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Govenor

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Lister
« on: June 29, 2020, 04:06:55 PM »
Hi can anyone tell me if you can run a lister l T 1A 19. In the opposite direction.
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cobbadog

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Re: Lister
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 07:22:52 AM »
Not a good thing to try and run them backwards at all. to change the rotation is a bit of work but can you get the reverse rotation by driving off the opposite end of the crank shaft and if it is a crank start change to electric or make a starting dog for the other end.
Out of curiosity, what is the application?
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Re: Lister
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 07:52:22 AM »
/\ That is one option, but those LT engines have a very spindly camshaft, also it will be at 1/2 engine speed.

However here is a link to another thread, by someone who managed to achieve that albeit unintentionally.

https://listerengine.com/smf/index.php?topic=9009.0

To change the DOR of a Lister engine is a lot of work, and you will need to replace the following:

Camshaft, starting dog, starting handle, flywheel fan shroud, and flywheel fan. No need to change the oil pump as these are a plunger design.

Easiest way to achieve this is to find an identical scrapper reverse rotation Lister engine and swap the bits over.

Edit: You will  also have to change the flywheel end crankshaft oil seal, because although these engines have a rubber lip oil seal it usually has a preferred direction of rotation, as it has a scroll molded into the sealing surface.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2020, 08:19:48 AM by listard-jp2 »

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Re: Lister
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2020, 03:35:41 PM »
Easiest way to achieve this is to find an identical scrapper reverse rotation Lister engine and swap the bits over.

I'd suggest the easiest way is to set up a shaft and use some belts to get a pulley turning the opposite direction or just use a long twisted belt.