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Original Lister Cs Engines / Only those without a tractor will understand . . .
« Last post by mikenash on January 18, 2022, 07:02:13 AM »
If you don't own a tractor or other means of lifting one of these heavy old girls - then we're probably on the same wavelength . . .

The one on the left has plagued me for the last year - issues with the bore, issues with a +40thou piston badly machined, issues with a cylinder stud . . . it had got to the stage where grass and weeds were growing up around its pad as I had no way to get it "off and out" and no way to get another one "in"

Then it came to me - I was looking at it all wrong: All that was needed was to drag the "new" CS - the one on the right - off the trailer and onto a pile of timber at the correct height - THEN all I had to do was weld in a couple of 500mm lengths of heavy channel to extend the RSJs of the original CS' mounts, and, voila!  Room for two engines lol

The "new" one (on the right) was sold to me as a "good runner, just not started for a few years" (and have I heard that phrase before)

But it feels like progress.  I managed to weld the sections in without setting fire to the diesel-soaked dead grass - that has to be a good omen lol
Listeroid Engines / Re: Big end wear or damage
« Last post by cujet on January 18, 2022, 03:34:43 AM »
Any updates?

One thing I don't see mentioned is the connecting rod shims. To a small extent, removal of shims can "tighten" a new bearing a little, to fit a very slightly worn crankshaft a little better.

Put another way, simply assembling the connecting rod with new bearings and no shims under the rod cap could result in insufficient bearing to journal clearance.

This is one nice way these engines can be kept operational with minimal work.
General Discussion / Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Last post by Hugh Conway on January 18, 2022, 01:58:38 AM »
I never met Quinn, but had the pleasure of corresponding with him years ago. Quinn wrote a couple of articles on the tear-down and re-assembly of a Power Solutions listeroid and sent them me to proof-read them before publication. I think that was in 2013 or thereabouts. I can now only locate the "Beta Tester part 1".
He wrote a few articles for George Breckenridge's Utterpower site as well. Those were earlier still, long before I even knew anything about listeroids.
Here are a couple of links that still work
There is a lot of good information and photos in those links, and they are now all that I have except the Beta Tester pdf
I can recall some photos of him working in his ever-so-clean shop in bare feet.
Quinn was a great guy and was always willing to share his experience. In reading his obit, there is a bit about his interest in sailing. We lived and sailed in the same area way back when, maybe we met then, and never realized it in our later correspondence.
R.I.P. Quinn
We'll miss you Mr. Farnes
Listeroid Engines / Re: 18/1 build up
« Last post by viking427 on January 17, 2022, 08:22:52 PM »
Is this the Topland 3.4L single or ?   bore  x stroke ?
General Discussion / Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Last post by dax021 on January 17, 2022, 04:19:59 PM »
RIP Quinn, I didn't know you, but you were obviously highly respected
General Discussion / Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Last post by cobbadog on January 17, 2022, 10:22:43 AM »
Sorryu to hear of your and the Forums loss of a unique man. I feel as if I missed out on a special bloke that was entertaining. I like it when things are presented in a different way just to hear the feedback, I do it too.
General Discussion / Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Last post by AdeV on January 17, 2022, 07:23:41 AM »
Sad news indeed, thank you for letting us know Bob.

Quinn posted many many pearls of wisdom over the 12 years he was active here, and whilst we hadn't seen him for a while, his unexpected passing is still a blow.

RIP Quinn.
General Discussion / Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Last post by 38ac on January 17, 2022, 01:58:25 AM »
While I only knew him from his writings here it was very clear that when he wrote it was based on facts, not wishful thinking and old wives tales. I have always considered him to be the pioneer of doing Listeroids right and my work to be an extention of his.
General Discussion / Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Last post by sirpedrosa on January 16, 2022, 05:56:49 PM »
Hi Gentles

Our deep prayers to his soul. LEF is poorer with this loss.

stay safe.
General Discussion / one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Last post by mobile_bob on January 16, 2022, 05:28:18 PM »
he was known as "quinnf" on this forum and as "oddjob" on the microcogen forum

 he was a solid guy that i met face to face when a few of us got together back in  i think '07 at "hottaters" place in idaho

he was a decent and kind man that was hard to get riled up, someone that was a calming and reasoned voice when things got heated on the LEF back in the day.

he built one of the 6/1 listeroids from powersolutions and painted it silver, he caught a lot of flack for doing that, but that was Q, someone that marched to his own drum, and for that he was a really interesting guy.

"ol' silver" as that 6/1 was known, was a test bed for early development of these engine's within a smaller group of guys that were working with then and putting large amounts of run time on them. everything he built was first rate, clean, well thought out and executed.

i could go on, but suffice it to say he left this world far too soon, at age 65 he was just getting into his retirement when he was called home.

he was my friend, and i miss him

bob g

ps. his wife requests no flowers be sent
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