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Engines / Re: Lister SL2 governor?
« Last post by dieselgman on Today at 07:47:23 PM »
Does your unit have the correct governor weights installed? Many variations exist... fixed 1500 or 1800 rpm weights will be the heavier ones and usually equipped with 2 governor springs.

Engines / Re: Lister ST2 find,removing the camshaft?
« Last post by dieselgman on Today at 07:43:20 PM »
ST2 Lister camshaft is retained by thrust bushings at front gear cover and engine block. Remove gear cover and you will see the cam gear. Remove governor assembly, withdraw fuel pumps and tappets, remove oil pump (out of bottom of block), remove pushrods and withdraw their tappets to top of bores... (best done with engine block laid on side). Cam will withdraw out front of engine. Check if fuel lift pump tappet is installed - remove if it is there.

Listeroid Engines / Re: ST 3 A 2 9 repairs
« Last post by dieselgman on Today at 06:32:47 PM »
Diesel Electric in Lyons KS is the best supplier for all things Lister/Petter. Largest inventory on the continent for certain... includes all legacy L/P products plus their more modern product lines. 100s of engines and multi-million $$ parts inventories. is best contact.

General Discussion / Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Last post by veggie on January 20, 2022, 04:57:23 PM »
Thank for advising us Bob.
Yes, I remember him well. Many of my searches for information were answered by posts from quinn.
I did PM him a few times for discussion.
RIP Quinn

Listeroid Engines / Re: Big end wear or damage
« Last post by cujet on January 19, 2022, 02:45:13 PM »
I'll bet we can guide you through the job. Post some high resolution pictures of the bearing shells, the crank journal and the con-rod, with the shims currently installed. With proper supplies, it's an afternoon's job.

I may be possible that with appropriate care, cleaning and effort, the crank may clean up and be dimensionally OK, and the new rod bearing can be made to work properly. I have heard of this before, with excellent results. Although I've not had it happen to my engines.

I would also check the other rod bearing. If one let go, maybe the other is not far behind.

EDIT: It's not uncommon to occasionally replace rod bearings on some engines (think BMW six cylinders) and I'd consider it normal maintenance.
General Discussion / Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Last post by mobile_bob on January 19, 2022, 02:23:57 PM »
it makes me happy that so many of you guys remember Quinn
there is hardly a day goes by that i don't think of him.

he belonged to an email group that includes me,  so i got to correspond with him
several times a week for the last 8 or 10 years.

i talked to him on the phone about a month before he went to the big shop in the sky, and wish i had taken more time to give him a call.

as a christian i am told that God has a plan, but darn it just doesn't  seem fair that he was taken so soon.

oh well, i bet he is building a new shop for all of us to enjoy when the time comes.

thanks for the memories guys

bob g

General Discussion / Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Last post by mikenash on January 19, 2022, 05:11:27 AM »
Over and over I see good skills being lost as men get old and die.  I suppose it's kinda self-policing - if there was still a market for older skill-sets maybe someone would still be deploying them?  It took me quite a while recently to find someone to weld-repair a cracked pump-housing casting recently.  Maybe soon we'll just replace not repair.  A sad day
Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Only those without a tractor will understand . . .
« Last post by mikenash on January 19, 2022, 05:07:52 AM »
Hi Hugh

Yes, in my work we are forever moving a heavy electric pump motor somewhere inside an ill-designed pump shed with crowbars, rollers and bad language.  A tractor with a front-end-loader would be good though lol.  Cheers
General Discussion / Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Last post by BruceM on January 19, 2022, 04:12:00 AM »
I only knew Quin from his early Listeroid rebuild pioneering and posts.  They were always something I enjoyed and appreciated as a retired engineer (EE/CS).  He was exceptionally capable and wrote like a professional.  After reading his obituary I  wish I'd been able to meet him and know him better.  Quin had some serious breadth and depth of knowledge.
I'm saddened that his retirement was way, way too short.

Had a similar problem in moving  my Dursley from one location to another about 500" away, up a hill, into a building and onto a 10" high concrete pad. No tractor here either. I lifted it with wedges until i was able to get it onto s couple of 4X4 wooden skids. Used 2" steel pipe as rollers and a 5' steel bar to move it along. Took me a couple of days and some patience, but eventually got it in place without damaging anything......especially me!
Long ago, I watched an old guy move a 4 ton lead keel casting. He had cast it in a hole in the ground. With wedges, rollers, and a long bar, he moved it out of the hole, then positioned it under the wooden sail boat he was building. He then wedged it up and bolted it in place. Took him a couple of days, but there was never a mishap and he never broke a sweat. A great lesson to me.
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