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Changfa Engines / Mystery chinese engine [to me anyhow]
« on: June 01, 2012, 09:30:46 PM »
Just bought a genaric everlast EV6500LDE generator for $200.00 150 hours on the meter.The problem is the generator end casting appears to be egg shaped and allows the rotor to rub the stator,I have a hunch its a common problem.I bought it for the engine,looks almost new with starter.There are enough parts on the enclosure and control panel to make it worthwile.Anyone know who makes the engine 10hp air cooled.Not up to speed on the picture thing.Thanks Frank C.

Listeroid Engines / EPA compliant
« on: June 01, 2012, 12:14:19 PM »
Could the listeroid type engines be made compliant without messing up their function.??Is it strictly an emission thing or are their outher factors. Frank C.

Generators / ST full load
« on: June 01, 2012, 01:31:11 AM »
Removed the doghouse today marked all leads.Got a good look inside and not really that impressed with the workmanship,rotor leads just twisted togather by hand and those supplied "50amp" lugs.I won't bad mouth it  unfairly, havent run it up with a load yet.Has anyone with a good prime mover put a full rated load on one for an extended period.?? Frank C.

Generators / Flapping in the wind
« on: May 30, 2012, 01:27:03 AM »
Should have listened to you guys when you were talking about the cheap ST dog houses,ran up my ST-10 today that cheap piece of tin was bouncing so bad I thought it would break the variable resistor.I'll do a search on the subject, but has anyone tried making a 1/4" steel or aluminum plate to slide under the box.?? Holes for wires could be drilled with a slot to slide it under. Frank C.

Generators / General knowledge
« on: May 29, 2012, 01:13:19 PM »
Years ago I bought a two part manual by Robert Rosenburgh "electric motor repair" it was written for the trade schools in NY city.Generators and motors are next of kin.The value of the book is it explains how to identify leads when the tags are missing,and complete instructions on how to rewind.If you ever run across this manual it would be a valuable purchase. Frank C.

Lister Based Generators / Old phart needs advice
« on: May 26, 2012, 12:15:52 PM »
If you've been reading, I'am setting up a standby system with a ST-1 Lister and ST-10 gen.Now I must wire it into the house,old house still have fuses.I'am not a doomsdayer or off gridder,just want to run circulators for my outside boiler,freezer,refrig and a light or two.What I was thinking of is runing wires seperate from the grid and install  outlets beside appliances.I could pre-ballance the load and in an outage start gen. and plug loads in as needed,when the lights come back on just switch plugs back.Parish the thought but if EMF ravenges the grid I'am not hooked up to miles of wires.Any better [afordable] ideas. Thanks Frank C.

Listeroid Engines / Winter starts
« on: May 24, 2012, 01:38:37 AM »
How tough is it to start a hand crank lister in cold[read real cold] weather.My lister ST-1 has the little oil cup and plunger.I realize it has alot to do with engine condition.What are exceptable starting aids?? Trouble is when its on a generator you don't have any kilowatts when you need them to warm the engine. Frank C.

Lister Based Generators / ST Shipping
« on: May 20, 2012, 01:12:04 PM »
Are there any reliable ST dealers up here in the northeast,Shipping is almost as expensive as the unit,I'am thinking road trip. Frank C.

Generators / ST 7.5 and ST-1
« on: May 19, 2012, 03:00:44 AM »
I am planning to hook up a two bearing generator/alternator to my Lister ST-1 10.5 HP.I hear conflicting reports about the ST gens. are they decent and reliable.?? It will be used for standby power and I 'am not a fussy person a little flicker doesn't upset me.I have an outside furnace with circulator motors that must be run for heat and to prevent meltdown.I have one of those agrivating little generators  hovering at 3600 now, it does for short term but bites it with a long outage. What options are important. Thanks Frank C.

Listeroid Engines / Code breaker
« on: May 18, 2012, 01:17:52 PM »
Can any of you guys [yous guys, if your from RI] read the Lister code.Mine is 1393 ST 1A 31-31 from what I've gleaned its a left turner made in 1981 but I may be full of it. Thanks Frank C.

Listeroid Engines / ST model Lister
« on: May 15, 2012, 01:55:24 AM »
Couple of questions haven't found a manual yet.What is the valve lash clearance,how do you adjust the speed and whats the oil capacity??This engine supplied the electric for a Boston harbor barge and is one sweet running engine,almost fudged my rompers when I drained the fuel from the tank looked like chocolate milk,quess their not too fussy. Frank C.

Listeroid Engines / New member,old diesel mechanic
« on: May 14, 2012, 01:34:19 PM »
Good morning guys,just bought an origional Lister ST-1,came off a barge in Boston harbor,ran a generator for lights.Been a diesel mechanic all my life,navy,truck fleet,and 31 years as a fire service mech. Retired now and a sawyer have boath band and circular sawmill.Old JD two cyl. tractors and make hay.Modest old machine shop,and I'am a bad junk collector.I'am sure I'll have some questions on the Lister,hope guys that don't own roids are welocome. Frank C.

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