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Listeroid Engines / Re: Import of Listeroids - Food for thought
« Last post by Tanman on Today at 05:25:32 AM »
IMO the best way to import these is not to import engines but parts. The question is when does an engine go from parts to an engine legally. Based on my conversations with cbp that is a very grey line.
Engines / Re: Posts are not loading
« Last post by cobbadog on Today at 05:03:53 AM »
Hi KC7NOA,If your post did not load sue to an oversize file like an image that has not been compressed then yes, unfortunately your text is gone as well. I am not a IT guy but the Forums I visit all have similar limits to the sizes of files being uploaded. For those that use FaceAche and Instagrub, they do not need compressing first and this spoils new users to this type of Forum.
Once you have learnt how to compress an image it becomes second nature and is easy to do.
I use M/S Picture Manager as that is what is on my old desktop PC. I am sure there are many other programs that are free to use and just as easy to compress images. Also from my failing memory I think if you save an image to your desktop then right click on it there maybe a way of compressing it there. Go back to the Home Page and read about posting images. It may explain it far better than my dribble.
Engines / Re: Posts are not loading
« Last post by KC7NOA on Today at 04:35:42 AM »
I tried to make a new post, with picture ... and finally decided to skip the attachment.

I'm wondering if the original text in that post is gone?
Generators / Re: SR2...just picked up another one.... :-)
« Last post by KC7NOA on January 26, 2022, 11:43:32 PM »
Old thread, sorry .....

How did you get on with the starter?
Did you find a suitable replacement?

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Lister CS 6/1 Start-o-Matic Won't Turn Over
« Last post by AdeV on January 24, 2022, 01:15:14 PM »
Apologies, have only just found this thread as the result of Chris' post...

I would suspect a burnt out wire in the starter windings of the alternator. If everything else is OK, but it's turning over weakly, that's the only thing I can think of that would cause the issue. It's what caused my SOM to be taken out of service before I bought it; although someone subsequently dropped it on its nose bending the output shaft...
Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Only those without a tractor will understand . . .
« Last post by mikenash on January 24, 2022, 07:58:41 AM »
Today levelled and welded-in-place a 500mm X 500mm X 20mm piece of plate where the motor is going to go.  Next time I'm up there we have the twin fun tasks of moving the beast across onto that and drilling 4 holes in the heavy plate.  Be easy-peasey with the come-along
Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Only those without a tractor will understand . . .
« Last post by mike90045 on January 24, 2022, 12:39:51 AM »
My 30hp John Deere wimps out at 800# on the front loader - no moving listeroids for me.
Listeroid Engines / Re: Import of Listeroids - Food for thought
« Last post by 38ac on January 24, 2022, 12:38:20 AM »
I have brought over 4 shipment of parts fron India the last couple years, probably 1000 lbs total and for estimate purposes I double what the parts cost for shipping. Shipping for two 6/1 crankshafts were almost $600
Listeroid Engines / Re: Import of Listeroids - Food for thought
« Last post by cujet on January 23, 2022, 09:49:05 PM »
While a bit off the topic, there is clear evidence that regulators now pretend to believe that batteries can "generate power". The new CA regulations now forbid small engines of any sort, and instead require using a battery, such as a Tesla Power Wall, for home power during an emergency. The absurdity of this is not lost on anyone here, as a single $11K, 13Kwh battery can, at best run a home for half a day. God forbid it needs to operate the 4500W water heater, 2HP well pump and 5 ton air conditioner. Then one can expect, at best, 1 hour of service.

I don't believe our "betters" are going to let us continue to go down the internal combustion engine path. Fuel will become ever more expensive, parts scarce, and new production units will be cost prohibitive. Enjoy your solar panels and batteries, as that will eventually be your only "Choice".

I don't know if any of you have shipped heavy goods lately. Shipping costs are 4x ++ what they were just 2 years ago. What used to cost $4-500 is now well north of $2000. Importing Listeroid parts may still be possible, at great cost. Couple that with the fact that we do not make small engines here anymore and we have a perfect situation for mandatory battery power.

No joke, shipping 10 pounds from Florida to Germany is now over $300!!!
Things I want to Buy / Re: Wanted dead or alive Lister something Start-o-Matic
« Last post by Hugh Conway on January 23, 2022, 09:31:58 PM »
I was able to get a startomatic from a member in Denmark. He had a few Lister 6/1 machines.
Oiler has not been active on the forum for a while, but he is not all that far from you in Norway.
Try shooting him a PM. Maybe he has something of interest to you, or might know of some contacts in the Nordic countries.

Ebay in UK is a good place to look. Here's a CS, not a startomatic though.
Good luck
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