM »

I may actually pick up a 16/2 down the road and use the 8/1 with the axial charger.

I would love an axial charger on the crankshaft of my 6/1.
If you find a good source that does not require a second mortgage to purchase, let me know.

Here's a fellow that built one for his Listeroid. Nice compact unit.


If you already have a Listeroid and need 600 watts for batteries or other electrical needs, consider loading it a bit more by also connecting your generator to a heating element in the hot water tank. Or in cooler months plug an electric space heater into it.
That may help get the operating temperatures up while helping your heating needs.    CHP  ;D

Yes, I have also heard that the little Kubota Z482 twin diesels are more efficient than Listers.

The original post included "slow speed" running, which would also save considerable fuel use provided enough HP is created to power whatever charging system you plan to use.
Many users have run Lister(roids) at 350 rpm driving an automotive alternator at 30 amps (12 volt) for 8 hrs a day.

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