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Listeroid Engines / Re: Project Roid
« on: December 16, 2017, 07:45:13 AM »
Hi 2Ton, that's a fantastic job that you've done, but please, lose that terrible plastic toolbox.  Maybe you can find an old metal ammo box and spray to match the Roid, would look way cooler. (Unless I've got it wrong and the plastic is just your working toolbox)

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General Discussion / Re: we have all thought to do this.... go on, admit it.
« on: September 07, 2017, 06:24:55 PM »
Humour can be lost on some!! :)

Sorry folks, completely missed that one. Now that I reread it, it sunk in

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General Discussion / Re: we have all thought to do this.... go on, admit it.
« on: September 07, 2017, 08:30:01 AM »
How do you get it out the attic once it's built?  Years ago, I rebuilt 2 XT's and an SR500 in my 3rd floor apartment spare room.  No lift, took them up in boxes and bounced them down 3 flights of stairs afterwards.  Used to start them with the exhaust aimed out the balcony door, needless to say, I wasn't popular with the neighbours.

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General Discussion / Re: Too Quiet
« on: August 31, 2017, 07:10:48 PM »
Ah, at least I'm not all alone out here.  I miss my daily forum fix.  Stef, I know what you mean about the cash pit.  If only I had the bucks to do 10% of the projects I'd like to experiment with, I'd be content.  My old saying "when I've got the money I have no time and when I have the time, no money"

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General Discussion / Too Quiet
« on: August 31, 2017, 06:27:06 PM »
The forum has been super quiet lately.  Nothing happening out there?

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General Discussion / Re: What is a "Universal Global Password?"
« on: August 07, 2017, 06:17:46 PM »
Try "42"

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Engines / Re: Reboring Lister D
« on: April 27, 2017, 08:24:52 AM »
Also try a 50/50 mixture of Acetone/ATF.  Read this on some forum years ago, but only got around to trying it a few months ago.  Blows any store bought penetrating fluid clean out of the water.  Cheap to make too.

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Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: waste oil use over view.
« on: April 21, 2017, 07:19:29 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  I have heard of guys chucking mothballs (naphtha) into a tank of petrol.  Supposed to boost the octane level.  Here in South Africa we don't get 97/98 octane anymore, best is 95 and only at the coast.  My old Hilux is supposed to run on 98 so pinks with the lower octane.  I haven't tried the mothballs yet though.

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Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: waste oil use over view.
« on: April 21, 2017, 09:43:52 AM »
Hi Glort, maybe a silly question, but at what point do blend in the ULP, during the drying/filtering stage, or after you have decanted into storage drums?  Also, does the blend stay mixed, or does it separate out with standing?

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Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: waste oil use over view.
« on: April 16, 2017, 05:07:46 PM »
Thanks everyone, will try my hand at a WI system one of these days (Ed gave a pretty good description in his chronicles).  As for timing, I know diddly squat about how to go about that.

I will keep you up to date once I start.

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Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: waste oil use over view.
« on: April 16, 2017, 12:35:02 PM »
Hi Glort, how do those plastic irrigation type valves handle the heat?

BruceM, sounds like you have more on your mind.  Is there more to it than just this, and is the complicated part just starting?  I was just going to chuck it in the SR2 after this filtering stage.  Have I missed something?

Ed, waiting for you jump in sometime!  I have also read all your threads, by the way.

Still learning,
Peter

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Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: waste oil use over view.
« on: April 15, 2017, 07:15:44 PM »
Thanks Glort, nicely detailed write up. I've got some WVO settling at the moment and I'm busy making a filter plant on your design.  Will be trying it in a couple of weeks time.

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Lister Based Generators / Re: induction motor as generator fail
« on: April 14, 2017, 02:01:53 PM »
Thanks Glort, yeah, I've read most of Ed's posts too, but without his vast knowledge on all things mechanical, I am far too timid to experiment on my Lister (yet!!).  I am offgrid and a failure would be the end of me.  He lives about 500Km's from me, and as soon as I get the opportunity, I would love to go visit him and "steal with my eyes"

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Lister Based Generators / Re: induction motor as generator fail
« on: April 12, 2017, 02:27:51 PM »
Hi Glort, would you mind posting that link to your post on WMO?  I am still toying with this idea, and want to find out more.  Thanks

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Lister Based Generators / Re: SR2 Revs low
« on: April 11, 2017, 01:44:28 PM »
Thanks everybody for some good advice.  This definitely gave me the confidence to take the rocker cover off and see what's in there.  My usual mistake is to over complicate things, which gets me thinking "I'll never be able to do that".  So far, it turned out to be a very simple operation (don't laugh, I'm a novice).

Saw the injectors, pipes, in and out, and once again got cold feet.  Over thinking again, probably, but the manual states beware of leaking fuel into the crankcase, and it seemed impossible to bleed that line without doing precisely that.  While studying the manual, a bit more diligently this time, I saw a line about adjusting the speed by small amounts via a screw through the front cover.  I thought I'd try this first and if it didn't work, then pop the fuel lines.  Bearing in mind the engine is running smoothly, without missing, albeit a too low a RPM.  Put the rocker cover on, fired her up and played with this screw.  To my surprise and joy the revs started climbing.  Luckily I have a strobe light type tachometer, so turned until I got the desired 1500RPM.  I had to turn it more than the manual's stipulated 2 1/2% maximum (closer to 5%), but she still sounded good.  Checked the voltage and it's sitting nicely at 240.1VAC under no load.

I am going to run her like this for a while, change the fuel filter and see what happens.  I'm not much of a mechanic, but for some strange reason, I do have a good ear for mechanical noise, so if I hear any change of tones, or roughness, I'll then go further and flush and bleed the whole fuel system.

Thanks once again to all of you for the detailed and great advice.  You have surely given me confidence to put a bit more faith in myself and old Mr Lister.

If you don't hear from me soon, you'll know all is well, but know also that I'll still be lurking on the forum most nights, picking up useful bits of info all the time

Cheers,
Peter

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