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Listeroid Engines / Re: How To Choose A Radiator
« Last post by cujet on February 17, 2024, 01:44:29 PM »
The same heavy loadings that kill the upper shell in an 8/1 or SOM flywheel engine can be duplicated in a spoke flywheel 5 or 6/1 engine by having the injection timing advanced from the Lister specifications.

Correct, injection timing is critical for bearing life.

@ Cujet
 
I recall your very nice builds and frequent participation.
Re the Youtube link..... A really nicely done and well balanced movable system. Didn't you use a helicopter rotor balancing system to smooth it out?
Is it still in operation?
Does that engine use a water pump? Cheers Hugh

Yes, the engine still works great. I need to make a new fuel tank. Thinking of an integral sight glass.
Yes, the setup uses my preferred method of circulation. A brand name "Grundfos" 120V water pump. Generally the style for hot water circulation for home heating.
Yes, I use an ACES helicopter/jet engine balancer to balance the engines. It can also be done "by hand, by feel" if you know how. I put some of the clues in an old thread.

  were you one of the original fella's to make the hollow oil dippers ? I know xyzer was one as well. Was wondering if you have them installed in your engines?   

I do have the XYZer hollow dippers. So far, they are holding up. I did not make my own.
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Listeroid Engines / Re: Whete to find non detergent oil in canada
« Last post by cujet on February 17, 2024, 01:25:38 PM »
I really can't think of an advantage to a Non Detergent oil. Modern diesel oils are very well suited for Listeroid use.
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Listeroid Engines / Re: Knocking, now what?
« Last post by cujet on February 17, 2024, 01:24:12 PM »
I'd love to see a video of it up and running again.

These engines really are special. With basic skills, they can be kept running nearly forever. Good job on the repair!!!!
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Listeroid Engines / Re: Knocking, now what?
« Last post by BruceM on February 17, 2024, 03:36:58 AM »
I just got caught up on this thread.  Wow, 38AC sure nailed it.  Bravo on your troubleshooting and persistence, Hugh. So glad it worked out.  I hope you can find a small machine shop nearby who can help with your custom key project.

For Christmas I got myself a cheap TIG torch, filled my former nitrogen bottle with argon and taught myself some beginner level scratch start TIG.  Added a new tap so I could use just 2 batteries plus the sheet metal resistor of my direct battery DC stick welding  TIG likes the lower voltage better.  Tried some silicon bronze brazing with it too- easy and quite fun.  That's what I'd use to build up the top edges of your keys, I think. 

Best Wishes,
Bruce
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Listeroid Engines / Re: Knocking, now what?
« Last post by keith71 on February 15, 2024, 08:21:41 PM »
Glad to hear you are up and running again.. You should be good for another 12+ years.. I know 38ac will still be around to help us out of our troubles..
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Listeroid Engines / Re: Knocking, now what?
« Last post by 38ac on February 15, 2024, 11:43:54 AM »
Bob, at one of the Amish sawmills I work part time everyone goes to one back corner to relieve themselves. The mill is sided with tin and it is rotted off about 3 foot high from people pissing there, LOL
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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Bamfords knee deep
« Last post by 38ac on February 15, 2024, 11:39:57 AM »
Bob, that's the same problem I had when we moved 8 years ago. My shop work was shut down for over a year while we remodeled and moved and I build my shop. Work kept coming in and I had quite the pile when I got going again.
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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Bamfords knee deep
« Last post by broncodriver99 on February 15, 2024, 08:35:40 AM »
At least one of them isn't in pieces in a box. The other....looks, well foreshadowing. Good luck!
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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Bamfords knee deep
« Last post by ajaffa1 on February 15, 2024, 08:14:59 AM »
Hi Butch, looks like word has got out that you are a man that knows what he is doing. I`m still going through trying to get my workshop set up, but work has already started to roll in, don`t need it right now but word gets around.
I do hope that the quantity of incoming work is not going to impact your contribution on this forum
Thanks for your great advice to Hugh.

Bob
 
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Listeroid Engines / Re: Knocking, now what?
« Last post by ajaffa1 on February 15, 2024, 08:05:50 AM »
No wonder these flywheels are so difficult to remove if Butch is recommending urine rather than Loctite. well done guys, Hugh is back in business!

Bob
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