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Re: Cheap Lister Generators UK based
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2019, 11:26:47 PM »

Often of a tractor of vehicle with a standard transmission has sat for a very long time the clutch disk will rust and stick to the pressure plate and flywheel surfaced.

Easy fix have someone depress the clutch pedal then use that blunt chisel against that brass placed against the flywheel rim. Turn the flywheel a quarter turn and repeat.


I have an old Bedford coach (VAM chassis, Plaxton bodied) which gets laid up for long periods & usually suffers that problem. We have a far more agricultural solution..... Engage 1st gear. Open barn doors. Start engine and accelerate. Jump on clutch and brake simultaneously. Frees it right up  ;D
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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2019, 09:21:08 AM »
That is an invitation for disaster there's a good possibility those springs in the clutch disk will break if they have not already done so.

If getting a compressor or air to the vehicle needing a disk freed up you can always use a 20 pound cylinder of LPG plumbed with an air line to operate your pneumatic hammer.

I've even used LPG as a propellant to spray paint with, rattle cans you purchase from the hardware and auto parts store are all mostly using propane as a replacement to the banned CFC's.

Years ago when I was hauling scrap cars with a propane fueled truck I had installed a valve on the vapor port on the LPG tank that I used on my impact to remove tires from the junkers.

I have an old Bedford coach (VAM chassis, Plaxton bodied) which gets laid up for long periods & usually suffers that problem. We have a far more agricultural solution..... Engage 1st gear. Open barn doors. Start engine and accelerate. Jump on clutch and brake simultaneously. Frees it right up  ;D

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Re: Cheap Lister Generators UK based
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2019, 12:35:52 AM »
Here's a SR2 that I had purchased a year ago it has a start o matic generator head.








Cattle truck was a no show, departing this evening for the fourteen hour road trip hopefully I have a generator to load when I arrive.

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Re: Cheap Lister Generators UK based
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2019, 08:02:25 PM »
Petter PJ is home. 1892 km's traveled  fuel cost $308.00. almost lost a wheel on the last 15 Km's from home.






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Re: Cheap Lister Generators UK based
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2019, 03:02:27 AM »
Beautiful-looking genset.  All you need to do now is get rid of that truck and buy a Toyota and you'll be set  :)

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Re: Cheap Lister Generators UK based
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2019, 03:37:45 AM »
you got some loose lug nuts on that crusty looking wheel/tire

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Re: Cheap Lister Generators UK based
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2019, 09:33:23 AM »

That's a BLOODY long way to drive to get an engine! You are really keen. Looks like it was worth it though.
Maybe I should expand my search area.  Mate has started truck driving again so I could look farther afield and still not have to go that far!  :laugh:

NICE solar ground mount array in the background too!
What is that, about 6KW?

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« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2019, 05:18:18 PM »

That's a BLOODY long way to drive to get an engine! You are really keen. Looks like it was worth it though.
Maybe I should expand my search area.  Mate has started truck driving again so I could look farther afield and still not have to go that far!  :laugh:

NICE solar ground mount array in the background too!
What is that, about 6KW?

The solar array belongs to the fellow that sold me the generator, he operates a bed and breakfast for livestock. Which is kind of amusing, cattle being sent to slaughter after so many hours in transit must be watered and fed with so many hours layover.

He recently expanded the operation and purchased a larger generator which is used only for standby power should the grid go down.

He purchased the Petter used fourteen years ago and spoke fondly of the old girl, like she was a family member heading off to college.

There's a story behind that old Chevy and it should not have been used for that trip, my significant other half was pulling a power trip about taking the Dodge Ram. So I purchased a 7 day permit for the junker.

Woman after menopause, end of story.

Now to make room in my man cave then unload the generator into her new home.




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Re: Cheap Lister Generators UK based
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2019, 07:02:03 PM »
Now to cut three pieces of large diameter pipe to use as rollers to place this beast into place, two rollers are placed under the skids then as the generator moves forward the spare roller is placed in its path.

     


 


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Re: Cheap Lister Generators UK based
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2019, 09:21:14 PM »
PJ getting cylinder head overhaul and new injector nozzles.




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Re: Cheap Lister Generators UK based
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2019, 10:01:29 PM »
The Lister / Petter parts are genuine mfg. inventory and most will have a NATO part number.

Coming soon the sellers contact with a list of engines he has parts for.

This will be a good source of parts for those of us living in North America.

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Re: Cheap Lister Generators UK based
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2019, 01:49:26 AM »

That's a BLOODY long way to drive to get an engine! You are really keen. Looks like it was worth it though.
Maybe I should expand my search area.  Mate has started truck driving again so I could look farther afield and still not have to go that far!  :laugh:

The Kohler generator with Lister ST2 was a four hour drive then once I had arrived had to wait another two hours for the bugger to come home.

The Lister was run short of oil, the engine side cover has been removed so far pleased with what I'm seeing.

The crankshaft thrust bearing has not had the bearing material scuffed off and the camshaft surfaces look decent.

I'll know more once the connecting rod caps have been pulled.





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