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Looks to be an HR2. My guess would be in the 12-15kw range.

If it runs and generates I would say $600 is a great deal.
Lister Based Generators / Re: Engine / Gen end identification help request
« Last post by ajaffa1 on June 02, 2023, 01:55:20 AM »
Lister ST2 (might be SR2) with a Brush SCAFF generator head, probably rated at around 7KVA. You will probably need to replace the old selenium rectifiers with modern silicon rectifiers. 1800 RPM indicates 60Hz so most likely a 110 volt output. Would have been built in the 1970s.


Lister Based Generators / Engine / Gen end identification help request
« Last post by Islandbro250 on June 02, 2023, 01:41:30 AM »
Good day folks.

I just got the deal of a lifetime, in my mind anyway.

I don't know a ton about Listers but One look at this old girl and hearing previous offered prices. I was happy to double all others and offer $600 for it.... Id guess running it's worth at least 10x that.

It was the backup generator for a good sized farm up until 15 years ago when they upgraded. But was running great then and the engine rolls over. I didn't want to attempt starting until I'd had a chance to go over it and make sure everything is good.

I'm struggling with identification of model and year. None of the engine number decoders I can find seen to make sense of it properly. The plate looks to read: Engine #  2590HR219
25HP 1800 rpm

The plate on the generator says Generator No. 2/54617 and has some bearing sizes and information but no kw rating or anything else.

I'd love to know any specifics, ratings and any other information possible.  Photo links below.
Thanks in advance.

Hi Daryl, a worn rack on a fuel injector pump will certainly affect the effectiveness of the governor. Definitely better to go for a CAV pump rather than the modern Mico Bosch equivalent, the modern one does not have a hole in both ends of the rack, so you can not fit the starting pawl, so they can be hard to start. Rob at Old Timer Engines will sort you out. You will need to check the spill timing once you have fitted your replacement pump.
Good luck, let us know how it goes.

Hi Mike..
Do you still have any of this treasure for sale. .?

Cheers Owenga (Northland NZ )  0272266994
I have had some time recently to work on the CS8 and while setting up the govenor linkages I discovered that the fuel rail binds up due to worn bore, this will certainly disrupt the govenor and effect the output voltage accordingly.. I plan to buy a replacement complete pump they are not expensive, that should stabilise the RPM and therefore the voltage..
Old timer engines have a CAV pump for a good price..

Cheers Owenga
Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: CS6 Loose flywheels
« Last post by Owenga on June 01, 2023, 12:22:46 AM »
Thanks for that. My brother has got very involved with this project and has ordered new barrel and piston, camshaft, fuel lifter, gaskets etc..
The loose flywheels we are going to make an insert boss with a heavy flange approx 250mm diameter and will bore the boss out to take the insert then bolt through the flange into the web of the wheel. It might be a little over engineered but there is a lot of inertia and it will stay put..
I have requested photos from my bro so I can post them up..

Cheers Owenga..
Hi Ian, Gentles

Lets see the IP cam lobe bump: go here:

As you can see lobe lift is 10mm. Therefore (now go here:

You must see if the travel of plunger is too far (you can take off IP valve [with IP snugged in place] and with the comparator see how much the travel is). If no shims you can eventualy damage pump element and plunger.

And yes all shims are between IP tappet guide face and IP face. Caspici?

I put back all paper shims it had, but if I notice it must be fine tweaked ill make more of 0,25mm gasket paper.

About fancy painting it's just a matter of each country evaluation. Here if I present an engine restored with patina is only a piece of junk.

Remember those engines are low compression, therefore they need starter cigar.

Engines / Re: SR3 Rebuild
« Last post by Orion on May 30, 2023, 11:48:53 PM »
Thats really good to hear, thanks so much for the feedback.  8)
Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Resurrection of a Deutz MAH 914, 1952? Lets see!
« Last post by iff7378 on May 30, 2023, 05:37:12 PM »
My injection pump had a steel washer along with shims behind it but the ring was badly bent and the shim paper falling apart.

Does your pump only have the 3*0.25mm shims between it and the face it mounts on? My flywheel has an F stamped on the rim indicating TDC and the manual states the injection point should be 15 degrees +/- 1 degree.

I'll get some pictures on here soon! This one is staying the natural patina so don't expect flashy paint jobs!

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