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General Discussion / Re: Next! 16/2 Lister
« Last post by 38ac on Today at 12:49:46 PM »
Nothing goes easy with this engine. installed the cam and lifters, no biggie right? Not on this one. After everything was in place the governor weights were hitting the end lifter bushing, grrrr :(   Had to make a custom shim for the far end to push the cam away from the bushing. Next bad news was the sleeves. Ordinarily I use 1/8 wall sleeves which are a stock item at around $100 each. Since the guy before me screwed up the blocks I had to go with 5/32 sleeves which are custom order and $352 each AND 10 week wait.
Just a note to anyone who works on a twin and takes it all the way down. The oil manifold and line that line that  runs up to the pump are installed FIRST, or you will be disassembling to get it installed. Just had a phone call last week, "hey, how do you get the oil line in the block and tighten the nut??? ??? ???  Answer, remove the crankshaft, camshaft, then install the line.
Everything else / Re: Greetings from Tasmania
« Last post by ajaffa1 on December 08, 2022, 08:55:24 PM »
Hi Guys, having built the new shed I have started to collect tools to fill it. This is difficult because I only have a single phase electric supply and a lot of the tooling for sale is 3 phase. There are only four options for dealing with this problem
1. build or buy a rotary phase converter
2. buy a suitable variable frequency drive for each 3 phase motor/appliance
3. buy a 3 phase ST generator head and couple it to my Lister CS 6/1
4. buy a three phase generator

The shed has no electric at the moment as my electrician has been working in New South Wales for the last six months and won`t be back in Tasmania for another 3 months. I need to have a plan for the electrical installation when he gets back.
Tomorrow I am going to a deceased estate sale where I am hoping to buy a complete fabrication shop, Gas welding gear, Mig welder, plasma cutter, AC/DC Tig welder & accessories a lot of it is 3 phase.
Any thoughts on how to best resolve this dilemma would be appreciated.

General Discussion / Re: Tesla
« Last post by ajaffa1 on December 07, 2022, 09:20:26 PM »
Rolls Royce are selling a small modular nuclear reactor. They are manufactured in a factory and assembled on site. A very cheap, quick and easy solution to the electricity issue. They also are manufacturing hydrogen generating and liquification equipment that can be used to produce liquid fuel for vehicles. Coupled together these would produce electricity for EVs and liquid fuel for longer journeys.

They don`t give any information about how to decommission the plant at the end of it`s life or where they plan to dump the radioactive waste.

General Discussion / Re: Tesla
« Last post by mikenash on December 07, 2022, 08:58:18 PM »
If the green movement weren't so dirty on Nukes - we could al have more, better, cheaper, more consistent power imho

I can't help thinking they're a good, medium-term, green-ish strategy - despite the disposal issues

General Discussion / Re: Placing an India order soon. Need parts?
« Last post by keith71 on December 07, 2022, 08:54:46 PM »
Just wondering when is the cutoff date?
Everything else / Re: small heater
« Last post by mikenash on December 07, 2022, 08:54:00 PM »
Good call, thanks Bob

I'll keep looking for a medium-sized, water-cooled, 1500 RPM unit - but they tend to be bigger & expensive.

Might get lucky.  Cheers
General Discussion / Re: Favorite recipies for penetrating oil
« Last post by keith71 on December 07, 2022, 08:53:24 PM »
Thanks all for the replys.. Some great suggestions.. I have never used kroil, have not seen it on the shelf at our local parts stores. But have heard about it in the past. At our local parts stores PB blaster is pretty much the go to for penetrant in a can. I have read kroil blows it away.

The boiling water is a new one for me. I will try that some time.  Acetone and Atf is pretty easy to make up.       
 Or maybe a kero acetone atf cocktail..   Might be the best way for a half gallon size soak container. Also going to read up on fluid film.

Thaks again for the help.
General Discussion / Re: Favorite recipies for penetrating oil
« Last post by ajaffa1 on December 07, 2022, 08:25:40 PM »
+1 for boiling water, I`ve been using it on old carburetors for years. My favorite for rust removal is molasses, sold in agricultural stores as a horse feed supplement and costs very little. It`s not fast but it does the job.
50/50 oil and kero is as good as any of the products sold as penetrating oil and costs a lot less, it`s also perfect on oilstones when sharpening tools.

General Discussion / Re: Favorite recipies for penetrating oil
« Last post by 38ac on December 07, 2022, 04:34:11 PM »
66 years old and 56 of those years working on old junk has taught me that none of it works as good as the sales pitch, and lately the internet lore.  Always have had some kind of tank in the shops with Stoddard or Kerosene in them for parts washing and when its about half used up with oil and grease I save a few gallons and that's that's my shop penetrant.  As for actually lossening a rust stuck part nothing works better than boiling water. I found this out by accident when I had a set of hot bluing tanks for guns.  One of my shop secretes for stuck injection pumps is to toss them in a pan of boiling water for 30 minutes. The elements are mostly junk anyway if stuck. Aftervthe boil the elements will move and the pumps come apart easily without breaking things.
Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: Lister ST3 Lima-MAC generator
« Last post by dkmc on December 07, 2022, 04:21:02 PM »

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