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Listeroid Engines / Re: why there are problems with listeroids from india
« on: November 24, 2006, 01:07:53 AM »
Wow, day labor to assemble engines!

Thanks for the interesting post!

General Discussion / Re: Anyone else find Listerenging.com slow?
« on: November 23, 2006, 02:06:39 AM »
Yep, very slow for me as well. I'm on DSL.  It took me a couple of days to register because it kept timing out.

Today it seems really slow.

Usually worth the wait  ;D

If you don't have a welder you'll wonder how you made it so far without one once you start sticking metal together!   A small MIG isn't that expensive and is really easy to run. You may want to look into it.  Just be careful or you may end up like me with a MIG, TIG, plasma cutter etc...

Everything else / Joe cell?
« on: November 22, 2006, 12:25:58 AM »
I sort of stumbled onto it while browsing the web.  Do a search on google and google videos and it turns up a lot of stuff.

Run your car on water kind of stuff.  The videos make me wonder though.  Folks went through some trouble to do hoaxes...

Listeroid Engines / Re: 12/2 vs 1/14
« on: November 20, 2006, 01:57:01 AM »
I'd love to hear a review. 

George, aren't you using yours to run a compressor on a boat?  I think I read something about it while searching.

I was thinking about the AL piston in the 14/2's being considered a liability, but wouldn't it make it smoother running without so much reciprocating weight?

Listeroid Engines / Re: 12/2 vs 1/14
« on: November 16, 2006, 10:12:38 PM »
Right now I live in Warner Robins but I'm selling my house (And shop  :'( ) on the 1st of Dec.  I'm moving to Schley County and I'll have more land to build a BIGGER SHOP  :D

I'm building a house down there so all my plans/projects are on hold for a while until the house is finished early next year. I have convinced my wife that a stand-by gennie would be a good thing at the new place.

I'm actually planning a generator shed that will also hold the mower/ lawn equipment that always seems to be in the way in the shop.

Listeroid Engines / Re: 12/2 vs 1/14
« on: November 16, 2006, 12:55:04 AM »
Thanks for the input guys!  Budget will be a big consideration and the 14/1 seems to fit the bill.  God knows how much it'll cost to get one of these to Ga.

I had given some thought to a 6/1 but I really want a gen that will fire off my central AC should the need arise. I have given some thought to the parts availability of the 6/1's though.

I've also considered a Changfa but they don't have the same appeal as the Listers.

I hope that either route will be better and cheaper than a "big box" genset...

Listeroid Engines / 12/2 vs 1/14
« on: November 15, 2006, 09:35:19 PM »
This'll be for back-up power generation and general piddling around  ;D

Anyone have any input and reasons.  I'm familiar with the AL piston, RPM of each engine, oil pump, fuel consumption, simplicity plus the DI vs IDI etc. Lot's of fun to be had searching this forum!

It would be great to hear from someone who has had direct experience with each.

Listeroid Engines / Re: India Photos ~ RMPS
« on: November 12, 2006, 01:30:20 AM »
Thanks for posting those!

 I'd love to see photos of an Indian foundry. Guys in sandals pouring molten iron  :o

Listeroid Engines / Re: Hello from Mid. Ga.
« on: November 10, 2006, 12:54:25 AM »
Yep, the Ural is a Russian BMW clone. Same QC problems as I've read about the Listeroids... The only problem with a URAL is that it can go about 70 MPH with a person on it!!

  I think I'd be right at home with a Listeroid  :P

On a side note about a Lister on a Urinal, Anyone seen the guy with the Chinese diesel on his bike. He sells plans on Ebay.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Hello from Mid. Ga.
« on: November 09, 2006, 03:11:14 PM »
Thanks for the invite Sid but I'm pretty busy for a while.  I've sold the house I'm living I'm doing a big renovation on the house I'm moving to.

One of the down-sides to having a lot of big toys is moving them!  I'm in the process of moving my whole shop into storage until I get a new one built at the "new" house.  (Sort of sad :-[)

I hope I haven't missed the Lister boat with all these EPA regs coming online. I've actually convinced the "war department" (wife) that something like a 15 kw back-up generator would be a good thing in the future. No off-grid stuff for me but it would be nice to have some juice when the grid goes down! There's also the plus of having another machine to tinker with.

Anyone heard of Ural motorcycles?  My weird machine...

Listeroid Engines / Hello from Mid. Ga.
« on: November 09, 2006, 02:42:43 AM »
I've been reading the forum for about a week or so and decided I'd post a hello.  I'm your basic tinkerer with a small backyard machine/welding shop. (Mostly hobby stuff for my own enjoyment and making stuff work/run!)

I've had an interest in Listeroids for a few years now since discovering them on the internet. Fortunately, I'm in the process of moving from an urban area, (I'm in Warner Robins now) to a rural area (Schley County) and I hope to get a Listeroid genset for back-up power and just watching it run.  I sort of rediscovered the Listers after doing some research on off the shelf back up generators.  3000 hours just doesn't sound that great and I'd hat to have a 3500 rpm screamer running all night and day if I really needed it. I really think a Lister would be the way to go.  I'm also pretty interested in fooling with some WVO in the future.

I really enjoy looking at, and listening to, the videos of these motors on the internet!

Anyway, just wanted to say Hi.

Any pros/cons of single cylinder vs twin?  I'm thinking that a single has fewer parts so there's less to crap out.

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