Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Willw

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 8
Everything else / Re: Can anyone identify this?
« on: November 23, 2019, 05:30:19 PM »
Apparently the 309 and 343 might use the same carb, but check that the one you have is the same brand and part number as the kit.
Often times we get away with only changing the rubber metering diaphragm and adjusting the mixture screws; for which you possibly need a special tool.

Everything else / Re: Can anyone identify this?
« on: November 23, 2019, 05:15:52 PM »
Possibly a Dolmar 343, I am not familiar with these so do your comparisons.

Everything else / Re: Can anyone identify this?
« on: November 23, 2019, 05:01:39 PM »
Looks like a Dolmar 309 or similar


Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Resurrection of a Lister 12/2
« on: November 21, 2019, 11:24:48 PM »
Congratulations on getting her running. Good job.

Engines / Re: Lister LD1 - Fuel pump issue
« on: November 16, 2019, 11:01:55 PM »
Congrats on getting her running. A video would be nice.

Engines / Re: Now I've seen it all....
« on: November 04, 2019, 01:24:32 PM »
I was kinda poking fun at myself with that post.

One observation I've made though is that the clones that are taken off gensets seem to have a heavier flywheel.

i have a couple of these and I have already cut a keyway for a sprocket on one of them so that I can try it on a cement mixer.

My plan is to limit the maximum RPM using the adjustment screw, and retard the timing a couple of degrees with shims under the pump. My objective is to find out if the engine will still be strong enough to mix cement at the lower RPM, and also whether I can get it to not rattle so much at that speed.

The lightest flywheel I have ever come across could literally be picked up with one finger.

Engines / Re: Lister AD1 not stopping on stop lever
« on: November 02, 2019, 02:11:08 PM »
I once had an AC1 with the same complaint.
I removed the crankcase breather hose and fitting, lifted the flat rubber disc, and beneath that is a fitting with multiple holes. I screwed this out using a snap ring pliers inserted into the holes and turned.
Looking through the hole I could see the top of the arm that moves the rack, and as I moved the Stop/Run lever back and forth I could tell that the pivot rod for the arm was bent slightly in a way that prevented the rack from closing fully.
The pivot rod is quite soft metal, and I simply took a screwdriver and hammer and Carefully and Gently tapped the end of the rod in the direction that it needed to go and that solved the problem.

Engines / Re: Now I've seen it all....
« on: November 02, 2019, 01:49:18 PM »
Never had one run in reverse since

Engines / Re: Now I've seen it all....
« on: November 02, 2019, 01:42:54 PM »
Good stories, guys ;D
As I mentioned this was a Yanmar L100, and since that time I have noticed that the L100/186F engines, having larger displacement, seem to require a stronger pull to start than the L70/178F engines, especially when attached to a sizable cement mixer.

I've thought about this engine some, and I started to wonder if maybe my Arnold Schwarzenegger-like physique just ain't cutting it any longer :( :laugh:

I found this online and what is the first main cause they mention?  It says right there in black and white "Will, you're just a weak brother" :(


Since reading that, I've adjusted my starting procedure somewhat and it goes something like this:
Turn the throttle to max fuel
Turn the flywheel to compression
Wind the starter rope around the starter cup
Depress decomp lever
Grasp starter rope with both hands while leaning slightly forward on my left foot, with my right foot back
Repeat these words in a barely audible voice (in my best Slingblade voice) "I'm here to kill you"
With every fiber of my being and in one fluid motion, I pull with everything I've got, while throwing my entire 135 LB weight back onto my right foot, while thinking to myself that either:
I'm going to rip my own hand off
I'm going to rip the engine off the mixer
I'm going to pull the entire mixer over onto myself and be crushed to death
The rope is going to break
The engine is going to start

Works like a charm :laugh:
As I used to tell my sons when I was teaching them to hand-start diesels "You have to show it who's the boss"

Engines / Re: Lister LD1 - Fuel pump issue
« on: October 28, 2019, 12:54:28 AM »
Not sure what the function is, but I've seen them before in pumps that I've worked on.

Engines / Re: Lister LD1 - Fuel pump issue
« on: October 26, 2019, 09:04:38 PM »
Hi Stevenbolster, the 'plunger' goes on top of the spring, with the slot upper-most, inside the holder, the lower end of the spring fits over the end of the delivery valve.

General Discussion / 38ac
« on: October 17, 2019, 04:03:42 PM »
For what it's worth; I don't know what caused 38ac to leave, but I am certainly saddened that he has left.

I for one, have benefited greatly from his knowledge and input, and I am very thankful that I had the privilege of access to his posts at the time that I was working on my 6/1 clone.
I am sure that it turned out much better than if I had worked it over on my own, and now I have the confidence to tackle my other clones whenever the urge strikes.

Changfa Engines / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: October 02, 2019, 11:36:12 AM »
Yes, it starts easier now. Thank you.
Sorry for the delayed response, I've been quite busy so I didn't check in for a few days.

Changfa Engines / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: September 26, 2019, 10:56:56 AM »
Thank you.

Changfa Engines / Happy Birthday
« on: September 25, 2019, 11:32:24 PM »
Arriving a few days early for my upcoming birthday was my Changlaifa ZS1130 diesel.
Upon getting her home I opened the crankcase and checked for any contaminants. I found none so I filled her with oil and buttoned her back up. Then I put water in the hopper and fresh diesel in the tank and attempted to hand start her as I had no battery cables to attach to the starter. After many attempts by me as well as both my sons, and even though the sound of the injector could easily be heard, and there was no shortage of compression, we just couldn't get it to fire.
Night was falling so we packed up for the day.
The following morning I pulled the top end and also removed the piston, expecting to find stuck rings or some other problem, but all appeared to be in order so I put it all back together and resumed cranking, but was still unsuccessful.
By now it was getting around midday and my brother-in-law dropped by. I explained to him all that had happened and then asked him if he would like to take a swing at it.
He did, and with me manning the decompressor and my son helping to hold the metal crate that the engine was bolted to, she fired on the 2nd attempt.
My brother in law is the bruiser in the dark blue shirt.

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 8