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Original Lister Cs Engines / ADMIN: "Original" vs. Origional
« on: February 02, 2008, 05:11:38 PM »
Yeah, I know, picky picky.  But, for two+ years I've been reading on this forum, the mis-spelling of "original" has bugged me.  Kind of like a grain of sand in my sock.  Would it be difficult to remove that "o" from the title of this section?  If so, just ignore me.  BTW, mis-spellings in other posts don't really annoy, (not to pick on you Doug!)  :)  This one I see every time I log on, and is a constant annoyance - just a minor peeve however.  Don't mean to be an proper English nazi, just thought I'd ask.  Thanks,

General Discussion / Re: Zeitgeist movie
« on: January 14, 2008, 12:09:46 AM »
OK Guys, we've likely beat this dead horse long enough.  Those with faith still have faith.  The skeptics are still skeptics (myself included).  It is a wonder to me though that if the "official" 9/11 story is true, why not release the info to prove it?  Until that happens, I'll remain skeptical of the whole scene.  Meanwhile, back to this peak oil thing.  Are there any skeptics out there of that theory?  (I can't wait to hear!)   ;)

General Discussion / Re: Zeitgeist movie
« on: January 13, 2008, 01:12:21 AM »
Yeah, you are right, I haven't ever seen a plane crash into a building or other solid object.  But, according to the video I saw, there was only one hole in the Pentagon, and it doesn't make sense to me that two 12 ton engines could have hit the concrete wall at several hundred mph without making a mark.  Kind of defies the laws of physics IMHO.  I'm still willing to be convinced, but haven't seen any actual evidence that supports the official version. 

Having said that, my faith in my government was pretty shaken a few decades ago when they wanted me to go kill some southeast Asians because they didn't believe in capitalism.   Though I still vote and participate in society in other ways, I don't necessarily believe everything they tell me.  I'll remain a skeptic until I see some physical proof.   :)

General Discussion / Re: Zeitgeist movie
« on: January 12, 2008, 08:48:01 PM »

"As for the Pentagon, those people saying this was an inside job are idiots. An airliner went into the pentagon. The parts were removed, where they get off saying there were no parts is beyond me."

I'm willing to be convinced otherwise, but, when the image of the airliner is superimposed over the impact area on the side of the Pentagon, there aren't any holes where the two 12 ton engines would impact.  Also, where are all the seats, luggage, bodies, etc. in the videos of the still smoking impact site?  Why were the tapes from several security video cameras of adjacent businesses confiscated?  Just too many questions for my taste.  I don't necessarily believe all the conspiracy theories, but there isn't much of any convincing evidence for the "official" story either, IMHO.   ::)

General Discussion / Re: Zeitgeist movie
« on: January 02, 2008, 10:45:28 PM »
Re:  Dollar vs. Euro oil, Robt. Newman did a quite funny video on the History of Oil, in which he illustrates the effect of Saddam deciding to do oil exchanges in Euros vs. the dollar.

All this stuff is quite complex, and likely impossible to explain in any visual medium.  Pretty interesting anyway.  How the peak oil effects will shake out is impossible to say - the advice in the peak oil webpage is quite good though - to be found on the bottom of the last page.  #1, get out of debt, #2 take care of your health, etc., etc.  Good advice no matter what happens in the next decade.  Hope  your New Year is a good one.   ;D

General Discussion / Re: Zeitgeist movie
« on: December 25, 2007, 01:29:59 AM »
As someone has said, just because you aren't paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't after you.   ;D
Ron Paul is an interesting guy - so far to the right he shows up on the left occasionally.
 I read a story once about a guy with a conspiracy expose he wanted to publish (one of the left-wing variety).  No-one would touch it, except a right-wing ex-Air Force general who owned a publishing business.  Despite the fact that the general completely disagreed with the politics of the book, he published it, because no one could tell him what he could or couldn't publish.  One of those true patriots.

General Discussion / Zeitgeist movie
« on: December 24, 2007, 07:33:47 PM »
If you have a fast connection and a couple hours, this movie will change the way you look at the world.  While aimed at those living in the US, it's relevant to nearly anyone.  Even if you don't believe it, you will look at social institutions a bit differently.
Every one have a great new year - life is just too short not to enjoy it, at least occasionally, IMHO.   ;D

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Wisconsin AENLD Gasoline engine
« on: December 22, 2007, 06:02:24 PM »
Hi Michael,
Likely get a better response over at the smokestak forum.  Try here:  http://www.smokstak.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=3
I have an old Wisconsin, I think most parts are still available from the company, especially for newer engines.

Engines / Re: oil filtration
« on: December 22, 2007, 12:26:15 AM »
Just a fyi, I guess.  Did my first oil change on my listeroid today - no filter, magnet, using 30 wt. detergent oil, ~30-40 hours, no meter so that's a guess.  Oil is a little darker, plenty of sludge down where it is supposed to be, some fur on the magnet, mostly covered with sludge.  The engine's been outside, covered, but subject to sun, rain & snow.  Likely some condensation in the oil.  It's a pain to change the oil, scraping out the sludge from the settling area.  If I was planning to live another 50 years, I might think of a filter, but probably it will be someone else's problem in 30 or less, so I'm not going to worry about it.   ;D

Listeroid Engines / Re: Lister-type fuel filters
« on: November 09, 2007, 01:45:33 AM »
Replaced the original filter with one from Detroit Diesel, now my Listeroid shares the same filter as my DD 3-71.  The filter mount increased in cost from $26 to $36 over the last 3 years, but the cost of the filter itself dropped from ~$6.50 to $5.50 US over the same time.  The filter from my local NAPA dealer is closer to $10.  With brass fittings, fuel line, hose clamps it likely approaches $100 so far.  Still some seepage here and there but got it running today.   ;D

I put 18"x3/4" j-bolts in concrete, with ~3" pieces of 3" pipe around the j-bolts, then mortared them in.  One thing I found was that the holes in the base of my Listeroid were only 5/8" in diameter.  I would have liked to drill them out to 3/4", but you need carbide drill bits to do that.  I ended up mounting the frame to the j-bolts, then bolting down the 5/8" mounting bolts to a connector.  So far so good, but think running the j-bolts up through the base of the Listeroid would be better.  You can get all sizes of j-bolts from McMaster, up to 24".  Best of luck.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Air filter: CFM and intake
« on: October 30, 2007, 01:59:30 AM »
Look here:  http://listerengine.com/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=lastupby&uid=24

The paper air filter I used was for some GM car or other.  I don't know the cfm rating, but a car has got to be higher than a Listeroid.  The advantage from my perspective is that they are really cheap (probably because GM made so many millions of cars that it fit) and it fits in the old filter body.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Lister-type fuel filters
« on: October 28, 2007, 09:25:05 PM »
Sigh       :P

I had avoided changing anything in the fuel system prior to this, because I was paranoid about all the fuel leaks that would occur.  Sadly, I have proven myself right - filter housing leaks now, regardless of how I feel about the filter, I think I'm going to have to replace the whole thing.  Likely will skip the traditional look and find a mounting for a spin-on filter, preferably one easy (and cheap) to replace.  It's all just money and time.   :)

Listeroid Engines / Re: Lister-type fuel filters
« on: October 27, 2007, 11:08:24 PM »
OK, so i've replaced the fuel lines, managed to scar up the banjo fitting mating surface in the process, going to try to polish it out but only time will tell.  Going back to the original question(s):

1.  Is the original "Lister"-type cotton tube fuel filter any good?  Or, should I try to replace it too with a more modern filter?

2.  If there haven't been any noticable fuel leaks, how commonly does the fuel system lose it's prime, just setting around?

The challenge with all of this is trying to keep every thing clean, while working outside without even a roof over the engine.  Trying to keep smiling.   ;D

Listeroid Engines / Re: Underground Exhaust System
« on: October 27, 2007, 01:49:39 AM »
My local heavy metal problem is residual mercury left in all the local streams from gold mining from 1850-1940.  Basically nothing can be done except limiting the amount of local fish one eats over time.  Much of it seems to sit in puddles deep in cracks and crevices.  A small amount is converted to methyl-mercury, which concentrates in insects then fish.  Then there is the tiny amount of DDT used on pear orchards in the '50's and '60's that likely shows up in my home grown vegetables.  I find it best to not even think about any of it much.

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