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Generators / Re: Capacitor calculation for DIY stand alone genset
« Last post by Chris_DK on May 02, 2021, 06:20:27 PM »
@oldgoat
thanks for the link, my initial idea was to make a genset out of "scrap" parts that are easily and cheaply available and the make a building manual, so anyone with basic skills could build one cheaply without falling in the  same pitfalls that I am already falling into. I can see the idea is not ideal and mayby slightly waste of effort - anyhow I have booked a couple of hours with a professional electro-guy and maybe he can guide me to the right way to do it or convince me to buy an off the shelf generator head.
I am still a bit puzzled as what parts make a off the shell generator do the job, to my understanding those are also based on asynchronous gennys - is that the avr or ..?? Have other people taken this route and succeeded?
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Generators / Re: Capacitor calculation for DIY stand alone genset
« Last post by scott p on May 02, 2021, 05:55:26 PM »
If I am reading that motor tag right the voltage is 400 or 690 volts and what phase ???
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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: couple of old SOMs
« Last post by mikenash on May 02, 2021, 07:48:01 AM »
Hi Dayle. Yes. For sure. Id just like the flywheels really so well see

I bid $300 a while back on a nice complete 3/1 hadnt been run for a few years (being sold by the widow of a collector of course) and it went for $1500. Jeez

I guess well see lol. Cheers
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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: couple of old SOMs
« Last post by starfire on May 02, 2021, 05:11:56 AM »
hello Mike, I wonder what the reserve is? I am always pessimistic when stuff is advertised using buzzwords such as antique, rare, collectable etc. This usually indicates the seller has great ambitions with price with little real knowledge of the item. Theres still this stuff laying around though. Good luck with it, I see 55 watchers already.
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Things I want to Buy / Re: Cam gear CS 6
« Last post by mikenash on May 02, 2021, 01:40:31 AM »
Hey Daryl whereabouts are you?

I have the entire bottom end of a 3/1 sitting in a paddock here.  I don't see why the cam gear would have any more than superficial rust on it.  I would imagine it's the same as a 5/6/1 - maybe worth looking at?

Get back to me if you like?

Cheers, Mike
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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: couple of old SOMs
« Last post by Hugh Conway on May 02, 2021, 12:43:48 AM »
Why not ?
Hope you get them with a low bid.
Cheers
Hugh
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Original Lister Cs Engines / couple of old SOMs
« Last post by mikenash on May 02, 2021, 12:08:14 AM »
Check out the link

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=3076626868&member_hash=a3a7566550fad4bdc4224f94f4401662016de7c29f5cc5555c&tm=email&et=46&mt=3CD2EA5F-6EC8-4299-AE88-E417DDE97A03

I have put in a bid and will chase these along.  I suspect they're worth having just for the couple of pairs of SOM flywheels . . .

I'd be interested in any observations, thanks
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Engines / Re: Museum Lister D problems
« Last post by Lcrowther on May 01, 2021, 09:21:49 PM »
I'll have a go at what you have suggested. It's quite pleasing when it gets going, it's the getting going which Is the problem. You have mentioned a couple of things I haven't tried yet so I'll give them a go.

Cheers
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Engines / Re: Museum Lister D problems
« Last post by cobbadog on May 01, 2021, 01:00:14 PM »
No problems at all about missing the maggy. I really dont think there is much wrong with the engine other than needing a good long run varying the revs and puttinnnnnnng it under load form time to time. I sometimes grab a length of timber and while the engine is rrrrunning I put it un der the flywheel and lift it slightly. This loads up the engine and brings the governor into play so does 2 jobs at once.
These Lister engines were well and truly over designed with quality thrown in at the same time. Parts that fail have done so due to lack or no maintenance or they have really been worked very long and hard.
When you go back, go armed with plenty of good clean, fresh fuel, a spare plug, feeler gauges, points file, some carby cleaner to clean up the inside of the maggy where the popints are as sometimes there is a lot of oil there. Try a good squirt of oil down the plug hole and start it up and see what happens.
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Engines / Re: Museum Lister D problems
« Last post by Lcrowther on April 30, 2021, 05:47:25 PM »
It wasn't my intention to not get the mag in the video, I think I got excited when I managed to get it running so I took a short video quick😁. I'm genuinely surprised I haven't taken any detailed photos of parts yet, I will from now on.

I'll give it all another look at when I'm back there with a fresh pair of eyes and give everyone's ideas a go.
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