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Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / time to sell my engines
« on: March 30, 2018, 02:01:45 PM »
age has finally got to me and I think it is time to pass on some of my engines,,,,I have an 8 hp lister clone with heavy flywheels and a 6 hp Petter clone mounted of a trailer.with water tank. petter is on a cart.   very low hours on both,  probably less than 20 hour  .have had both since new,,...both on a 14 ft, trailer///one package 2 engines and trailer.   must pick up in Atlanta ga......email me if interested,         sidramey@aol.com

Everything else / still around and alive....
« on: April 18, 2017, 02:59:46 AM »
as one of the older members,,,,,we get older and not as active as we were before....I have seen hundreds of members come and go......very few of the old timers are still around.....still have a 8 p lister clone and a 3 1/2 petter plus a few dozen of antique engines,,,,plus hundreds of antique tools etc..still active but not as much as before...miss going to Portland swap meet and meeting old friends but all of my friends can not stand the 12 hour drive any more,     but I still stay in contact with of a few of the old gang....as we use to say in the Army...keep up the fire,,,sid

Everything else / Denton N.C. next week
« on: June 26, 2016, 12:39:35 AM »
as one of the original members it has been a while since I have posted.. age and health has been an issue for the last  2 years/// but it looks like the antique engine and tractor show next week in Denton N,C,, may be in the schedule. Over the last 20-25 years I have accumulate dozens of antique engines and lister and petters engines...but   age does catch up with us and our family..over the years I have meet many member of the forum at Portland and Denton..so.. if any one is in the area.. send me an email.. we will bs and catch up on old time...I wonder what has happened to a lot of the old members...Hotater,Dale Doug,Guy faulk.Bob,, dozen of other that have been quiet the last few years.Sid.

General Discussion / Re: it has been while....
« on: November 25, 2015, 01:04:16 AM »
A little more of what has been going on.......I still have about 8 large antique engines, about half are hit and miss.the biggest is a 15 hp Fairbanks,,,,,about 3000 lbs, runs like a watch..on a 14 ft. trailer....my old friend is 93 and we have traveled around the south east for 30 years....he had about 80 engines,.....a few years back he gave his friends one. I got first pick...did not want too but I finally picked a 1 1/2 sattley... still left him with about 70...most of his were smaller ones...this summer he decided that he had no one to in his family that knew or wanted old engines....they were just scrap to his family.I stop over one a week to take him to lunch,this day he said come look at some engines....I went home with 9 engines,  Iron horse, Johnson.reo,bradford,Waukesha ,etc...a week  ago I stopped in this time I went home with 13 more....all he said was I do not want them to go for junk.....I would of given anything to have these 30 years ago....... hopefully my son will keep and take care of them.......I use to go to about 15 engine shows a year. from south Florida to Indiana and stay about 5-7 days.. the last few years I noticed I only go to 4 or 5 and stay about 1-2 days... does not takes as long to see everything,,, just not as fun as it use to be.......my favorite engine and set up is a corm mill on a 18  ft. trailer....with a Desjardin hit and miss engine....I usually take it the Ga. Nation Fair for 11 days in the fall......I still own a 8 hp lister clone and a 3 1/2  hp petter......still love old engines but we all slow down...sid

General Discussion / it has been ahile....
« on: November 23, 2015, 11:42:13 PM »
it has been a year since I have posted.. amazing how time goes by......I check on the forum and found out that I joined 10 years ago...must have been  before we had a lot members,,,,,checked on a few of the old timers and most have been silent for years,Hotater,Doug. guyfaulks etc.I think mobile Bob is still around miss the old times...we sure had some interesting members......during this time, age is slowly catching up with me.....I do not mind that as much as loosing my desire to build engines etc....it is more fun to play with the grand kids...I missed one of my favorite trips this year to Portland Indiana in may. always meet up with 38ac for a day of shopping..sid

General Discussion / Re: Portland Indiana swap meet in may 2015
« on: January 06, 2015, 12:31:19 AM »
no problem camping. I tent camped for years but the mud and cold finally got me.the reason it is so high is they raised the room price this year,also they have a 12% tax that week plus state tax. runs a little under $200.00, but depending on the room I think it could top that..sid

General Discussion / Portland Indiana swap meet in may 2015
« on: January 05, 2015, 08:28:21 PM »
looks like the swap meet may be out this year for the first time in over 20 years.......the hotel has changed the rules and want the full amount in advance with out a refund possible.. no ones knows 5 months in advance what will happen,, at almost $200.00 per night for 4 nights I am not will to gamble.. being a small isolated town, there are few choices to make. all involve at least an hour drive both ways each day... plus a 1200 mile drive round trip from home... sometimes you do not get enough beer for your money,,this just may be the perfect example...Also had some minor health problems this year and I might be interested in sell my 8 hp GM and Petter 3 1/2 hp ..sid

Listeroid Engines / Re: plugged fuel line
« on: June 29, 2014, 02:15:05 AM »
that is not an unusual problem.some of the older clones with braided fuel lines would swell up inside and stop fuel flow.my solution was to grind the flair off and throw away the braided hose and use a good quality fuel line on the banjo fitting. only few minute repair.all of the older lines would swell inside,did not matter what fuel you used.sid

Everything else / Re: Portland Indiana
« on: May 20, 2014, 03:09:13 AM »
I gave up many years ago try to post a picture on the forum. I guess I will have to re learn the procedure again/sid

Everything else / Re: Portland Indiana
« on: May 20, 2014, 02:19:22 AM »
made it back from Portland with several hundred pounds of mud in the truck. Rained for 3 days but meet up with Butch(38 ac) and had a wonderful time playing in the mud. did not buy an engine but found a very nice anvil. Just what I need. Another anvil... Looking forward to next year. Next show and swap meet in in Denton N.C on July the 4 th.  all ready loading the trailer.sid

Everything else / Re: Portland Indiana
« on: May 12, 2014, 10:32:34 PM »
sounds good to me.sid

Everything else / Portland Indiana
« on: May 10, 2014, 12:38:49 AM »
Wow. it has been a year and the Portland swap meet starts next wed.got the trailer loaded and a room at the motel.let the show start.sid

Everything else / Re: Portland swap meet 2013
« on: May 21, 2013, 02:10:11 PM »
the Portland swap meet was the best in years,no rain or mud until the last day. Meet up with Butch and had a great day shopping for bargains. at my age I do not need a lot more engines, looking forward for next year.sid

Everything else / Re: Portland swap meet 2013
« on: May 08, 2013, 01:14:30 PM »
yup/ it is Portland time again and I will be there/    .hopefully, I can meet up with Butch again and bargain hunt/  ,I have been traveling a lot the  last few months and have not kept up with the forum as much as I should.sid

Everything else / Re: Portland Show
« on: August 24, 2012, 01:53:44 AM »
the portland show is so large it is hard to see all of it,wish I could of made the show but I should be there for the swap meet next may...hope to see you and Butch there next year/sid

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