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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Bamfords knee deep
« on: February 15, 2024, 08:14:59 AM »
Hi Butch, looks like word has got out that you are a man that knows what he is doing. I`m still going through trying to get my workshop set up, but work has already started to roll in, don`t need it right now but word gets around.
I do hope that the quantity of incoming work is not going to impact your contribution on this forum
Thanks for your great advice to Hugh.

Bob
 

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Knocking, now what?
« on: February 15, 2024, 08:05:50 AM »
No wonder these flywheels are so difficult to remove if Butch is recommending urine rather than Loctite. well done guys, Hugh is back in business!

Bob

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Lister Based Generators / Re: 1925 Lister 2T and Generator
« on: February 09, 2024, 09:11:14 PM »
Here in Australia Mid Brunswick Green is available off the shelf in hardware stores, if they haven`t got it they can mix it for you. When I look at some of the amazing custom paint jobs on hot rods and motorbikes in the USA, surely someone there could mix it for you. I can only assume that some of the pigments needed are banned in the USA for environmental reasons.
Good luck with your search.

Bob

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Bamford in a box
« on: January 31, 2024, 08:42:32 PM »
I love doing jigsaw puzzles, don`t remember ever having to make any of the pieces though.
I hate having to make nuts and bolts, are any of them high tensile? How will you be heat treating them?

Good luck with it, I`m sure it will be another triumph.

Bob

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Spun the rod bearing, CRANKSHAFT is FUBAR
« on: January 18, 2024, 08:28:04 PM »
When I had to dismantle my CS, to have it shipped to Tasmania, the flywheels had also welded themselves to the crank, despite my having used an anti seize lubricant during assembly. Pullers and sledge hammer wouldn`t budge them. Eventually I gave up trying to pull them off and instead tried to get them to spin on the crankshaft. I took off the crankcase door, removed the piston and fed a piece of 4x2 between the big end and the crankcase. I then gently rocked the flywheels against the timber, once they started to move it allowed the ATF to get in and they came off easily.
Hope this helps,

Bob

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Spun the rod bearing, CRANKSHAFT is FUBAR
« on: January 17, 2024, 08:43:43 PM »
Hi Stef, Starfire came up with a very inventive way of doing emergency repairs using just hand tools and what was available locally. Hugh is probably looking for a more permanent and long lasting repair. I wonder what Starfire would have done about the damaged taper roller bearings.
I recently had to replace a pair of TRBs in a Cooper vintage engine, replacements were only available in the UK at nearly 500 pounds each. I machined the casings to take much more modern TRBs at a fraction of the cost.

I don`t envy Hugh trying to do this sort of work in the subzero temperatures where he lives.
Good Luck.

Bob

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Advice on exhaust pipe connection
« on: January 07, 2024, 07:45:39 AM »
Easiest answer is to take it to a blacksmith/welder and have him braze the joint. You won`t be able to dismantle it ever again but it won`t leak.

Bob

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Good output.14.5 amps if you run 240 volts, nearly 32 amps if you run 110 volts. Here in Australia the only appliance that would require that amount of juice is a large electric hot water cylinder. I will be very interested to know what she maxes out at.

Bob

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Lubrication port beside the decompression lever.
« on: December 29, 2023, 08:19:04 PM »
I suspect that some of our Australian farmers are not much better. Which brings us back to the question of oil and frequency of oil changes. Lister recommended a non detergent oil that allowed particles to sediment out in the bottom of the sump.
Non detergent oils are becoming expensive and hard to come by and provide a lot less wear protection than modern synthetic/semi synthetic oils. Aftermarket oil filter kits are available for CS engines. Has anyone tried fitting one of these and running a detergent oil? What effect did it have on frequency of oil changes?

Bob

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Lubrication port beside the decompression lever.
« on: December 29, 2023, 08:12:43 AM »
Hi 38ac, I definitely had serious wear on that end of my camshaft. I put it in the lathe and turned the shaft down to fit the next smaller size bush.So I now have an original CS with a metric oilite bush at that end. I also had a lot of wear in the governor weight pivot pins, I reamed them out to fit the next sized high carbon steel rod I could find.
I suspect that some of the wear problems I found were due to poor maintenance by previous owners or the amount of hours it had done.

Bob

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Lubrication port beside the decompression lever.
« on: December 27, 2023, 07:59:28 AM »
When I rebuilt my Lister CS I looked at providing increased lubrication to the governor end of the camshaft. The problem is that there is a brass bush at that end that has no oil seal. Increased oiling will result in a nasty trickle of oil running out below your fuel injector pump. I opted to replace the brass bush with an oilite bush and hope that splash oiling would do the rest. So far so good.

Bob

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Things I want to Buy / Re: Oil feed pipe
« on: September 14, 2023, 10:16:22 PM »
Hi Weirdfish, Rob at Old Timer Engines in Australia has 5 in stock according to his web site. He will ship overseas.

Bob

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Lister Based Generators / Re: Identification help
« on: September 11, 2023, 10:28:32 PM »
Hi NickS, that is a very nice generator, if I lived in the UK I would pay you 750 pounds for it as it is. Serviced and load tested with wheels I might pay twice that. I recently bought an untested Lister/Petter twin cylinder generator on a trailer for 1700 Australian dollars, it`s in storage waiting for me to find the time to build it a small shed.
If you measure the wheel stud pattern you can probably get some suitable wheels from a local scrapyard.
Is there an hours meter on the control panel? The value is very much dependant on the amount of work it has done, the one I bought only had 95 hours on it! (due for it`s first oil change).
There is a UK based Lister engine collectors group on Facebook, consider contacting them if you are going to sell.
Good luck,

Bob

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Lister Based Generators / Re: Identification help
« on: September 10, 2023, 10:53:51 PM »
Hi NickS, there should be an identification plate on or around the crankcase door on the other side of the engine from your photo. I note there is no starter motor, so it`s either a hand crank start or it has an alternator head with a built in starter motor.

Bob

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Listeroid Engines / Re: How To Choose A Radiator
« on: September 10, 2023, 10:48:14 PM »
Well done Cujet, a very nice setup. I`m impressed with how well balanced it is, most people shy away from pneumatic tyres for their trolleys because the unit tends to bounce around.

Bob

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