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Listeroid Engines / Re: Group order from India
« on: July 02, 2020, 09:52:57 PM »
can you import a lister/listeroid cs 6/1 complete runner from india? thx

A complete Listeroid into the US, no. You can import original Lister CSs into the US from wherever no problem.

Lister Based Generators / Re: Replacing Generator
« on: June 02, 2020, 02:37:31 PM »
Looks like an SOM head which has a start winding built in. I don't know that anyone makes an equivalent these days. Here in the US we have motor rebuild shops. A decent motor shop should be able to rebuild it.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: CS oil control ring
« on: May 04, 2020, 02:52:37 PM »
Hello Mickye. The oversized oil control ring is available separately. In the drop down menu where it says type there is an option to select the scraper ring only for 8.


It's good to see you back Bob. Sounds like you are making some progress.

The heat transfer to the hot water tank can be as simple or complex as one wants to make it. The simplest way to go about it would be to build whats called a side arm heat exchanger directly attached to those spare attachment nipples. They are a copper tube in a tube design. Water from the lister would be pumped through the jacket of the HX and water from the water tank flows via thermosiphon to heat the tank. That way only one pump is required. You could also have two pumps and use a flat plate or coaxial heat exchanger which would be a little more compact and allow you to have a little more freedom in where you locate the HX. Here in the US any HX for domestic hot water is required to be double walled on the domestic water side to prevent potable water contamination. OZ may or may not have that requirement but it may be a good idea to implement depending on what you heat transfer medium will be. The only HX I have ever found that meets that requirement are coaxial HX units that are purpose built.

Nice Find. Looks like a Lister ST2 though. IIRC those Allman setups were used mostly in portable light towers.

General Discussion / Re: C-19
« on: April 09, 2020, 10:12:50 PM »
Was expecting empty shelves.

I wish we still had little Mom and Pop's grocery stores like that around here. I remember them from when I was a kid. Everything here now is 100,000+ sq/ft mega stores. Takes an hour just to make your way through the place.

General Discussion / Re: C-19
« on: April 05, 2020, 08:45:44 AM »
Is that load of bollocks some conspiracy nonsense?

Sure sounds like it to me. Then again I have been drinking Jameson all night. Not that that has anything to do with anything. I still think you are correct.

Everything else / Re: Need help identifying engine
« on: April 03, 2020, 02:52:20 PM »
From the googling I did and what I can remember from working in a lawn mower repair shop in high school, that looks like a mid to late '80's mower. I believe that is a Toro/Suzuki engine. They had a partnership for a long tome. I believe it is a VMF5 or VMF6 engine. The Mower model should be on a sticker under the bagger discharge chute. A model from that era would be a 20624. Hope that narrows down the search some.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Big funny piston rings
« on: March 28, 2020, 06:59:44 AM »
That's a very big ring. Would suit a locomotive just fine. Does your 3-5-6/1 happen to be called the Dursley Express?

On a positive note there is likely little chance you will break that ring due to a cylinder ridge.

I have been on the lookout for one of those myself. Kohler made them as well in both AC and DC variants. I have come to the same conclusion as you. While I do intend to have enough solar to carry the constant loads and offset some of the evening/night and seasonal loads a good back up generator has always been in my plans. The weather here is just too unpredictable to rely solely on solar. I like that those little light plant sets range from 1-2kw. Seems they would be pretty efficient if one had to run it for a couple of hours a day.

The only drawback I can think of is that one is stuck storing Gasoline. Diesel is much easier to store long term and Propane stores pretty much forever. I plan to have a couple of options as far as a back up generator. I have several diesel gen sets and a couple that are Gasoline/Nat Gas/Propane capable. I don't want to limit myself to one fuel. Plus a back up for a back up is just, well, ......

General Discussion / Re: Another US BS fleaby postal charge.
« on: March 12, 2020, 01:43:57 PM »
It shows FREE shipping for me.  ;)

Hi Henry. I am interested in one. I am right up in Virginia. Will shoot you a PM.

Listeroid Engines / Re: EPA Regulations
« on: January 22, 2020, 01:52:22 AM »
I think it means anything over 21 years old is exempt. Not brand new versions of antique engines. Importing original CS engines is not a problem, never has been. I have had to submit paperwork for the ones I have imported breaking down the serial number to prove they were manufactured before emissions regulations were set for their class, which IIRC was around 2006.

It is also a question of what they mean by "first". Engines that have been rebuilt are considered to be and referred to as re-manufactured by the EPA, hence the verbiage about being substantially in their original configuration.

I think the verbiage about not being the OEM is to prevent a manufacturer with a warehouse full of non compliant but antique engines from importing them directly. Kubota could have a warehouse full of "remanufactured" engines that would be exempt and could therefore import as many non compliant engines as they wanted, so they exclude OEM's from the exemption to prevent it.

Speaking of Kubota. If one was to set up shop in any country outside the US popping out "replicas" of older non compliant Kubota designs that cannot meet the current emissions requirements do you really think they would be allowed to be imported, much less in any quantity. I don't think so.

A quick call to the EPA and/or Customs and Border Patrol should clear it up though. At the end of the day it is the officer who inspects the shipment who makes the call.

Things I want to Buy / Re: 6-1 parts
« on: January 15, 2020, 11:00:07 PM »
Central Maine Diesel or Jim Calder up in Canada @ just live off grid. They both deal in Listeroids.

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