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Importing engine from the UK
« on: July 17, 2010, 04:02:49 PM »
I am with a group of people who have been working on a project of importing real Lister's from the UK. At first there were 6 people in the group and it looks like 1 has lost intrest. We are importing a 20 foot container which should hold somewhere between 20 and 25 engines. With 6 people the shipping divided equally will be right 1000 dollars per person. This will give you a space for 3 or 4 engines. I have at least 2 different buyers in the UK. I have a storage space in Blackpool to hold the engines until shipping. My plan is to make a trip to the UK when the shipment is ready to assist in loading the engines. If someone would be intrested in getting involved even with 1 engine it will still be a saving from what it would cost 1 person to ship one back. If intrested just PM me or email me and we can discuss further. This could be a chance to own a working piece of history.  Mike
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Re: Importing engine from the UK
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2010, 11:40:50 PM »
We have picked up another person which makes up back up to 6 people. With the size of the container we could very easily have one more person which would make it very affordable for someone to own one or two real Lister engines. Mike
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Re: Importing engine from the UK
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2010, 12:53:57 PM »
I have some pictures in my gallery of an engine that is under restoration.  This is the type of quality that will be shipped.

I tried posting them here, just haven't figured out just yet.

Search Derek Curlee in the gallery to see the engine.

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Re: Importing engine from the UK
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2010, 10:16:47 PM »
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Re: Importing engine from the UK
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010, 03:04:25 AM »
I am looking for a CS 6/1 and would be interested in importing to western Canada. Do you still want more participants?

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Re: Importing engine from the UK
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2010, 05:12:03 AM »
I am one of the 6 people (now 7 I see),Sent my money to our guy in the UK ,was able to get money exchanged here in the States and sent it Fedex .We have found that the best way may be to do a Paypal.At this time I have a Nice 6/1. I have a 5/1 in the works .Our guy is checking and doing any repairs.I have him looking for a 6/1 SOM   :D
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Re: Importing engine from the UK
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2010, 12:19:00 AM »
I have just been sent a list of more engines from another seller. He is suppose to be sending pictures. i will see if I can paste the list. i got this seller from one of my new friends I bought a CD from.
Hello Mike, sorry for not replying to your earlier email, its due to me being very busy presently and working very long hours, I dont  get to the computer until late evening and almost fall asleep on it.
at the last count there were 6 CS engines in my collection and my son has one,   3-1 runner unrestored.   3-1 non runner missing inj pump rocker cover and inj restored.    5-1 runner missing rocker cover unrestored.  5-1 runner  generator flywheels restored.  5-1 runner restored can be seen on youtube (dancing Lister CS).    5-1 runner generator flywheels unrestored.   8-1 4.5 Kva startamatic on cast iron base with original cooling and fuel tanks runner.  As a picture paints a thousand words I will if I  get a bit of spare time  assemble them outdoors and photo them along with the unrestored CE.   Please note that I dont have a problem with Americans and have driven extensively in the golden west states of California,Utah,Nevada, Arizona,New Mexico and Colorado, you certainly have some awe inspiring scenery out there. Mark.
PM me if anyone is intrested. My goal. Get all of them out of there we can. Mike

Addition to list 2 FR6's, 2  FR2's and 2 FR1's. I looked these up and some people seem to think these are better than CS engines, just a little more complicated. This might be a choice for people looking for twins since twins don'r seem to be coming on the market right now. I would expect as time goes on more people will find out about us and hopefully want to sell some of them. Mike DD
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Re: Importing engine from the UK
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2010, 03:06:23 PM »
Adim. If this post needs to be moved to items for sale please do. I am not trying to break the rules. I just put it here because that is where the post started. As I get more items I would like to continue to post them. I am not the person that will be selling them. So please feel free to move if needed. DD
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Re: Importing engine from the UK
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010, 03:31:26 AM »
PM sent to you, Dr Death. This sounds like a great initiative! I look forward to hearing from you.
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Re: Importing engine from the UK
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2010, 04:13:28 AM »
Ok well I have been talking to Mark W about this lot of engines and we came up with a very good idea that would be great for anyone wanting to purchase one of the engines in question. It might not be a good solution for someone wanting to buy and resell them but I guess getting these engines over here is the most important thing. Now first I really hope this will not affect the container I have been working on and so many people are depending on to get thier engines. Also I in no way will recieve any compensation for anything the sellers may make on the sale. I mentioned sellers because there are now two people intrested in providing engines and there might even be 2 twins.
Here is how it is going to be set up. Mark Wilkiinson and Pete and possibly Ade will get some still shots and a video of all of the engines that are to be sold with serial numbers listed to make sure the right engine goes to the right buyer. The auction will be sealed bid and after a given time frame the bids will be open and the buyers will be notified. The buyers will be responsible in sending the money to Mark or Pete and pay pal seems to be the best I have found for small 1 time purchases like this. Then the seller will contract a container to ship the engines to Dodge City where I will assist the buyers in getting the engines shipped to them at the buyers expense. This will be just like buying off of eBay. Now if you are already involved in the container shipment it will not have any advantage to want to add them to the container since this group of engines will probably be shipped sooner since there are quite a few people involved in the first container are getting engines from Mark Le Ritche and it will not ship until everyone has their engines. I will need to check with the forum just to make sure it will be OK to do something like this and I would think the sellers might make a small donation for using this forum. I will post more in the near furture after I make sure the forum is OK with this. Mike DD

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Re: Importing engine from the UK
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2010, 04:05:09 AM »
Mike, is there any tentive time line on this adventure?
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Re: Importing engine from the UK
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2010, 02:20:19 PM »
Wags if I have neglected to get back with you I will just post the tentative dates. The first container where everyone is responsible to purchase their own engines will be sometime in late February or March. The reason for this is because Mark La Ritche is building engines for several people and it will not ship until everyone has their engines. The other container that is being offered by Mark and Pete will be a sealed bid auction. When all engines are sold and deposits are paid then I will need everyone of the buyers to contact me by email of name and addresses so I can fill out the paperwork needed to get these engines brought into the US. When this is all done Mark will call for a container load it then get it shipped. i am pretty sure Mark and Pete will be using the same shipper we are using because he has had experience doing this for over 10 years. I trust he knows the ins and out of getting this done. I hope this will answer your question and anyone else who might have some questions. Mike DD
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Re: Importing engine from the UK
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2010, 12:53:24 AM »
They may go high, they may not. At auctions sometimes people think the pieces they are looking at are the only ones left on the planet.
Everything went high at that auction, but it was there and you could walk right out with it.
I'll be bidding, be sure, but not crazy bidding.
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Re: Importing engine from the UK
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2010, 03:17:26 PM »
Things are moving forward. I did receive the first group of pictures but they are not assigned to any auction page yet. I would be glad to forward to anyone who might like to see the quality that you could expect in the auction. DD
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Re: Importing engine from the UK
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2010, 03:46:12 AM »
How is this deal progressing Mike? I sent a PM for some pics.
A list of engines available yet?
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