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Re: Lister cs for sale
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 03:52:21 PM »
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Re: Lister cs for sale
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 01:08:49 PM »

Note the following:

"It was originally installed by a municipality there to provide emergency back-up power. There is no generator with it now"

If that was really the case then I would reasonably expect it to have the heavy flywheels fitted, instead of lighter spoked versions. Also if it was driving a DC generator it would likely to be close coupled and have a shortened crankshaft on one side, or if driving an AC generator it would have had vee belt grooves cut on the flywheel periphery.

The presence of the flat belt pulley is more indicative that it was used to drive a water pump, saw bench, or some other item of agricultural equipment.


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Re: Lister cs for sale
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 02:03:57 PM »
I do not believe the seller has provided much in the way of useable information. From 1944 with "very few hours" - who knows what condition that is in without actually taking a look inside? Who could say anything about its true history without researching the serial number with R.A. Lister records? At the very least, it must be operating to be able to say anything about it. At that price point ($4500), it should be in perfect operating condition with a warranty of some sort. In "as-is where-is" condition it is likely worth about 1/2 of the asking $$$

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